Blue as the sky, the ocean and the pools

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To commemorate the launch of its Beverly Hills store, Hermès has created two blue basketballs (oh please, that joke is so easy) costing $12,900 each and made in the Paris atelier under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas. The idea behind the calfskin curios, which are indeed available to buy and use, is to represent “the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California,” says American CEO Robert Chavez. They also feature the same hand-stitching as the house’s iconic Birkin bag, so you could call it couture sporting equipment.

Pool Party d’autore

La mostra Backyard Oasis. The swimming pool in southern California photography, 1945-1982, aperta fino al 27 maggio al Palm Spring Art Museum in Florida è un tuffo nel sogno americano, tra vizi e segreti di divi ritratti in piscina dai più grandi fotografi.

Nella foto del 1982, Richard Gere al telefono, ritratto da Herb Ritts.