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Anya Hindmarch's spiraling pit-cum-sunken amphitheater

Working with set designer Stuart Nunn and Inca Productions, mechanical hydraulics lifted the lid off Anya Hindmarch’s S/S 2017 ‘Circulus’ collection to reveal a spiraling pit-cum-sunken amphitheatre. Models entered and exited from both the centre of the spiral and the top of the set, as its hovering ‘lid’ changed colours like a setting sun, tilting at will.

Aga Khan Museum opens its doors

The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic art, Iranian art and Muslim culture in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The museum is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. It houses collections of Islamic art and heritage.

Broadway revival of 'Love Letters' opens

Love Letters is a play by A. R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In October 1989, a Broadway production opened at the Edison Theatre and ran for 96 performances. The play returned to Broadway to the Brooks Atkinson Theater in September 2014 in limited engagements with rotating casts.

Prada's purple dunes

For its Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 runway show Italian fashion house Prada created a stunning and surreal installation of undulating hills of purple sand. The sand dunes draw from gradated tones of Royal Purple and Ametrine inspired by imaginative and fantastical landscapes that blur the boundaries between real and digital worlds.

'Lolita' is first published in the US

Lolita is a novel written by Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, a middle-aged literature professor under the pseudonym Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with a 12-year-old girl, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather.

Royal Opera House in London reopens

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1951

Ben Carson

born 1905

Greta Garbo

born 1978

Billy Eichner