Autumn/Winter 2022: Setting the Stage

Ulla Johnson’s Autumn ‘22 show unfurled within the New York Public Library’s iconic 5th Avenue lobby, a Beaux-Arts space that offered a serene moment of respite amidst the city’s bustling landscape. Floral sculptures of cloudlike mimosa by Emily Thompson adorned the delicately intersected runway, while biomorphic sculptures in marble and walnut by Alma Allen, contrasted majestically with the monumental symmetry of the library’s hallowed walls. A soulful, rhythmic performance by PawPaw Rod set the tone as a gently smoldering aroma created by Astier de Villatte wafted through the air, conjuring wild grasses, parched wood, and red earth.