Sunday, April 8, 2007

Spanish Invasion

We couldn't have written or reported it better ourselves, from fashion geek:

Have you noticed the New York City buzz about Spanish culture? Whether it's talking about the latest Spanish tapas, the tastiest sangria, or the endless hours of stalking Expedia for the cheapest flight to Barcelona, Spain is invading New York through the art and fashion.

If you missed Guggenheim's recent exhibit on Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso, don't worry, head uptown to see Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi to Dali at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Surveying art and design in Barcelona from 1888 to 1939, the MET offers up 300 works from superstars such as Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Have an art-seeing-day while you're uptown and drop in at the Museum of the City of New York, which coincidently offers an exhibit on New York and the Spanish Civil War.

Want to add a bit of Spanish flare to your monotone wardrobe? Check out Barcelona designer, Custo-Barcelona at his store in Soho. Inspired by a motorcycle road trip, the Barcelona brothers returned to Spain and started their fashion house. Built on fusing the culture of Spain with a sportswear aesthetic, the Barcelona clothing line features multi-colored, multi-patterned ready-to-wear pieces for the city girl dying to be a globe trotter.

(Photo courtesy of The MET and Custo-Barcelona)

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