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CNN —Black shades and a red towel were all Blackpink’s Jennie Kim needed to look chic ahead of the Jacquemus show in Capri, Italy. And just as Bardot was to Godard, Jennie was designer Simon Porte Jacquemus’s star on the runway on Monday. In her surprise runway debut, the 28-year-old closed the show of minimalist form and colorful threads in a backless halter dress, paired with a turquoise shoulder bag and zebra-print heels. Fans waiting outside venues have become a fixture as they look to get a glimpse of the K-pop celebrities attending fashion shows. Of course, fans would have had a difficult time getting to this runway location.
Persons: Jennie Kim, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Luc Godard’s, Mépris, Bardot, Godard, Jennie, Simon Porte Jacquemus’s, Curzio Malaparte, Godard’s, Mépris ”, , Stephane Cardinale, Corbis, Jacquemus, , , Luc Godard, Princess Diana, Jacques Demy’s Organizations: CNN, Casa Malaparte, Chanel Locations: Capri , Italy, Casa, of Salerno, Dua Lipa, Jean, Versailles
But this staple of preppy American fashion has humble origins, far from Martha’s Vineyard or the hallways of Yale or Harvard, in Chennai, India, the coastal city from which it takes its name. Krishnan Nair,” a biography of the Indian textile magnate and hotelier who first sold Jacobson the madras, in a video interview with CNN. From Chennai to shores of the CaribbeanFort St. George was established in the 1630s, helping the British cement a monopoly on the highly lucrative Indian textile industry. Research by the London School of Economics estimates that Indian cotton textiles, which were often exchanged for slaves, accounted for 30% of the total export value of 18th century Anglo-African trade. A madras fabric weaving workshop in Chennai, the Indian city once known as Madras, circa 1990.
Persons: Lisa Birnbach’s “, Ralph Lauren, Brooks, William Jacobson, , Bachi Karkaria, Captain C.P, Krishnan Nair, Jacobson, Tony Cenicola, Karkaria, — Nair, , , David Ogilvy, Leonard McCombe, Nair, Ogilvy, Elihu Yale, George, Hathaway, India Madras ”, Eli Yale, King George I, Hathaway Yale, Yale, Kai Toussaint Marcel, Marcel, Tommy Hillfiger, Kimberly M, Jenkins, Patrick Horvais, madras “ Organizations: CNN, Brooks Brothers, Yale, Harvard, New York Times, Milton Academy, madras, Ivy League, East, Yale College, Yale University, Yale . Yale, East India Company, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Parsons School of, London School of, Princeton, Miss College, Sports Locations: madras, Bahamas, Chennai, India, Madras, West Africa, Milton , Massachusetts, superstardom, East India, Fort St, India Madras, Scottish, North Africa, Nigeria, America, Caribbean, St, West Indies, England, France, New Orleans, East Coast, Bermuda, madras Bermuda, Rhode Island, Newport, South Florida, Palm, Fisher
Taipei, Taiwan CNN —Taiwanese drag queen Nymphia Wind gave a riotous performance at Taiwan’s presidential office on Wednesday, celebrating her win on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” last month. Taiwanese drag queen Nymphia Wind shakes hands with Taiwan's outgoing leader Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwanese drag queen Nymphia Wind performs on May 15, 2024. Nymphia Wind attends "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 16 finale screening at The Edge at Hudson Yards. Nymphia Wind and Jimbo onstage at the "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 16 finale screening event on April 19, 2024 in New York City.
Persons: Nymphia, Tsai Ing, Gaga’s “, Huang Fei’s “ Chase, Chase, , ” Nymphia, Tsai, Wang Yu Ching, Xi Jinping, Lai Ching, Taiwan’s, popstar, , Sun, Sun Yat Sen, Santiago Felipe, Leo Tsao, that’s, Jimbo, ” Tsai Organizations: Taiwan CNN, Communist Party, Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, Facebook, Weibo, Sun Yat, Hudson Yards, Reuters Locations: Taipei, Taiwan, ” Taiwan, Beijing, Taiwanese, Asia, China, Taiwan’s, East, Santiago, West, New York City
CNN —Buckingham Palace revealed the first official portrait of King Charles III since his coronation on Tuesday, and it’s proving to be divisive with its lurid red brushstrokes. The 8.5 by 6.5-foot painting is by British artist Jonathan Yeo, who has painted high-profile subjects throughout his career including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, actor Nicole Kidman and education activist Malala Yousafzai. Artist Jonathan Yeo's oil on canvas portrait of Britain's King Charles III. It’s what Yeo captures here.”While the celebrated artist works mainly in oils, he has dabbled in another medium: collage. The King is an artist himself, and a collection of his watercolors went on show in London in 2022.
