7 great events for the style-savvy in April

From wedding fashion to Elvis to one of the world’s greatest luxury auctions
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Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
Edo Bertoglio (Swiss, born 1951). Jean-Michel Basquiat on the set of Downtown 81, 1980–1981. 35mm slide. © New York Beat Films, LLC. Courtesy Maripol. By permission of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, all rights reserved

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
Through May 29
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
View the rarely seen sketches and handwritten texts of Jean-Michel Basquiat, best known for his expressive and graffiti-inspired style. They are accompanied by 30 drawings, paintings, and mixed media works.

A Kind of Confession
Through May 20
Gallery 1600, SCAD, Atlanta
Acrylic paintings on elk hide and sculptures of beaded punching bags inspired by his background as a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are on display in Jeffrey Gibson’s first solo showing in the Southeast.

Make-Believe America
Through June 12
MODA, Atlanta
The use of art as propaganda has a long and complex history. This exhibition explores how the U.S. government used the designs of Charles and Ray Eames, among other designers, to promote the American way of life in the face of communism in the mid-20th century.

Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film
Through July 4
Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville
More than 40 bridal gowns and costumes from film, including Helena Bonham Carter’s lavish, corseted cream ball gown from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, are on display. Also on view at the estate’s Antler Hill Village & Winery: real-life wedding heirlooms, including Jacqueline Kennedy’s veil. While there, explore Biltmore Blooms, a celebration of flowers, from orchids in March to acres of azaleas in May.

Luxury Masters Week Package
April 6 to 11
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
This Masters week package for two features five nights at the luxurious resort (including a private concierge, several rounds of golf, spa treatments, and a humidor of cigars), private transportation (including round-trip air travel from anywhere in the Southeast), and Masters badges. All for a cool $160,000 (subject to availability). For details and reservations, please contact Corwin Parker at corwin.parker@ritzcarlton.com or 404-240-7048.

Christie's New York Handbag Auction
35 mm ostrich Birkin bag estimated to go for between $20,000 and $25,000 in the live auction at Christie’s

Photograph courtesy of Christie's

Live Auction: Handbags
April 21
Christie’s New York
No longer must you be present to raise a paddle at some of the world’s greatest luxury auctions. Log in online or phone in to live bid in this handbag auction, which includes a “bougainvillea”-colored Porosus crocodile Birkin estimated to go for between $50,000 and $60,000.

Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer
April 22 to October 2
Jepson Center, Savannah
Find nearly 40 candid snapshots of the rock ’n’ roll legend by photographer Alfred Wertheimer on display. The exhibition coincides with the year Presley released his first number one hit, “Heartbreak Hotel,” and the 60th anniversary of the musician’s first performance in Savannah.

This article originally appeared in our Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Style Book

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