A must-read roundup of the most exciting #content of the week. read first, thanks us later:

1. Met Gala And The Vatican
The rihanna-hosted 2018 met gala just announced its fashion theme. it is: ‘fashion and the catholic imagination’.
the accompanying exhibition will feature garments borrowed from the vatican, as well as designer pieces informed by catholic aesthetics. bam – surprise! you would have never guessed that? we neither. amen.
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2. Pirelli In Wonderland
When pirelli announced that its “alice and wonderland”-themed 2018 calendar, shot by tim walker, features an all-star cast – from whoopi goldberg to naomi campbell – made up entirely of people of color, the internet collectively lost its mind. last friday, the star-studded cast behind the 2018 pirelli calendar shared the excitement to participate in the creative revival of lewis carroll’s beloved story at a press conference in new york. oh and did you know. the calendar was cast by edward enninful, the newly appointed editor-in-chief of british vogue.
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3. Cindy Sherman For Supreme
Supreme is featuring the works from photographer cindy sherman for the fall/winter 2017 season of its artist series skate decks. supreme features cindy sherman’s untitled #181 and untitled #175 pieces from her ‘grotesque series’ of photo stills. the set includes two skateboard decks with the original artwork on each underside and the artist’s signature on the opposites.
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4. Comme Des Garçons Get Tagged…
1up crew are the graffiti collective mostly known for tagging subway trains in their native berlin.
their instagram also reveals the collective tag being found on trains and walls – from mexico, athens, rome and even burning man. now also on garments by comme des garçons.
not only since complex.com streetwear has become desirable mainstream and this choice a smart move, highsnobiety sneak peeked some of the collections highlights – backdropped by some 1up street art.
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5. Alibaba Generates A Record $25 Billion In Singles Day Sales
Alibaba group, run by ambitious wonderland (and art collector) jack ma, has smashed the record for one-day online shopping sales with its singles day event on nov 11 (the opposite of valentines day in china) generating a mind-blowing $25.3 billion within 24 hours.
even darling-of-the-hour pharrell williams took to the stage at alibaba’s “11.11 countdown gala” alongside nicole kidman and other a-list celebrities. haven’t we spotted you in hangzhou last weekend, too ;)
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6. Nothing Else Matters
The grammy-winning bassist of metallica took up painting after leaving the heavy metal band and will show is work during miami art week.
if you headbanged as a teenager at their concerts, you might be interested to go.
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7. Why This Artists Quartett Denounces Germany’s Leading Art Prize
Only a few weeks after agnieszka polska and here sun video were announced as the winner of germany’s art prize, the preis der nationalgalerie, the four shortlisted nominees, all women – have released a joint statement condemning the prize’s public relations tactics, sponsorship agenda – and lack of artist’s fees.
stay tuned…
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photos via Dazed, Supreme, Highsnobiety, FAZ, Pinterest, smb museum