Persons: Buckingham, King Charles III, Jonathan Yeo, Tony Blair, Nicole Kidman, Malala Yousafzai, Yeo, Charles, Prince, Wales, , ” Yeo, Jonathan Yeo's, Britain's King Charles III, Wales's, Charles ’, Philip Mould, — Yeo, Camilla, you’ve, , Richard Morris, George W, Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Palin, Silvio Berlusconi, Mary Whitehouse Organizations: CNN, British, Welsh Guards, Company, , CNN’s Royal Locations: British, , London
CNN —Amid a dramatic two weeks of resignations and allegations made against the Miss USA organization, Miss Hawaii USA Savannah Gankiewicz — who had originally placed as the first runner-up at the 2023 Miss USA pageant — has stepped up to be crowned Miss USA. The Miss Universe organization and Rose, through Miss USA, did not respond to CNN’s requests for comment. She welcomed Gankiewicz to the Miss USA family telling her to “embrace this moment of influence and let your words carry the power of positive change,” and thanked her corporate partners and sponsors for their “unwavering support.”Rose said that this year’s Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants would take place in Los Angeles and would broadcast on the CW network. The CW announced a multi-year agreement to air the two pageants in April, but in light of recent allegations, USA Today reported Monday that the network was “evaluating” its relationship with the Miss USA organization. Miss USA and Miss Universe Organization, have not returned CNN’s multiple requests for comment.
Persons: USA Savannah Gankiewicz —, , Miss USA, , Hawaii Josh Green, , Gankiewicz, Noelia Voigt, Voigt, Laylah Rose, UmaSofia Srivastava, Rose, ” Rose, Stephanie Skinner, ” Barbara Srivastava, Arianna Lemus, ” Gankiewicz, ” Lemus, Jackeline Voigt, Noelia, it’s Organizations: CNN, Miss USA, Miss, USA Savannah, USA, Miss Universe, Miss Teen, Teen USA, CW, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe Organization, Miss Colorado USA Locations: USA, Hawaii, Honolulu , Hawaii, Waikiki, Sarasota , Florida, Miss USA, Los Angeles, Lahaina, Maui
CNN —Miss Teen USA resigned Wednesday, sending further shock waves through the pageant community just days after Miss USA said she would relinquish her crown. In an Instagram post Wednesday, Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava said her “personal values no longer fully align with the direction of the organization.”“After months of grappling with this decision, I have made the choice to resign from the title of Miss Teen USA 2023,” wrote Srivastava in a statement on her personal account. Srivastava and the Miss Universe and Miss USA organizations did not immediately respond to CNN’s requests for comment. Voigt recently resigned from her Miss USA title. On Monday, Noelia Voigt stepped down from her Miss USA title, citing her mental health.
Persons: Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava, ” “, , Srivastava, , Noelia Voigt, Voigt, Hector Vivas, Claudia Michelle, Michelle Organizations: CNN, Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, Miss Teen, New Jersey, National Honor Society, Miss, 72nd Miss, El, Miss USA Organization, USA Locations: New, Miss USA, El Salvador, Venezuelan American, Utah, United States
Photos: All the looks from the Met Gala 2024
  + stars: | 2024-05-06 | by ( Christy Choi | Cnn | Photo Editor | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +1 min
Fashion's most extravagant night is in full swing, with celebrities descending on New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Met Gala. The invitation-only event, held the first Monday of May, raises money for the museum's Costume Institute. Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth are co-chairs alongside Anna Wintour. In the late British author's story, a count and his wife live in a grand villa with a crystalline garden of time-manipulating flowers. The Costume Institute's concurrent exhibition, "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion," will showcase rare designs that span 400 years.
