The Enchanted Palace is opening its doors to the public in London's Kensington Palace this weekend. Also coming up over the next few weeks: fashion week in Moscow, a kilt runway show organized by actor Sean Connery, and a new fashion hotel opening in New York.
The Enchanted Palace
March 26 - January 2011
Kensington Palace will be taken over by British designers including Vivienne Westwood, who have reimagined the royal residence's rooms and created dresses for them to illustrate the stories of the princesses who lived there.
March 31 - September 5
This exhibition at the Design Museum explores how design can be used to achieve more sustainable living, examining not only the objects themselves but also the infrastructure in which objects are produced and exist.
An Ideal History of Contemporary Fashion, vol. I: 70-80
April 1 - October 10
Paris museum Les Arts Décoratifs is organizing an exhibition retracing the history of contemporary fashion in two parts. The first 'volume' will cover the look of the 1970s and 1980s.
Russian Fashion Week
The biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe will celebrate its 10th year in existence this year, showcasing the best in Russian design but also from abroad, featuring a London showroom in collaboration with the British Fashion Council.
Hussein Chalayan - from Fashion and back
April 3 - June 20
Previously on show at London's Design Museum, this display of the fashion designer's creations is now moving to Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art, representing Chalayan's first solo exhibition in Japan.
Dress to Kilt
New York, US
Celebrities including supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg and the actors Mike Myers and Alan Cumming will model new kilt designs at a New York showcase organized by actor Sean Connery. Tickets are available to the public and can be purchased online. There will also be a pop-up shop of the designs, running through April 13, located at the M2 Lounge (13 East 69th Street).
Fashion 26 hotel opening
New York, US
The new fashion-focused hotel of the Wyndham group will collaborate with the nearby Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and feature stylish gimmicks such as discount cards for local department stores and sales listings. Rates start at $255.
Grace Kelly: Style Icon
April 17 - September 26
Divided into three sections focusing on her Hollywood films (
High Society), the romantic relationship with Prince Rainier of Monaco, and her official engagements as Princess Grace, this new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum will showcase the most memorable haute couture looks worn by Grace Kelly.
Armani hotel opens
Date to be announced (postponed from March 18)
The luxe label, which is still managed by its founder Giorgio Armani and currently runs a variety of fashion lines as well as home accessory boutiques, spas, and cafés, has chosen the recently opened Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) - the world's highest tower - to host its first venture into hospitality.