Eugene Rabkin reports from the celebrations held to mark the 350th anniversary of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the 50th anniversary of its storied fashion department.
FLORENCE, Italy — Following back-to-back parties to celebrate our 5th anniversary in New York and London earlier this year, on Thursday evening, members of the fashion community gathered at the Villa Favard in Florence, home of Polimoda, for another spectacular birthday bash. Under the direction of Linda Loppa, Polimoda is quickly emerging as Italy’s leading fashion school. And it’s no wonder. Herself a graduate of