Persons: Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Wintour, J.G, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Alexander McQueen Organizations: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Zendaya Locations: New, British
How to buy your first luxury watch
  + stars: | 2024-05-03 | by ( Christy Choi | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +9 min
Learn the lingoJust like buying a car, there are some technical terms prospective watch buyers can benefit from knowing. Parts of the watchCrown: Small knob found on the side of the watch used to change the date and time. Automatic movement: A mechanical watch that does not need a battery to move, it relies on movement from the wearer to wind. Buy a watch for the right reasons and consider what you need from itDon’t get sucked into hype around a watch. See if the designer made any othersWhile on the lookout for a watch to wear to his wedding, Pang saw a six-figure Audemars Piguet watch.
Persons: you’ve, it’s, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Sotheby Asia’s, Joey Luk, Charles Frodsham, , , Johnathan Chan, you’re, Helbert Tsang, Tim Stracke, don’t, Luk, Carlos Pang, Pang, Gerald Genta, Chan, Organizations: CNN, Rolex, Horology, Facebook, IWC, Locations: haute, Hong Kong, Geneva
Editor’s Note: This interview was aired on CNN’s “First Move With Julia Chatterley.”CNN —With “Shogun,” Hiroyuki Sanada wanted to get things right. “So, I wanted to…introduce the world correctly.”He plays Lord Yoshii Toranaga on the acclaimed FX miniseries, an adaptation of James Clavell’s best-selling 1975 novel of the same name. Not a stereotypical samurai.”Video Ad Feedback Watch: Hiroyuki Sanada speaks to CNN's Julia Chatterly on how "Shogun" has become a global hit. 02:16 - Source: CNNWhile Sanada, 63, has been acting for close to six decades, this is the first time he’s taken on a producer role. What we tried to do with that gaze was find a way to transcend culture.”The miniseries has proved popular.
Persons: Julia Chatterley, , ” Hiroyuki Sanada, Yoshii Toranaga, James Clavell’s, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Hiroyuki Sanada, CNN's Julia Chatterly, Sanada, John Blackthorne, Cosmo Jarvis, , Anna Sawai, Lady Mariko, Michael De Luca, Justin Marks, Rachel, Kondo, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Beef, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun Organizations: ” CNN, CNN, FX, Disney Locations: Japan, Hollywood, Clavell’s
CNN —An arms fair may contain all the trappings of war, but it is nothing like a battlefield. Nikita TeryoshinA shot of the reception at the 2016 MSPO expo, the biggest arms fair in Eastern Europe. “It was the only (arms fair I’d been to) where they were shooting real rockets over 20 kilometers (12 miles) maybe,” said Teroyshin. Fairgoers wait for a shuttle to a live demonstration site during the 2019 Army military expo held in Alabino, Russia. Forever.”) is paired with an image of three women in Islamic veils at an arms fair, one pretending to hold a rifle depicted in the poster in front of her.
Persons: , Nikita Teryoshin, , ” Teryoshin, Nikita Teryoshin “, Teryoshin, Majid, Teroyshin, Lockheed Martin, Nikita Teryoshin Teroyshin, , KAI, Nikita Teryoshin Saudi, Linda Åkerström, eyeshadow, Nikita Teryoshin Åkerström, ” Teroyshin, he’s, Åkerström, you’ll Organizations: CNN, Swedish Bofors, expos, Tiger, Kalashnikov, Lockheed, Manufacturing, ITT, Otis Defence, CTA, Elbit Systems, BAE Systems Locations: Russian, Swedish, Kielce, Poland, Lima , Peru, Belarus, France, Germany, South Korea, China, UAE, Peru, Russia, Vietnam, USA, South Africa, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, , DEFEXPO, Eastern Europe, Mali, Alabino, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Dortmund, Seoul, IDEX, Central, Western Europe, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Australia, Ukraine
CNN —There’s a new kind of “get ready with me” video trending in mainland China ­— one of “gross” work outfits. The hashtag “grossoutfitforwork” has attracted more than 140 million views and tens of thousands of discussions on Chinese social media platform Weibo alone. In late February, a post by Douyin (China’s version of TikTok) user Kendou S, claiming she was chastised by her boss about her “gross” outfits which said she wore to battle the cold weather, went viral. DouyinWhile the examples that have gone viral on social media are more extreme, Qiu said he believes casual dressing for work has always been popular in China and will continue. And as temperatures rise, some have started to share their gross outfits for the spring.
