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Ivy partnered with Dylan’s Candy Bar to create their window display for the grand opening of The Shops at Hudson Yards. This colorful and nostalgic installation was inspired by her childhood memories. The piece is an eye-catching exhibition of donated stuffed animals collected over a six-month period and then constructed into color-coded totems. She is captivated with how familiar childhood objects evoke a myriad of reactions, much like their founder Dylan Lauren.

“Ever since I was a young girl, art has played a major role in my life. I’ve always been drawn to the beauty that colors, textures and patterns bring to their subject. Dylan’s Candy Bar was founded upon a mission to merge the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with candy, and to change the way we think and interact with confections.

We’ve remained true to that for the past 18 years,” said Dylan. “Ivy Naté’s work complements this notion, using traditional objects found in childhood and bringing them into a new light for all ages to enjoy! Through our candy and the art of stuffed animals, we continue to celebrate the sweetness of nostalgia and the future. We are thrilled to be a supporting partner of Ivy and her work.”

Ivy’s installation captures the bright colors and youthful innocence that are pillars of the Dylan’s Candy Bar brand. Like Ivy, Dylan also has a soft spot (no pun intended) for stuffed animals. She’s been building her own collection of plush bunnies since childhood.


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9 out of 10 times something important rises up inside myself (Unless I’m just hungry and then it will be candy on the brain)

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