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8 posts tagged "Larry Gagosian"

Exclusive: Rodarte, Tavi, And Target Team Up On Video

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Teenage blogging sensation Tavi Gevinson made the scene during New York fashion week back in September, hitting the hottest shows (Alexander Wang) and the most happening fêtes (Larry Gagosian’s townhouse party). But as far as we know, only Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy put the 13-year-old to work. The results of their collaboration, a video project promoting the designers’ Target collection that took them from the Gagosian Gallery (where Elijah Wood tells Tavi, “You sort of have a Mia Farrow thing going on”) to the North Dakota prairies, is premiering exclusively online here at Style.com. Before you hit Target on December 20 to shop the collection (FYI: Tavi’s faves are a lace cardi in a “sixties mustard color” and a Bonnie and Clyde-inspired “kind of mohair-ish” vest), read our Q&A and watch this clip.

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Blasblog: Miami Bound

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Fluorescent bikini- and Lucite heel-clad party people of Miami, get ready: The gallerinas, collectors, and jet-setters are descending upon you in T minus 48 hours for Art Basel Miami Beach. (I’ve always been amused by the combination, but the social ecosystem seems to support it—for a few days, at least.) The fair doesn’t officially open until the 3rd, but the parties, of course, won’t wait.

Every year, hotels, clubs, and bars vie for social supremacy, and this year, two new hot spots join the mix: The new W Hotel and its ground-floor restaurant, Mr. Chow. If the invites going out are any indication, the W will be party HQ this year. Mr. Chow will host dinners for Larry Gagosian, Cartier, and LACMA; investor Aby Rosen (who counts the Gramercy Park Hotel among his other glittering properties) will host his own dinner with Peter Brant there, too, followed by an after-party at the hotel’s downstairs club, Wall, fronted by Vito Schnabel, Alexander Dellal, and Stavros Niarchos. (Lest the mood get stuffy, Rosen’s also booked the Sex Pistols—what’s left of them, at least—to play the following night.)

Yours truly, of course, takes no sides and simply goes where he’s invited. That means I’ll also be putting in time at the Webster, which is organizing dinners for Pucci’s Peter Dundas, Viktor & Rolf, and Joseph Altuzarra, and the Standard, which is hosting parties for Bruce Weber, François Nars, the Whitney Museum, and the Misshapes.

Photo: Jesse Harris

Blasblog: Vezzoli On Gaga At MoCA

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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.

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images