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July 31 2014

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adam’s artists return

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New York-based menswear designer Adam Kimmel pulled off a major feat in Florence last week. He managed to relocate most of Manhattan’s notoriously nocturnal and misbehaving young artists—Ryan McGinley, Nate Lowman, Dan Colen, Agathe Snow, Rita Ackermann, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Aaron Young, among them—all the way to Italy to not only model in his lookbook (his brother, Alexei Hay, took the pictures), but also to attend a fancy-pants dinner in his honor at the Istituto d’Arte. All came back to the good ole U.S. of A. this weekend (in business class, natch), and brought some rather exciting stories with them. One of the most entertaining—and worrisome—included a major airplane no-no: Seems that one of the artists couldn’t make it all the way to Florence without a ciggie, and lit up (hint: the creative spirit in question prefers American Spirits) on the flight over. A passport was collected in a flurry of verbal reprimanding, but some effective apologizing prevented any polizia involvement. The good news is that the flight home was smokeless. For more coverage of Kimmel’s dinner, read our report.

Photo: Derek Blasberg

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