The Story Behind Björk’s Blooming Iris Van Herpen Gown

The Shed is a new cultural hub on New York’s West Side, part of the block-spanning Hudson Yards, a vast shopping mall-cum-business park which opened in the city last month. In opposition to the motionless tower blocks around it, it moves: the outer shell expands and contracts on giant wheels, entirely transforming the shape and volume of the space.
Björk has performed Cornucopia inside the structure, an ambitious environmental fable played out to her songs, past and present.

It is easy to imagine that Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen – a longtime Björk collaborator, who also created Cornucopia’s final look – would appreciate the design of the building, envisioned by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group.

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