On the Street: Anne Fontaine / Annette Messager

I usually avoid Rockefeller Center, just because it’s always so crowded, but on one early-summer afternoon I found myself cutting through the plaza and then stopping short in front of the Anne Fontaine boutique.

I’m really not familiar with the Anne Fontaine brand, but a quick internet search reveals that the designer launched her first collection in 1993, is known for her reinterpretations of the classic white shirt for women, and has expanded to eighty stores worldwide (including three in New York). What I still don’t know: why did the windows of Anne Fontaine’s stores recently feature arrangements of photographs inspired by the work of artist Annette Messager?

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