40 posts tagged "Dasha Zhukova"
Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske://www.style.com/stylefile/tag/illesteva" target="_blank">Illesteva eyewear, moonlight as DJs and dudes-about-town. They recently hit Moscow to spin at a summer party for former Pop editrix and current gallery doyenne Dasha Zhukova and check out her Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. Below, the duo sends back a few snaps from their travels.
We arrived in Moscow on Sunday afternoon. After checking in at our hotel, we went to say hello to our friends at Moscow’s leading boutique, Le Form, which introduced Russia to brands such as Margiela, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, and many more. We also checked out the new James Turrell exhibition at Dasha’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. It’s a truly amazing show and a must-see if you’re in Moscow. The entire art scene is really booming in the city right now. Later, our driver took us to Strelka on the river, which is Moscow’s best restaurant to watch the sunset—which, during the summer, happens at around 11 p.m. Our friends Anja, Anna, and Natalia were all in town for a shoot, so they joined us for dinner and drinks.
The next day, Jus Ske deejayed Dasha’s party at an estate in the suburbs of Moscow. She got what felt like the whole of Moscow there—including Olya Thompson, Vika Gazinskaya, Sanam Salek, Hunter Soik, and Natasha Goldenberg. The party went until 4 a.m.—and after that, why bother going to sleep? We went instead with our friends Hunter and Karolina to watch the sun rise in the Red Square.
The James Turrell exhibition at the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture.
Dasha Zhukova, Olya Thompson, and Vika Gazinskaya in Moscow.
The Kremlin by night.
“If you walk around New York, men are usually wearing black, then white or gray if you are very happy,” said Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi, the French-born business mogul-turned-designer behind LimoLand. “I want to change that.”
LimoLand is a good place to start. The wildly colorful printed sportswear line is anything but black and white, and it now has a permanent home: a new boutique in the Meatpacking District in New York City, which Pigozzi (left) opened with a bash on Friday night. (Pigozzi says womenswear will be the next task to tackle on his agenda: “I am going to do hoodies and polo shirts and younger things, but don’t worry, I am not going to make ball gowns and silk clothes.”)
On Friday, the designer himself was sporting a bright blue hoodie from his line, and no sooner had a host of his famous friends—including Brett Ratner, Dasha Zhukova, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, and Bob Pittman—walked in the door than they were swathed in Technicolor. The clothes may be loud and the festive accommodations may have recalled a frat-basement bash—tequila shots courtesy of Casa Dragones and a burger dinner on offer at a self-styled dive bar across the street—but the spirit of the line is still plenty luxe. André Balazs, a poster boy for the label, traded his black sport jacket in exchange for a printed navy hoodie. “I was admiring it and I was just told it’s called ‘Hedge Fund,’ ” he said with a big smile.
The holiday season, apparently, begins now. Christmas is fast upon us, and two of Paris’ best are leading the charge: Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz was at Printemps to debut the his-and-hers puppet windows he’s created, while John Galliano’s designs for Claridge’s Christmas tree have just been released. His “Under the Sea” tree (left) will go up in the hotel on November 25. [WWD]
Editors: the New Celebrities. The Times weighs in on Dello Russo-ism. [NYT]
Congrats to the lucky winners at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards last night. Alber Elbaz—who can’t seem to take a wrong turn these days—bested Phoebe Philo, Christopher Bailey, and Isabel Marant for most influential designer of the year, Acne took most influential design team honors, and U.K. youth label People Tree was named most influential label. [Vogue U.K.]
Over at Pop, meanwhile, editor Dasha Zhukova has resigned, moving on to a hazily defined project in the “digital space.” [Catwalk Queen via Racked]
For her upcoming issue of Pop, Dasha Zhukova scored a big get: Twitter queen (and occasional singer) Britney Spears, who appears on multiple covers of the magazine. Todd Cole shot Brit-Brit for the glossy, and Takashi Murakami gave her the full kawaii Japanimation treatment. (We hear cartoon stickers will also appear throughout the mag.) Why Spears? “She’s feminine, sassy, strong-willed, determined: all the things a great Pop icon should be,” Zhukova told us from Moscow. “Couple that with some Japanese swimsuits and a Rodarte wedding gown and I think she is pretty much Pop personified!” Apparently the idea arose when Zhukova was discussing the idea of manga characters with Murakami—and voila, a cover star is born. The mag will be out September 1—it also includes a collaboration with Cindy Sherman, who reinterprets the Chanel woman, an interview with Hillary Clinton by Barbara Bush (!), and stories on Barbara Kruger, MNDR, and Martha Stewart (!!)—and we’ve got your exclusive first look at two of the covers, above.
Lady Gaga has always maintained that her concerts are performance art. And so in her lace-veiled view, it’s entirely logical that she’d be performing at MoCA’s 30th anniversary gala on November 14 in a performance piece that’s a highly intriguing collaboration with the Bolshoi Ballet and artist Francesco Vezzoli. (It’s not Kanye, but I suppose it’ll do.) It was the event’s honorary chairs Larry Gagosian and art-world wonder girl Dasha Zhukova who asked Vezzoli to create something for the occasion.
I contacted Vezzoli for his thoughts on the upcoming performance, and his response was effusive. “I am very grateful to MoCA, the Garage [Zhukova’s Moscow museum], and Gagosian for this commission. They basically offered me a social ritual as a blank canvas to be turned into an artwork,” Vezzoli said. “Some artists might see this as a nightmare, but for me it’s like a surreal dream, and in true surreal style I wanted to mix together the youngest and most daring pop icon, Lady Gaga, with the oldest and most classically trained group of dancers in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet. The performance will take many references from Le Bal (1935), the only one of the Ballets Russes ever designed by Balanchine in collaboration with an Italian artist, the Surrealist Giorgio de Chirico. The output will be flawlessly imperfect and unpredictable, just like any overambitious happening should be.” Well then, sounds like a night to remember. And since it’s only ever going to be performed once, you might just have to.