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Chanel builds an Eiffel Tower at the Grand Palais

The set was typically impressive: a recreation of the Eiffel Tower built within the Grand Palais. Guests sat on metal chairs and were dwarfed by the structure; the tower’s curlicues and lattices echoed the iron spokes and glasswork of the cavernous hallway.

Iris Van Herpen's cymatics collection

The study of cymatics was the starting point of Iris van Herpen’s new couture collection. Van Herpen didn’t use actual sounds or compositions to create her plissé dresses, she clarified backstage; rather, known patterns, easily Googled, informed the manner in which she pleated her creations.

UNESCO grants World Heritage Status to vineyards in Champagne, France

France’s region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted “world heritage status” by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country’s drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy.

The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid

The symbolic cornerstone of One World Trade Center was laid in a ceremony. The stone had an inscription supposedly written by Arthur J. Finkelstein. However, construction was delayed until 2006 due to disputes over money, security, and design.

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 1995

Bob Ross

born 1965

Tracy Letts