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Paris Fashion Week: At Junya Watanabe, painting with scissors
Paris Fashion Week: At Junya Watanabe, painting with scissors

‎I'm not sure what inspired Junya Watanabe's collection, shown Saturday morning under the graffiti-covered docks on the Seine. But what I thought of when I saw the lyrical parade of collaged shapes and eye-popping colors was Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs, which were celebrated with a recent exhibition at the Tate in London, "Matisse: The Cut-Outs," which has now moved to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In the 1940s, after being diagnosed with cancer and confined to a wheelchair, Matisse turned almost exclusively to paper,‎ inaugurating one of the most creative periods of his career. And interestingly, it was his heritage (he was descended from...

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