GLOBAL GRANDEUR

Seeking the world’s greatest luxury events in fashion, art, and culture? Look no further as our luxe seeker Jason Grosgrain points the way to the world’s best attractions this season.

FORCE OF NATURE

Explore how the beauty and complexity of nature has inspired fashion designers throughout the centuries. Featuring iconic pieces by Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens and more. Until November 18. At FITNYC.edu

NEW YORK CHIC
The Plaza Hotel in New York City is the setting of the classic children’s book series Eloise and the hotel’s chic artistic splendor influenced Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight’s work for years to come. See rare drawings and sketches in this special exhibition. Until October 9. At NYHistory.org

IN GOOD COMPANY

One of America’s most impactful abstract expressionists, Robert Rauschenberg challenged the art world by bringing the stuff of the everyday world into his art. Often collaborating with artists, dancers, musicians, and writers, he invented new artistic languages that helped set the course for art of the present day. Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, the first 21st-century retrospective of the artist, presents over 250 works across mediums from his six-decade career. Until September 17. At MOMA

 

AUTUMNAL AMAZEMENT

Want to experience autumn’s full blazing glory? Escape to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, the 1902 grande dame hotel in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Historically rich with Edwardian splendor, it also offers a modern touch: its 25,000-square-foot spa with all the best amenities. At Omni Hotels.

SPEED OF LIFE

American photographer Peter Hujar was a part of the group of underground artists, poets and musicians who formed the downtown New York art scene of the 1970s and 80s. His portraits capture the characters who formed the Manhattan art and entertainment scene at that period. See a full range of his work at the world-class Gemeente Museum in The Hague. At GemeenteMuseum.nl

EASTERN INDULGENCE

Summer vacations may be finished, but you’ll be glad to take one last rejuvenating spa treatment to help you head into the social season as radiantly as possible. Try the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, a classic grande dame hotel featuring world-class treatments and an exotic vibe. At MandarinOriental.com