Set on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains is one of the most visually compelling spatially alluring built environments I’ve ever experienced. An afternoon at The Getty Center is like escaping to another planet where all the beauty of organic assembly and geometry come together in harmonious balance. Richard Meier’s masterpiece fulfills me on every level; lyrical curvilinear elements are offset by the structural composition of a perfect travertine grid. The light is magical, bouncing off the stone into the lush vegetation. Completing my California dream is this Zac Posen pool blue party dress; the silhouette and seamed paneling flirt with the architecture set against the summer sky. If you could leave me anywhere it would be here.
Zac Posen dress, Alexander Wang sandals
The Getty Center, Richard Meier
Photographs by Jason Gringler