Looking For Things to Do? Here’s Where to Go in September (and What to Wear There)

Looking For Things to Do? Here’s Where to Go in September (and What to Wear There)

Should you find yourself in San Diego, check out the programming for The Rady Shell, a new outdoor concert venue situated near the city’s marina. Dreamed up by Tucker Sadler Architects, the design feels positively mid-century and calls to mind the TWA Flight Center with its Saarnin-red seating. Catch a performance of the San Diego Symphony dressed in something that swings with ’60s sensibility; perhaps a vintage dress, some Belle Vivier heels, a white-leather Staud bag, and some baby hoops?

1960s navy mod knit dress

Roger Vivier Belle Vivier patent leather pumps

Staud Moon micro leather top-handle bag

The Brooklyn Museum’s “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” Brooklyn, New York

Open Now

Last week, New York was the recipient of the dazzling, awe-inspiring, so-lovely-you-might-feel-faint exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.” The traveling show was first presented at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, arriving stateside after being slightly tweaked by curators Florence Müller and Matthew Yokobosky. Included in the show are Dior icons like the Bar Suit and that Avedon-famous column dress photographed on Dovima in front of a clique of elephants. Do the show justice when you visit: Dress in a full-on Dior getup, and don’t forget a spritz of Miss Dior.

Dior 30 Montaigne bar jacket

Dior Macrocannage mid-length skirt

Dior J’Adior slingback pumps

“On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale,” New Haven, Connecticut

Open now through January 9, 2022

Head to Yale’s Louis Kahn-designed museum to check out “On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale,” which celebrates Yale-trained women artists on the international art scene. The show, which opened last weekend, features works from Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, Maya Lin, Irene Weir, and more. Take it all in wearing, you guessed it, clothing and accessories from female-run labels and retailers. Consider a tie-dye slip dress from Collina Strada, shoes by Brother Vellies, a pretty pink bag from Hunting Season, and a pair of earrings from The SIL.

Collina Strada pink tie-dyed dress

Brother Vellies Olivia pointed-toe pumps

Hunting Season the Small top-handle bag in lizard

Iradj Moini Czech stone drop earrings

Alimentari Beach, Montauk, New York

Open Now

In the space that once housed a Tacaombi comes Alimentati Beach, purveyor of Italian goodies like pasta, artisanal canned goods, and cheeses. Pick up provisions for whatever beach house you might be weekending in or take a seat at the restaurant and enjoy a slice of cracker-thin pizza. The dress code is obviously causal, it being Montauk and all. Throw on a Cynthia Rowley dress (she’s a local in beach town), stack some “Montauk” bracelets on your wrist from We Can’t Drive, and slip into a Jil Sander slide. With a basket weave bag in tow, you’ll be ready to call it a (great) day.

Cynthia Rowley Pippa mini cotton caftan

Jil Sander puffy napa slide sandals

We Can’t Drive Montauk bracelet

Bembien Jolene small tote bag


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