Persons: CNN —, they’re, , Kendou, , ” “ Gross, Gen Z, Bohan Qiu, ’ ”, Qiu, it’s Organizations: CNN, Workers Locations: China, Weibo, balaclava, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong
CNN —A museum in Australia is being forced to allow men into art exhibit originally conceived for women only, after a tribunal ruled it “discriminatory,” following a complaint by a disgruntled man who was denied entry. During proceedings, Kaechele told the tribunal that denying men entry to the mysterious room is indeed part of the art — giving them a taste of the discrimination and exclusion many women have experienced through history. “Because the requirement is that it will have to open to men, and that’s not happening,” she said. After Tuesday’s ruling, MONA’s official spokesperson told CNN that the institution was “deeply disappointed” by the tribunal’s decision. It was beautiful, the room, the art installation, the meaning of it all.”
Persons: MONA, Kirsha Kaechele, , ” Jason Lau, Lau, , Kaechele, , Jesse Hunniford, ” Kaechele, Charlotte Vignau Kaechele, Tuesday’s Organizations: CNN, Tasmania’s, of, Tasmanian Civil, KK Locations: Australia, New South Wales, Lau’s
CNN —The stars of the new “Wicked” movie appear to be gearing up for an epic “method dressing” press tour, having opted for color-coded looks on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night in Los Angeles. Cynthia Erivo wore a bewitching emerald-green custom leather Louis Vuitton gown with structured ruffle sleeves and train, as a nod to her, well, “wicked” character Elphaba. Cynthia Erivo arrives at the Oscars channeling her character Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West in the fictional world of Oz. Erivo and Grande even attended the 2024 Super Bowl in custom Louis Vuitton jerseys. “There’s always that incredible pressure because it’s so beloved,” Grande told Oscars pre-show co-host Vanessa Hudgens on the red carpet.
Persons: Cynthia Erivo, Louis Vuitton, Elphaba, Ariana Grande, Giambattista Valli —, Glinda, Oz, Jordan Strauss, Laverne Cox, Erivo, Michelle Yeoh, Madame Morrible, Galinda, , Oz ”, Gregory Maguire’s, Dorothy Gale, Tony, Jon M, Chu, Elphaba Thropp, Glinda Upland, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, “ Barbie, Margot Robbie, movie’s, “ There’s, ” Grande, Vanessa Hudgens, we’ve, ” Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, “ Congrats, ” Menzel, Instagram Organizations: CNN, Broadway, Super, Erivo, Locations: Los Angeles, Grande
Spanish police bust alleged Banksy forgery ring
  + stars: | 2024-03-08 | by ( Christy Choi | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +3 min
CNN —Spanish police said they have shut down an alleged forgery ring selling fake Banksy artworks across the US and Europe for up to 1,500 euros ($1,642) a piece. Investigators seized nine artworks during a raid of an apartment in the city of Zaragoza, northern Spain, according to Catalan police. Video Ad Feedback Related video: Banksy shares behind-the-scenes video from Ukraine 00:58 - Source: CNNPolice said they have charged four people with fraud and intellectual property offenses. Investigators said Banksy’s Pest Control organization, the only body able to officially authenticate the artist’s work, has confirmed that pieces linked to the Zaragoza workshop are fake, as are the accompanying certificates. Police became suspicious after noticing that many similar works had become available on the market, the statement added.
Persons: Banksy, Organizations: CNN, police, Historical Heritage Unit, CNN Police, Pest Control Locations: Europe, Zaragoza, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Pest, British, Bristol,
CNN —Vogue China editorial director Margaret Zhang has announced that she is stepping down just three years after becoming the youngest person to lead any of the fashion bible’s 28 editions. Zhang’s appointment as Vogue China’s editorial director in 2021 came as something of a surprise. But she also won praise for modernizing Vogue China and championing diversity at the title. In her resignation announcement, Zhang said the publication had enjoyed “record growth in video” and the “highest engagement events in the history of Vogue China” during her editorship. The Ghanaian-born fashion editor unexpectedly stepped down last June after more than six years at the helm.
