Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Milan: Fashion Week - Giorgio Armani and Richard Hambleton exhibition

Teatro Armani:  Richard Hambleton - The American Pop Expressionist.  Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida in collaboration with Giorgio Armani presented the paintings of Richard Hambleton’s New York at the Teatro Armani
Above: Hambleton is photographed in his Lower East Side studio.

Teatro Armani:  At the flashpoint of the downtown New York 80’s art scene, Richard Hambleton was one of the founding contributors of the burgeoning art community.   Along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, he created a sensation in the early 1980’s that is still relevant today.  Hambleton’s army of shadow silhouettes are reminders of human life – vulnerable and intense.  Hambleton today remains the only surviving member of that early cutting-edge downtown art movement, and continues to live and create in the neighbourhood to which he laid claim for over thirty years.
Above: Richard Hambleton - Shadow Split, 2010, acrylic on canvas.

photograph courtesy Giorgio Armani
Teatro Armani:  Richard Hambleton.   The curators of the Hambleton exhibition, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida with Giorgio Armani.

Giorgio Armani Fall – Winter 2010/2011 Collection.  “Times change and change brings with it a new concept of chic: an indefinable attitude and mood that is not limited to the eternally reliable black skirt and white shirt, but explores nuance and shade, and interplays and contrasts, which define an unmistakable style and taste.   In the new chic, nothing is vague, approximate or uncertain – instead all is precisely stated in shape and colour, proceeding from black to a world charged with vigour of coral red and Tibetan orange.” Writes Armani about the collection.

Seen at the Giorgio Armani Fall – Winter 2010/2011 collection. Saks Fifth Avenue’s senior VP of marketing, Terron Schaefer.  Terry has a very good eye for photography,  and is an aspiring photographer.

Seen at the Giorgio Armani Fall – Winter 2010/2011 collection. Velvet’s editor in chief, Michela Gattermayer has great style, like her magazine, which talks about fashion, trends, music and lifestyle.

A Detail.  Michela is wearing:
Mink jacket: P.A.R.O.S.H.
Custom made leather trousers: at Cut
Scull and crossbone watch:  Zadig & Voltaire
Crocodile ring: Paul Smith
Big chunky ring: Lucifer Vir Honestus
Chains, necklaces and charms:  antique and vintage
Hand of Fatima charm: bought in Morocco
Madonna charm: Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Rue du Bac, Paris

Seen at the Giorgio Armani Fall – Winter 2010/2011 collection. Twilght actress, Ashley Greene.

Seen at the Giorgio Armani Fall – Winter 2010/2011 collection.  Rachel Zoe, American stylist and author of the reality show, Rachel Zoe Project.

Seen at the Giorgio Armani Fall – Winter 2010/2011 collection.  French Vogue’s edior in chief, Carine Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida, who curated the Richard Hambleton exhibition at the Teatro Armani with her son, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld.

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