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21 posts tagged "Marina Abramovic"

A Magazine And Acne Paper Play Host In Paris

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The party people were out in force on Friday night in Paris’ Marais to celebrate the latest editions of two—get this—print magazines. The revolving-editor A Magazine chose Giambattista Valli to helm its new issue: his chosen theme, “real beauty,” and his cover, a portrait of River Phoenix by Michael Tighe (above right). Marina Abramovic, Nan Goldin, Chiara Clemente, Lee Radziwill, Peter Schlesinger, and Kenzo Takada all collaborated on the tenth issue, as did Sasha Pivovarova, who did a series of self-portraits. “This magazine is about what nourishes me; it’s another way to show my inspirations,” said Valli, who opened his exploration with a 1975 quote from Yves Saint Laurent: “What we imagine may be very beautiful but nothing replaces reality.” (To buy, visit www.bruil.info.)

Around the corner at the very private Maison de La Chasse, Maria Berenson and editor Thomas Persson (below right) co-hosted a fête for the new issue of Acne Paper, the Studio Issue, and Kristin Scott Thomas and Bruno Frisoni (below left), Nicola Formichetti, Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver and Elie Top, and Catherine Baba all dropped by to mill in the hunting house’s drawing rooms. The mag includes visits to, or representations of, the studios of artists like Matisse, Pollock, and Hockney, as well as photographic portfolios by Helmut Lang and Eric Boman. A nude Leigh Bowery (shot by Bruce Bernard as he sat for a portrait with Lucien Freud) appears on the cover (above left), and hostess Berenson is inside, shot by Katerina Jebb in Jean Cocteau’s house in Milly-La-Forêt. “Marisa’s grandmother, Elsa Schiaparelli, was so close to Cocteau it was natural to shoot her in his old house,” Persson explained of the spread, “and Acne is based on the idea of a creative collective, so we focused on artists’ studios as the place where creativity happens.” (To buy, visit Acne, 10 Greene St., NYC, or www.acnestudios.com.)

Photos: Courtesy of A Magazine; Courtesy of Acne Paper

Jewels By Angie, Tattoos Fit For Pilati, A Moo-rc Jacobs Christmas, And More…

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Angelina Jolie is collaborating with former Asprey CEO Robert Procop—her longtime friend and jeweler—on a collection of fine pieces in “statement stones.” She “has a very classic style,” Procop insists. The celebrity-jewelry-design game is getting a little crowded lately, no? [WWD]

Speaking of accessories, tattoos are gaining ground as the new ones to have. T asked four noted artists—Marina Abramovic, Aaron Young, Harmony Korine, and Stefano Pilati’s own tattoo man, Mark Mahoney&8212;to suggest a few new designs. [T]

We spy with our Tweeting eye: a Marc Jacobs Christmas card. [@TerrapinPrints]

NSFW: behind-the-scenes video from Karl Lagerfeld’s Pirelli calendar shoot, featuring 23 minutes of Karl talking, a lot of undressed models, and not much else. Though admittedly we’ve sat through viral videos for less. [Racked]

And sure to be safer for work: the latest plum assignment for Mario Testino. The lensman has been named the official portraitist for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement photos. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Ted Harrington/@TerrapinPrints

Black Tie Among The Great Whites,
The Wisdom Of The Crowd, And More…

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If you’re going to take your life in your hands, might as well do it in evening dress. That’s what David Blaine did when he swam—sans oxygen tank or cage—with a group of great white sharks in an Adam Kimmel tux for the designer’s new video (above). Kimmel and wife Leelee Sobieski screened the short for guests like Ed Norton, Harmony Korine, and Marina Abramovic this week, where it earned Abramovic’s highest praise: “That’s insane.” [NYT]

Derek Lam has announced a standalone line for eBay, the final rundown of which will be crowd-sourced. As one of our online compatriots notes, design by committee hasn’t always yielded the best results, but we’ll be interested to see what Lam turns out when the line launches in February. [WWD]

Lara Stone—she of the sultry ad campaign and often nude editorial—has won her case against French Playboy, which published photos of her without her permission last year. She’s donating her damages to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. [Fashionologie]

And speaking of good causes, here’s another: Nordstrom is finally opening a New York store, which will be a concept shop—one that donates its earnings to nonprofits. That’s a little less sexy than Lara using Playboy money to save the children, but no less commendable, we’re sure. [Racked]

Photo: Courtesy of Adam Kimmel

Blasblog: Flower Power

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So far, Erdem Moralioglu has had a pretty fabulous 2010. There have been the multiple red-carpet appearances (thanks, Keira Knightley!), a fabulous Fall show during London fashion week, and the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund award. So his friend Lauren Santo Domingo thought it would be nice to host a little soirée for the designer on the Upper East Side’s Le Grenouille on Friday afternoon. With the restaurant’s famous flower decorations, it turned out to be the perfect setting for an artist who is so often drawn to floral prints—right down to the ones on the Smythson notebooks he gave to attendees. (They complemented Santo Domingo’s, Fabiola Beracasa’s, and Lizzie Tisch’s Erdem dresses.) “Two of my favorite things,” Santo Domingo toasted, “are beautiful dresses and springtime—and we’ve got both of those here today.” The guest of honor, who had arrived just the day before, was slightly jetlagged, but it was nothing a handful of New York’s chicest young ladies couldn’t pep him out of. He later told me that a post-lunch spin through Marina Abramovic’s rather risqué show at MoMA—the one the style set has been flocking to—also helped keep his eyes open, so to speak.

The Celebs Flock To NYC’s Newest Hot Spot—MoMA?!

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The performance artist Marina Abramovic titled her Museum of Modern Art show The Artist Is Present. Why? Because the artist is present. Among the many Abramovic pieces re-created for the exhibition, the one drawing most attention is a simple desk at which the artist has agreed to sit silently for the entire duration of the show, and invites spectators to take a seat for as long as they like (or can stand). The sharp-eyed ladies at Jezebel noticed that Abramovic’s table has hosted some famous visitors over the course of the show, which runs through May 31. (Each sitter is photographed for the museum’s Flickr page.) Sharon Stone, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, Christiane Amanpour, Isabelle Huppert, and André Balazs all came to sit for a spell. We’d try to reach Abramovic for comment, but we’ve got a feeling her lips are sealed.

Photo: Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marina Abramovic