Persons: Margaret Zhang, , Zhang, , Condé, — Anna Wintour, ” Zhang, Ik, , Anna Sui, Edward Enninful, Condé Nast, Roger Lynch Organizations: CNN — Vogue China, Vogue, Vogue China, US, Milan, Condé Locations: China, Australian, Sydney —, Mulberry, Vogue China, Ghanaian
CNN —Google is set to open its New York headquarters in a repurposed 1930s railway terminus near Hudson Square on Monday — and the tech giant says the project was designed with nature in mind. Once at the end of the railway now forming New York’s High Line, St. John’s Terminal served as a freight facility and office space. Mark Wickens/Courtesy GoogleGoogle began leasing the St. John’s Terminal site in 2019, and bought it outright in 2022 for $2.1 billion. Mark Wickens/Courtesy GoogleThe building can accommodate around 3,000 workers and is organized into 60 “neighborhoods” for teams of around 20 to 50 people. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, also slashed around 12,000 jobs — then around 6% of its workforce — at the beginning of 2023.
Persons: it’s, , Sean Downey, Mark Wickens, Rick Cook, Google, that’s, Downey, we’ve, Jennifer Kelly, Organizations: CNN, Google, New York State, Americas, Global Business, CookFox Architects, John’s, Google Google, Google’s Global Business Organization Locations: New York, Hudson, SoHo, Tribeca, St, Coney, Hurricane, Dublin, Playa Vista, New York City, Chelsea, John’s, California, America,
CNN —In the land of Hello Kitty, kawaii (“cute”) culture and the Neo-Pop art of 1990s Japan, Tetsuya Ishida was an outlier. An untitled 2004 acrylic and oil painting by late Japanese artist Tetsuya Ishida from the Gagosian retrospective "My Anxious Self." Ishida, who had gone to art school, worked part-time at a print shop and as a night security guard. Many of the 200 or so paintings Ishida completed in his lifetime portray the gloom of becoming a cog in the economic machine. Another painting entitled "Gripe," painted by Ishidia in 1996, portrays a Japanese salaryman with lobster claws for hands.
Persons: kawaii, Tetsuya Ishida, wasn’t, Japan’s “, Gripe, , Gulliver, Tetsuya Ishida's, Gagosian, ” Nick Simunovic, , ” Gagosian, Simunovic, Ishida, ” Simunovic, Gagosian Ishida, Jacky Ho, , Martin Wong, Ishidia, Cecilia Alemani, ” Ishida, Robert McKeever, Tamaki Saito, didn’t, Sharp, Japan's, claustrophobia, Takashi Murakami, Yoshimoto Nara, ” Alemani, Alemani Organizations: CNN, Asia, Art, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Venice Biennale, Hong Kong, Christie’s Asia, Japan Inc, dehumanization, Gagosian's, Sony Locations: Japan, Japanese, Japan’s, Gagosian, New York, Venice, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Tokyo, , York
The "skybridge" connecting the two hotel towers is set to feature a 150,000-gallon rooftop infinity pool. Bjarke Ingels GroupThe development is one of several projects competing for three casino gaming licenses recently approved for downstate New York by the state’s gaming commission. Bjarke Ingels GroupSoloviev Group has also promised that an unspecified percentage of the gaming profits, starting with a minimum $5 million donation, will go to an independently run non-profit community fund. Freedom Plaza will also contain public green space and a new Museum of Freedom and Democracy. Bjarke Ingels GroupUnaffiliated with Long Island University’s Museum of Democracy, the new institution will contain pieces of the Berlin Wall and works from the Soloviev Group’s art collection.
Persons: Bruce Munro, Le Corbusier, Wallace Harrison, Oscar Niemeyer, , Ray Pineault, , Michael Hershman Organizations: CNN, New, United, Museum of Freedom and Democracy, British, Soloviev Group, BIG, UN, downstate, Soloviev, Mohegan, Museum of Freedom, Democracy, of Freedom and Democracy, Ingels Group, University’s Museum of Democracy Locations: New York City, Midtown Manhattan, Madison, Danish, North America, York City, York, New York, Long
CNN —Pop star Miley Cyrus stunned the Grammys red carpet on Sunday by wearing a gown that appeared to be almost entirely made of gold safety pins. The metallic, net-like dress channeled both a 1920s flapper and an Egyptian goddess, its pins intricately arranged to resemble a collar and undergarments. Miley Cyrus poses on the red carpet on her way into the 66th Grammy Awards. Cyrus completed her red carpet look with a pair of yellow tabis, the split-toe shoes that have become a cult favorite among Margiela fans. Kevin Winter/Getty Images“This last year I featured Miley’s wet look for hair,” Recine said, according to a press statement from haircare brand Nexxus.
