ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 5 - September

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Mies, Please THE NEW LANGHAM HOTEL TRANSFORMS A MIES VAN DER ROHE–DESIGNED LANDMARK INTO THE EPITOME OF LUXURY. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's stark 1972 office tower in River North isn't the obvious setting for a luxury hotel, but that's just what its first 13 stories have become, thanks to a stunning transformation executed by the London-based Langham group. On the building's ground floor, a sleek lobby designed by Mies van der Rohe's grandson, architect Dirk Lohan of Lohan Anderson, references Miesian Modernism—but above, public spaces and 316 expansive guest rooms boast intricate architectural details and a mix of chic bespoke furnishings, plus a dramatic twostory ballroom with breathtaking views of the Chicago River and Marina City. So what would Mies think? There's no way to know, says Michael Kaufman, architect of record at Goettsch Partners, but his assessment looks at the bright side: "Mies was interested in universal space, and while the IBM building was clearly planned as an office space, I think he would be very happy that it is being used in a completely different way." ON HIM: Coat, Belstaff ($1,395). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; Shirt, Salvatore Ferragamo ($350). 645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-397-0464; Necktie, The Tie Bar ($15). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; Sunglasses, Toms ($139). ON HER: Coat ($23,560) and scarf ($1,900), Giambattista Valli. By special order, Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-799-5211; Bustier ($1,900) and skirt ($2,350), Dior. Starburst earrings ($13,500) and cable bracelet ($3,375), David Yurman. 40 E. Oak St., 312-787-7779; Cage bracelet, Kwiat ($18,900). Pearl ring, Ippolita ($1,495). Neiman Marcus, SEE ABOVE . Sunglasses, stylist's own Makeup by Jenna Bates at Artists by Timothy Priano Hair by Anthony Cristiano at Artists by Timothy Priano Models: Wade Gotwals (FORD MODELS) and Dalia Gunther (SUPREME MANAGEMENT) The Langham was established as London's original "grand hotel" in 1865; its properties around the world are renowned for their elegance and five-star amenities. MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 122-129_MA_FEAT_Fashion_Sept_13_V2.indd 129 129 8/7/13 6:12 PM

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