Gucci’s New Fifth Avenue Home

    In February, Gucci unveiled its largest store worldwide on New York City’s fashionable Fifth Avenue. Architect James Carpenter transformed the three-level, floor-to-ceiling glass walled store at 725 Fifth Avenue into a luxurious venue equipped with a VIP lounge and fitting rooms for clients who desire discretion and privacy. To underscore Gucci’s modern collections, the brand’s creative director Frida Giannini integrated sleek Art Deco styling with Gucci’s iconic symbols, including classic materials like rosewood and marble combined with polished gold, lush fabrics, and smoke mirrors. In addition to the fresh design concept, Gucci also unveiled its Heritage collection, a series of limited- edition accessories available exclusively at the Manhattan location, in addition to seasonal designs created specifically for New York. Adjacent to store is Gucci’s first freestanding fine jewelry boutique featuring new jewelry and watch collections. (212.826.2600, www.gucci.com)

    ?Alyson Gerber

    Photo by Jim Fets
    The successful trip puts Audi on track to release its first autonomous car in 2017…
    Jaguar’s design director discloses that the F-Pace is the production version of the C-X17 concept…
    This year’s show saw debuts from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and other top carmakers…
    The racecar set off a Ford winning streak at Le Mans that lasted four years…
    Photo by Mercedes-Benz
    Armored versions of the limousine-like vehicle will also be available…
    Photo by Mark Bramley
    The new sedan features numerous stylistic references to the world’s great metropolises…
    Photo by Drew Phillips
    The original car became famous in the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt…
    The new Turbo S completed a lap on the famous Nürburgring circuit in under 8 minutes…
    Photo by Mercedes-Benz
    The autonomous concept takes a look into the future of driving…
    With just 24 examples available worldwide, only an elite few will ever experience the Vulcan’s...