Fashion in the Shadow of 9/11

A ghostly mansion inside The Shed: Boxwood hedges and desiccated urns filled an ersatz formal garden constructed in the performance space of Hudson Yards, the elaborate real estate development built on the Far West Side of Manhattan just before Covid-19 hit and which has stood as something of an empty monument to prepandemic dreams of grandeur and greed for the last two years.

Dotted among the faded greenery were 20 frozen figures, each encased in a rosebush carapace. In the center was the frame of a library, populated by two wingback chairs, a bottle of Champagne chilling and a pair of bachelors in gray flannel dresses padded into exaggerated turn-of-the-20th-century

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