new york: the model as a muse

it's a fashionista's wet dream. we're talking the final week of the much publicized show the model as a muse - embodying fashion at the metropolitan museum [on until aug 9]. the exhibition explores the reciprocal relationship between high-fashion and evolving ideals of beauty in the 20th century. on display are a slew of haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces, accompanied by fashion photography and video footage of iconic fashion models. location: 1000 fifth avenue [upper east]. image: wool mondriaan dress by yves saint laurent [1965]