CULINARY OCCASIONS
A Taste of Argentina

Who doesn't like to enjoy some wine while getting a taste of what another country has to offer? On April 17th, The Wines of Argentina, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Consulate General in New York will host the 3rd Annual World Malbec Day, celebrating the iconic wines from Argentina.

The worldwide celebration will have events happening throughout New York, London, Los Angeles, and other big cities. Events will include wine tastings, tango performances, and a Malbec crush. New York will be hosting an invitation-only gala and tasting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will have wine industry executives, experts, and aficionados in attendance.

THE SCENE
Where It All Began...

Here at Glam Damn It, we're always caught up on the latest trends. However, did you ever wonder when and where this global interest in high fashion, our monthly subscriptions to Vogue and Cosmo, and frivolous shopping sprees at Bloomingdale's and Bergdorf Goodman, among many other luxurious pleasures, all began? Over the years, fashion has become so accessible, and rarely do we stop and think about its progression. Of course, we like to think that New York City is the fashion capital of the world (don't worry, it is...now), but fashion as we know it started in the mid-1860s in a beautiful city called Paris. Ever heard of it?

THE SCENE
Impossible Conversations Made Possible: Schiaparelli & Prada at The Met

This season’s Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan has been generating buzz since long before its May 10th opening. Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations explores the similarities of two industry-shaping designers whose legacies mark two different eras of fashion history. Through simulated conversations accompanied by variously themed galleries, they discuss life, inspiration, and fashion. The intriguing and awe-inspiring concept, brainchild of curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton, was inspired by vintage Vanity Fair features (circa 1930’s) in which cover artist Miguel Covarrubias would illustrate “impossible” encounters between historical figures. In fact, Schiaparelli was featured in one of them—paired with Stalin for a heated, and victorious, debate on fashion.

CULTURE CLUB
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Comes to an End

Although I do watch my fair share of Project Runway, I am not a fashion savant, nor do I pretend to know much about it. How exactly did I find myself at the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you ask? Well, after all of the rave reviews it got, it's hard not to be curious. On Friday morning I went to check out the scene...and was utterly shocked. Wrapped around blocks and blocks was the line just waiting to get inside the museum. Once inside, there were even more lines to enter the exhibit. I knew that the exhibit would be crowded, but I did not expect the mob scene that awaited me upon my arrival. The wait turned out to be well worth it.