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Spring Fashion Portfolio: Body of Art

 Unveiling the city's newest art district in color-splashed style.

SLIDESHOW:

Narciso Rodriguez lacquer silk twill dress; Narciso Rodriguez MJ sling sandals.

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Oscar de la Renta cotton poplin dress; Judy Geib cubist double-drop 24-karat gold earrings.

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The project’s centerpiece is 1275 Minnesota Street, pictured here. The 35,000-square-foot building, which opens March 18, will house 11 art galleries, two rotating-exhibition spaces, a restaurant, and a bar.

Maison Margiela wool suit; Christian Dior calfskin pumps.

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Inside the future galleries of 1275 Minnesota Street. 

Michael Kors silk georgette and chantilly lace gown and double-ring French calf belt; Balenciaga button-embellished studded wedge sandals.

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Givenchy double-crepe wool peplum vest; Rachel Comey Bitar earrings.

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The intersection of Minnesota Street and 23rd Street. Minnesota Street Project’s three buildings lie within a now-sleepy, soon-to-be bustling four-block corridor.

Marni pleated nappa-leather skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim Cube denim slide sandals.

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Alberta Ferretti silk maxi dress; Ana Khouri for Narciso Rodriguez earrings; Alaïa flat sandals.

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Fendi wool–silk gazar blazer.

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Altuzarra Strider fringed sheath dress.

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At Minnesota Street Project in Dogpatch, a trio of warehouses are being transformed into a gallery hub, a series of artist studios, and a fine art storage facility. Later this year the raw space pictured here, at 1240 Minnesota Street, will be converted into 30 artist studios, a wood shop, a digital studio, and a print studio. Check out the slideshow above, and see the companion story for more on the rise of this ambitious new art district.

 

Originally published in the March issue of San Francisco

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