Persons: Miley Cyrus, Farrah Fawcett, , Maison, Frazer Harrison, John Galliano, Cyrus ’, Cyrus, Gwendoline Christie, John Galliano's, Guy Marineau, Condé Nast, Pat McGrath —, James Kaliardos, Kaliardos, tresses, Bob Recine, Dolly Parton, Recine, Kevin Winter, ” Recine, Mariah Carey, Bob Mackie, Tina Turner —, Gucci Organizations: CNN, Getty Locations: Maison Margiela, Paris, France
Best red carpet looks at the 2024 Grammys
  + stars: | 2024-02-05 | by ( Christy Choi | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +2 min
While we’ve seen floral and black gowns take center stage on this year’s red carpets, the Grammys are known for showcasing bolder, more theatrical fashion. And who could forget Kim Petras and Sam Smith’s bold red ensembles which matched those of their entourage. Jordan Strauss/Invision/APThankGod4Cody Kayla Oaddams/WireImage/Getty ImagesVictoria Monét looked statuesque in a structured copper mermaid dress by Versace and a Bulgari Serpenti necklace. “I feel a bit (of) Joan of Arc energy in it,” she said during the official red carpet pre-show. The singer completed the look with Tiffany & Co jewelry, including a stunning necklace featuring rubellites, diamonds and an orange sapphire.
Persons: Taylor Swift, , Gaurav Gupta, Kim Petras, Sam Smith’s, Caroline Polachek Matt Winkelmeyer, Calvin Harris Jordan Strauss, Jessica Betts, Niecy Nash Jordan Strauss, Kat Graham Matt Winkelmeyer, Miley Cyrus Frazer Harrison, Landon Barker Stewart Cook, Kayla Oaddams, Lauren Daigle Gilbert Flores, Billie Eilish Francis Specker, CBS Entertainment Paty Cantu Jordan Strauss, Paris Jackson Matt Winkelmeyer, Danity Kane, Dawn Richard, Gilbert Flores, Noah Kahan Jordan Strauss, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker of, Thom Browne, Jordan Strauss, Monét, Versace, Neilson Barnard, Jacob Collier Frazer Harrison, Joan of, Tiffany, Kevin Mazur Organizations: CNN, Getty, CBS, CBS Entertainment, Dua Locations: Los Angeles, Dua Lipa
CNN —New York’s Rubin Museum of Art, home to one of the world’s largest and most important collections of Himalayan art, announced on Wednesday that it will close its doors in October. Rubin Museum founders Shelley and Donald Rubin, pictured on October 8, 2015. Mireya Acierto/Getty Images“Building and sharing this collection of Himalayan art was one of my family’s great joys,” added Shelley Rubin. A lot of the time, we are shown Tibetan art as part of Chinese art — as an appendage because Tibet is now part of China. Robert K. Chin/Storefronts/AlamyThe closure will see some 40% of the Rubin’s staff lose their jobs — mostly those in “front-of-house roles,” a spokesperson for the museum told CNN.
Persons: York’s Rubin, Shelley, Donald Rubin, Rubin, Noah Dorsky, Mireya Acierto, , Shelley Rubin, , Matthew Eisman, Jorrit Britschgi, ” Britschgi, Nepal’s, Ian Johnson, meanwhile, Curtis S, Chin, ” “, ” Johnson, Robert K Organizations: CNN, York’s Rubin Museum of Art, Rubin Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, Venice Biennale, Itumbaha Museum, Mandela, Centre for Foreign Relations, Asian Development Bank Locations: Manhattan, New York, Kathmandu, Nepal, New York City, Venice, York, Tibet, China
CNN —At next year’s World Expo, a grand carnival showcasing different nations’ achievements, the US is planning something unusually quiet. Courtesy Trahan ArchitectsWorld Expos, or World’s Fairs as some are known, have celebrated some of the major inventions of their time, including stereoscopic photography, vulcanized rubber, the zipper, the internal combustion engine and IMAX. Courtesy Trahan ArchitectsTrahan’s design features an elongated outdoor space sandwiched between two triangular buildings. Courtesy Trahan ArchitectsBut as well as representing American interests overseas, the pavilion design also draws on the nature, culture and history of the Expo’s host country. Expo 2025, which marks the second time Osaka has hosted the event, is expected to welcome almost 30 million visitors.
