Sculptural Style

An architectural legend is inspiring more than just buildings

Frank Gehry has been labeled the architect of our day, but recently his influence is being felt outside the museums and libraries with which he made his name. Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors in 2003, finds its beauty in playing with linear and curved planes, blurring the line between art and function. The fashion and design pieces inspired by his work are attempting the same feat. They are also broadening Gehry's place in the cultural lexicon in time for his 80th birthday early next year. Roger Vivier's faceted evening clutch and Louis Vuitton's hand-curled cuff seem at...

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