In my perfect world all collisions of art and fashion would come together as this. Here at Mary Boone Gallery, I found that glimmering pairing, one which holds a sense of possibility and pushes all things surrounding it towards inventiveness. At the heart of Jacob Hashimoto and Karl Lagerfeld’s creations is an evidence of the hand marked by an obsessive attention to detail delivered with flawless execution. That to me is perfection, modern and whimsical yet calculated so once put forth in its surroundings it can be set free. My heart can’t help but smile, at Karl Lagerfeld’s description of his Chanel Fall 2014 Couture Collection, “the whole thing is actually a journey from Corbusier to Versailles…” a magical one at that, where here we have his ruby red sculpted gown, laser cut and embellished with plastic rosettes. In a moment that is decidedly fresh, the molded dress is set free with a chic flat finished with ankle ribbons. Allowing me to glide amongst the landscape of floating cubes that is Jacob’s Skyfarm Fortress. Brutalist and light, architectural and wild, the juxtapositions that spur intrigue are represented on high. Explorations in the union of art and couture continue in my interview with the artist with more details into my bird like inspired look to come.
Chanel Fall 2014 Couture gown & sandals
Mary Boone Gallery, Jacob Hashimoto, Skyfarm Fortress
Hair by Cosma De Marinis, Makeup by Andrew Sotomayor for Chanel Beauty, Photographs by Tylor Hou