Flight of Fancy

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait, it is a plane—kind of. For this year’s Swarovski Crystal Palace, Hussein Chalayan, a Turkish-born British fashion designer with a mechanical bent, contributed an aluminum-and-fiberglass wing with a 13-foot span. And just like a real airplane wing, it has a trailing-edge flap, which opens and closes “meditatively” to reveal a glowing crystal-studded LED strip.

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