Persons: , Trey Trahan, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, George Westinghouse, Rahm Emanuel, Biden, Donald Trump, Trahan, “ wabi Organizations: CNN, Fairs, Trahan Architects, Architects World Expos, Chicago World’s, Expos, US State Department, ES Global, Imagination, Trahan Locations: Osaka, Japan, Tokyo, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Paris, , Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, United States
CNN —The face of Japanese beauty is now a Ukrainian-born model — at least according to pageant judges who sparked a debate on cultural identity by naming 26-year-old Karolina Shiino as Miss Japan on Monday. Ukrainian-born model Karolina Shiino was crowned Miss Nippon on Monday. Miss Japan Association/Handout via ReutersShiino’s win comes almost 10 years after Ariana Miyamoto became the first biracial contestant to be crowned Miss Universe Japan, one of several other national-level pageant titles. Miss Nippon is not part of the international beauty pageant circuit and is unaffiliated with global competitions like Miss World and Miss Universe. The first Miss Nippon contest, held in 1950, was sponsored by one of Japan’s largest newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Persons: Karolina Shiino, , , Shiino, Kazuki Oishi, I’m, Karolina, ” Karolina Shiino, Hiroe Yamashita, Karolina Shiino’s, Ariana Miyamoto, Miyamoto, Fujiko Yamamoto, Shizuo Wada, Ai Wada Organizations: CNN, Japan, Miss Nippon, Miss, Pew, Miss Japan Association, Handout, Reuters Shiino’s, Miss Universe Japan, Yomiuri Shimbun, Miss Nippon contest’s Locations: Ukrainian, Nagoya, Tokyo, Miss Japan, Japan, United States
CNN —After Japanese author Rie Kudan won one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards, she admitted she’d had help from an unusual source — ChatGPT. The author then confirmed at a press conference that around 5% of her book “The Tokyo Tower of Sympathy” — which was lauded by committee members as “practically flawless” — was word-for-word generated by AI. The novel centers around the dilemmas of an architect tasked with building a comfortable high-rise prison in Tokyo where law breakers are rehabilitated, and features AI as a theme. Kudan said that, in her own life, she would consult ChatGPT about problems she felt she couldn’t tell anyone. “It seems that the story that Rie Kudan’s award-winning work was written using generative AI is misunderstood… If you read it, you will see that the generative AI was mentioned in the work,” he wrote.
Persons: CNN —, Rie Kudan, she’d, , , Kudan, Boris Eldagsen, George R, Martin, Jodi Picoult, John Grisham, James Patterson, Roxane Gay, Margaret Atwood, Keiichiro Hirano, Rie Kudan’s Organizations: CNN, Sony, OpenAI Locations: Tokyo, Berlin
After last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday evening’s Critics Choice Awards, Monday sees the third major Hollywood red carpet event in just eight days, as the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards get underway at LA’s Peacock Theater. See below for some of the red carpet’s best looks so far. Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesKourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesAyo Edebiri in Louis Vuitton. Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesAli Wong in Louis Vuitton. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Persons: Monday, Rachel Brosnahan, Bella Ramsey, Abbott, Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams —, Jenna Ortega Neilson Barnard, Jessica Chastain Richard Shotwell, Aubrey, Jay, Anthony Anderson Gilbert Flores, Sarah Snook Richard Shotwell, Rachel Brosnahan Richard Shotwell, Donald Glover Frazer Harrison, Hannah Waddingham Mike Blake, Simona Tabasco Gilbert Flores, Martin, Selena Gomez, Steve Martin Neilson Barnard, Ariana DeBose Frazer Harrison, Sam Richardson Jordan Strauss, Katherine Heigl Kevin Mazur, Issa Rae, Pamella Roland, Frazer Harrison, Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker Neilson Barnard, Louis Vuitton, Neilson Barnard, Ali Wong, Richard Shotwell, Riley Keough, Priscilla Presley Mike Blake, Claire Danes Robyn Beck, Christina Ricci Mike Blake, Giancarlo Esposito Neilson Barnard, Padma Lakshmi, Reuters Niecy Nash, Jeffrey Dahmer, , Constantine, Jenna Lyons Frazer Harrison, Joel Kim Booster, Todd Snyder, Gilbert Flores, Dominique Fishback, Miu, Liv Hewson, Joy, Kevin Mazur, Emma Brooks, de Milo Organizations: CNN, Globes, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Getty, New York, Reuters, State Locations: Louis, AFP, New, Aude,
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