25 posts tagged "Georgina Chapman"
Three people enter a room: Popeye, Julius Caesar, and Georgina Chapman. No, that’s not the beginning of a bad joke (though there’s a buck in it for whoever comes up with the best punch line). All three found their way into the work of artist Cary Kwok, and all three are on a view at Obsession, a new exhibition of Kwok’s work curated by none other than Prabal Gurung (above, with Kwok).
Kwok’s intricate ballpoint pen drawings of his “obsessions” caught Gurung’s eye a while back. And when the designer was offered the chance to curate a show at the gallery (he presented his first two collections in the space), Kwok was his first choice. “I wanted to do the exhibit because it takes my mind off of fashion, and it’s good to take a little time off,” Gurung laughed.
His inaugural show suggests he’s got a good, playful eye for unlikely juxtapositions. (A portrait of Audrey Hepburn hangs side by side with a homoerotic rendering that looks like it could illustrate a particularly blue passage from William S. Burroughs.) “I wanted it to be a little tongue-in-cheek, but not obviously vulgar,” Gurung said. His favorite among the ink-on-paper drawings include ones of Chanel perfume bottles, a peacock plume, and a caricature of the Marchesa designer (who made an appearance in the flesh at the opening, too). But the recently named CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner (he scooped up one of the two $100,000 runner-up prizes) doesn’t think of himself as an art buff—he just knows what he likes. “Art to me is something you get absorbed in,” Gurung told us. “You don’t have to think about whether it inspires you or not, you just enjoy it.”
Obsession is on view through January 29 at FLAG Art Foundation, 545 W. 25th St., 9th floor, NYC, www.flagartfoundation.com.
The fashion-and-style scene has its share of celebrity goers-and-comers. But one that we’ve been noticing of late—maybe because, well, we didn’t peg him as the type—is rubbery comedian Jim Carrey. He cut a small but decided swath through fashion week and attended the dinner and after-party for Marchesa’s Spring ’11 collection. (Here he is above, meeting Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, with husband Harvey Weinstein, as Rachel Zoe looks on.) He then got spotted by the fashion crowd at Tuesday’s Shakira concert at Madison Square Garden. (Several editors, including Style.com’s beauty editor, were on hand to see the Colombian pop star perform to celebrate the launch of her fragrance—though none were seen to take cell phone video of the performance, as Carrey did.) And last night, Carrey rubbed elbows with the hordes of Brazilian bombshells—Gisele and Fernanda Motta among them—at the after-party for the Brazil Foundation gala at the Boom Boom Room.
What gives? To be honest, we’re not sure. According to IMDB, he’s currently developing a film adaptation of Where’s Waldo?—maybe he’s researching striped clothing. (Two words in that case, Jim: Saint James.) Pet detectives, if you’ve got any more clues, feel free to leave them below.
The Mayor of Venice has objected to Julianne Moore’s Bulgari ad being displayed in St. Mark’s Square. In the name of all that is anti-censorship—and pro-hot, hot Julianne Moore with some adorable baby lions—here it is above. [Racked]
Congratulations to Georgina Chapman—the Marchesa designer gave birth to her first child on Sunday night, a girl she and husband Harvey Weinstein have named India Pearl Weinstein. [Page Six]
A few months after Christophe Lemaire announced he’d decamp for Hermès, Lacoste has tapped his replacement: Felipe Oliveira Baptista, who’s been showing his womenswear on the Paris ready-to-wear runway since 2003. [WWD]
B excited! Brian Atwood has signed a deal with Jones New York to produce a more affordable line of footwear, B Brian Atwood, which will retail for between $200 and $550. [WWD]