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July 23 2014

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Artists And Labels: The Continuing Story

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If Marc builds it, they will come. The contemporary artist/fashion label complex, that is, which Jacobs sent to new heights with his accessory collaborations with Louis Vuitton. Yes, artists and designers had collaborated before—including Dalí and Schiaparelli way back when—but the runaway success of Louis Vuitton’s Murakami bags (and the follow-up Richard Prince “joke” bags) has given contemporary artists a new form to play with and, just as importantly, a new revenue stream. The latest is the conceptual art star Jenny Holzer, who’s teaming up with Keds to create kicks this summer. (Artist’s canvas, taken literally.) The high-top and low-top styles are emblazoned with PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT, a phrase from Holzer’s text series Survival. They’ll be available online and at select Bloomingdale’s locations in July. The footwear brand is giving back to the art world, too: Keds is sponsoring the Whitney’s summer season.
$70 to $75, available at select Bloomingdale’s locations and www.keds.com beginning July 8.

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Where To Live Like Zac (Zac Portrait Not Included)

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“It’s for the Sex and the City girl,” said a mesh cardigan-clad Zac Posen. “Or a Renaissance man.” The overlapping spot on the Venn diagram he was proposing—maybe the only one—was an 11th floor duplex at 16W21, a new condominium building in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, and the first to boast Posen-designed interiors. (Appropriately enough, it stands within the Ladies’ Mile historic district, onetime home to Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, and Bergdorf Goodman.) Posen worked with the architects and designers of the entire condo building to add his gilded touch (in the form of inlaid gold piping that snakes around walls and ceiling, specialty moldings, a high-gloss kitchen with inlaid Miele appliances and espresso machine) to a few exorbitantly expensive properties. But one duplex in particular got even more attention. Chez Zac was fully decorated by Posen top to bottom, and is available for sale—sans the pieces from Posen’s personal art collection, which currently cover much of the wall space—furnished as such. The Posen-designed furniture pieces (interlocking, geometric coffee tables; gleaming chrome bar seats) and vintage acquisitions (custom reupholstered chairs, ornate glass lamps) can be yours. As for the nude photo of Courtney Love (inscribed “Par Christopher” to Posen’s boyfriend, French stylist Christopher Niquet) in the living room, or the large-format Polaroid of Posen himself in swim cap and dangling Cartier pendant, a Met ball loaner—well, you’ll have to bring your own.

But the wallpapered, walk-in liquor closet, and the wall-to-wall mirrored, even larger walk-in wardrobe closet, are yours to keep. Likewise the smoky gray padded banisters (a nice touch) and the vintage wallpapers, courtesy of Second Hand Rose. The color schemes (Palm Beach pink in the living room; lavender in one bedroom; Posen’s own Pantone shade of gray for the hall) are familiar from his collections, as are the Rosson Crow paintings that hang throughout. (Posen collaborated with Crow on a line of print dresses in his Spring ’10 collection.) And love or hate the design, there’s no questioning the guy’s commitment to the project—while we toured, Posen supervised a contractor painting gold accents on a molded pink wall. (“Much better!”) Earlier this week, he threw a party in the space to show it to friends (and potential buyers?) like Becca Cason Thrash and Nina Freudenberger. Want to get in yourself? Take a number. According to the real estate watchers at Curbed, the waiting list to show the place is currently 500 people long. Shah’s daughters and titanesses of industry to the front of the line, please.

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Zac Posen’s Western Adventure

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Call it an early birthday party. Just hours shy of ringing in his 29th, Zac Posen took a break from back-to-back sales appointments, a client brunch and trunk show at Neiman’s in Beverly Hills, to hold an impromptu fête and fashion show at Bar Marmont. In between showing off the Spring 2010 collection—applause was especially heavy for look 36—Posen caught up with his L.A.-based friends like Rosson Crow (pictured at left with Posen), the Like’s Tennessee Thomas, and Zoe Saldana, who wore the designer’s sculpted Lily Pad Lotus print dress.

Teen phenom Lily Collins took a spin on the designer’s arm right as L.A. mainstay Anthony Kiedis walked in and headed straight to a table where the motley crew of Fred Durst, David Spade, and Ron Burkle were holding court. Even though Posen was headed straight back to his Tribeca studio over the weekend, he did make time for at least a little pleasure on his business trip out west. When pressed, he finally admitted, “I actually went to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the [Grauman’s] Chinese Theater earlier today. I had to see how small Judy Garland’s feet were.”

Photo: Jacqueline Micalizzi for Berliner Studio/BEImages