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A Karl Lagerfeld Miniseries Is Coming to Hulu

The New Look” isn’t the only show untangling the threads of fashion history. A new miniseries about the life and legend of Karl Lagerfeld, the late creative director of Chanel and Fendi, will stream on Hulu starting June 7. Besides charting the German couturier’s rise to fame in the ‘70s and chronicling how he revitalized Coco Chanel’s financially imperiled label, the six-episode “Becoming Karl Lagerfeld” will also dive into his rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent and romance with French socialite Jacques de Bascher. Loosely based on Raphaëlle Bacque’s 2020 biography “Kaiser Karl,” the series was filmed in France, Monaco, and Italy, and will feature around 3,000 costumes. There’s also a star-studded cast: Daniel Brühl will portray Lagerfeld, co-starring with Arnaud Valois as Saint Laurent, and Théodore Pellerin as de Bascher. —Ryan Waddoups

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall. Photography by Joshua Franzos

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VELA and VELA VIENTO towers by Foster + Partners in Dubai. Image courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners reveals visuals of two residential towers near Dubai’s Marasi Bay.

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The arts technologies team at Serpentine Galleries in London has called upon a group of stakeholders, including artists, lawyers, and technologists, to collaborate on developing AI-powered systems for managing cultural data. The initiative, introduced during the launch of their annual report, Future Art Ecosystems 4: Art x Public AI (Fae 4), aims to address the increasing role of AI in society and its impact on the arts. The report delves into the implications of AI technologies for the creative economy and society, offering insights and strategies for the cultural sector to engage with AI for the public good. The report emphasizes the need for collaborative efforts to understand and shape the development of “public AI” and advocates for institutions to adopt tech literacy and establish data trusts to steward cultural data responsibly.

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