August 23 2014

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4 posts tagged "Olaf Breuning"

Surface To Air Rocks Out


Surface to Air has a long history of working with rock star collaborators, including the likes of Justice, Kings of Leon, and Kid Cudi. The French brand’s latest guest designer? Sonic Youth front woman Kim Gordon. Her 12-piece collection of sexy but wearable silk dresses and leather jackets, available in all three of the brand’s stores this month, was inspired by her artwork and musical influences (like French singer Catherine Ribeiro). In this exclusive video, directed by Jérémie Rozan and shot by Kenneth Cappello, Gordon shows off the new threads in front of installations by Olaf Breuning.

Photos: Kenneth Cappello

Purple In 3-D


Since unveiling BLK DNM a year ago, fashion world journeyman Johan Lindeberg has kept the content coming. Yesterday, he celebrated the brand’s inaugural anniversary by having Olivier Zahm put up an installation in Lindeberg’s Lafayette Street headquarters, turning the place from a store into a creative cornucopia: an Aaron Young video in the window, Olaf Breuning pencil drawings sharing wall space with Zahm’s crowd-pleasing party photos, and a soundtrack (not to mention totes and T-shirts on sale) designed specifically for the occasion. Hey, it was enough to keep Lindsay Lohan around for a while. (Not long enough, however, for the paparazzi, who showed up later to get their shots.)

Lindeberg moved to and fro, visibly pleased with it all. “Fantastic energy,” he declared, then whipped out his camera as artist Robert Longo, who’s moved into fashion since collaborating with Bottega Veneta on a campaign two years ago, started signing prints. Entitled “Purple in 3-D,” the project makes use of work in the magazine’s latest issue and will be up at least through fashion week.

Photos: Matteo Prandoni/

Baby Beyoncé Was Born, Cynthia Rowley And Olaf Breuning Collaborate On A Damien Hirst Dress, Tom Ford’s Spring ’12 Campaign, And More…


Beyoncé finally gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. There have been numerous names floating around, but Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed the name is Blue Ivy Carter. [Styelite]

In her new book, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, Sally Bedell Smith reveals a completely different side to Her Royal Highness than most are familiar with. The book, in stores Tuesday, includes stories of the Queen blowing bubbles at a birthday party, using a toolkit to decorate diamond tiaras, and crawling on her stomach to stalk stags in the Scottish Highlands. [WWD]

In celebration of the Damien Hirst retrospective, The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011, which opens January 12 at all 11 Gagosian galleries, Cynthia Rowley and artist Olaf Breuning created a Damien Hirst-inspired dress. The silk jersey T-shirt dress, available exclusively at Colette, has a screen-printed image of a nude figure with Hirst’s signature colorful spots, which Breuning portrayed in his recent exhibition The Art Freaks. [@Cynthia_Rowley]

Tom Ford decided to get behind the camera again to shoot models Mirte Maas and Mathias Bergh in Palms Springs for his Spring 2012 ad campaign. The “playful, ubeat images” will be in magazines in March. [WWD]

Photo: Tom Ford

Kreem Of The Crop


To get the full experience last night at Haunch of Venison, you had to have saved room for dessert. François Pinault’s powerhouse gallery partnered with Kreemart, an organization devoted to getting contemporary artists to switch their materials to things like cookie dough and cake batter, for an evening of sweet, edible installations and performance art.

Angel Otero offered up a pair of silver cherub statues that urinated caramel and chocolate, while Terence Koh had sprinkled confectionary sugar, scented with chocolate and peppermint—”the smell of happiness,” a spokeswoman explained—on the floor in the shape of a perfect square. And the topless men and women, painted to look like monkeys and hopping around handing out banana gelato? A sideshow conceived by art-world prankster Olaf Breuning.

Among those there to take it all in was model May Andersen, who is also a full-time employee at Lower East Side gallery The Hole, and Will Cotton. “Both sweets and art exist for pleasure, that is to say, outside the other hierarchies of human need. They’re there for no good reason, except every good reason,” said Cotton, who’s made a name for himself by mixing art and pastry. Currently, he’s designing sets and costumes for “a cotton candy and whipped-cream dance” he’s putting on in November at the National Arts Club, as part of the Performa biennale. It sounds like a bachelor party idea, but Cotton assured us that it isn’t. “It’s kind of a ballet,” he said.

Photo: David X. Prutting /