The idea for exhibit #ChatsworthHouseStyle came about when Lady Laura Burlington (@laura_burlington), Countess of Burlington, searched the Chatsworth textiles archive for a christening gown for her son, James. On seeing the numerous boxes in the archives, filled with clothing and textiles amassed over the centuries, she asked the Duke and Duchess if she could invite an expert to take a look. The expert turned out to be @hamishbowles, Editor-at-Large of @voguemagazine, who helped curate the archive into #ChatsworthHouseStyle. Lady Laura Burlington (@laura_burlington), Countess of Burlington wore a #Gucci Signoria tuxedo and high-neck shirt to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, which will run until October 22. #GucciPlaces
The residence of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire opens the doors to #ChatsworthHouseStyle, an exhibition exploring five centuries of fashion of its regal inhabitants. On show are pieces worn by Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of the 16th century; the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; and Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire, Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford, two of the Mitford sisters; model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘Kick’ Kennedy. Sponsored by #Gucci, the exhibition runs from 25 March to 22 October 2017. #GucciPlaces
Produced by: The Visual Clinic
Directed by: @antoniomonfreda
Canadian-born artist @petrafcollins returned to Hungary, the homeland of her family, to photograph them in the heat of high summer. The image is part of “Az én Családom” or “My Family” a series taken for @amagcuratedby#AlessandroMichele. The works are on show at the exhibit curated by @DanThawley at the Qube at PMQ, Hong Kong, which runs until March 26. #BlindForLove
A self-portrait of @petrafcollins, shot for @amagcuratedby#AlessandroMichele and seen in the exhibition focused on intimate portraits by the photographer held at the Qube at PMQ, Hong Kong until March 26. The show curated by @DanThawley is part of an exhibition trilogy taking place in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei to celebrate the magazine issue by the #Gucci creative director. #BlindForLove
To the opening night of the exhibit for @amagcuratedby#AlessandroMichele during @artbasel Hong Kong, @tinaleung wore a jacket and skirt with leather ribbon and stripe details and pearl buttons, with a leopard print shoulder bag from #GucciSS17. The wall behind features the magazine cover image of the valley of Civita di Bagnoregio shot by @vanni74. The show, with a focus on intimate portraits by @petrafcollins is held at the Qube at PMQ until March 26, and is part of an exhibition trilogy taking place in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei to celebrate the magazine issue by the #Gucci creative director. #BlindForLove
Illustration powerhouse @emilianoponzi is the perfect artist to reinterpret the nose-pressed-against-the-glass meme convention with his sweet, storybook aesthetic. Ponzi’s illustration career has taken him from The New Yorker to Le Monde with visual storytelling. For #TFWGucci, he riffs on the iconic Kermit meme, but turns the frog into a bunny, impatiently waiting for the #LeMarchédesMerveilles watch to arrive. @Mytherapistsays delivers the laconic caption to the meme. - Text by @tatianaberg. Discover more through link in bio.
#TFWGucci @egeislekel appropriates sculptures and paintings from art history to make his graphic works. Both referential and completely contemporary, they delight in the collision of popular culture and fine art. As a visual joke, Islekel superimposes van Gogh’s visage over famous album covers. His #TFWGucci memes play with Neo-Classicist paintings, brought to life by captions from @youvegotnomale and @champagneemojis that namecheck art history as well as 21st century romance. - Text by @helenh0lmes#LeMarchédesMerveilles. Discover more through link in bio.
#TFWGucci @flamigram cycles through several different media, including water-color painting and sculpture, and her #TFWGucci collaboration is similarly hands-on. Rather than pasting pictures in a digital landscape, she preferred to sculpt clay figures in this artwork: an outstretched hand, clad with rings and a #Gucci#LeMarchédesMerveilles watch, reaches out to touch a statue’s lovely face. Recreated from a #Gucci campaign shoot, the result is sweet, sad, and not a little lonely, like a Giorgio de Chirico painting. Meme by the Internet culture-savvy @cabbagecatmemes. - Text by @helenh0lmes. Read more through link in bio.
#TFWGucci @pollynor is a one-woman meme machine. Focused on women, demons, and the societal sexism, her drawings have hilarious insights that make you want to hit “like” and then be her best friend. She reclaims devilry as powerfully feminine. Her idea of the perfect funeral hymn? “Glamorous” by Fergie, feat. Ludacris. If you’ve ever promised yourself you’d start saving up like a responsible adult only to blow it off when faced with an accessory you can’t resist, Polly Nor is the artist for you. - Text by @tatianaberg#TFWGucci#LeMarchédesMerveilles. Discover more through link in bio.
In 2007, Loukia Alavanou won the Greek DESTE Prize for her work that often incorporates historical artifacts into multimedia videos. For #TFWGucci, Alavanou mingles past and present with vintage photographs collaged with one of Gucci’s symbols, a lion to create a composite artwork. The video is captioned by @champagneemojis. Fashion, after all, is timeless — whatever your watch says. - Text by @kchayka#LeMarchédesMerveilles. Discover more through link in bio.
Sebastian Tribbie Matheson @Youvegotnomale is a ruthless meme maker. The snark starts with his account’s name. In between taking selfies and posting them to his 40,000 followers on Instagram, he creates images that take aim at popular fashion and social culture. No target is safe, from ordering on Seamless to cliché emoji usage. Here, Sebastian uses the starter pack meme, in which a group of images and objects are clustered together to represent the stereotype of a particular style or personality. For #TFWGucci he takes on Gucci, adopting the brand’s recent hallmarks, like embroidery, patches, and 70s glasses. @harinef and @petrafcollins make appearances, as does the #LeMarchédesMerveilles timepiece. Gucci = owned. — Text by @kchayka. Read more through link in bio.
A student at the iconic Slade School of Fine Art in London, David Henry Donald @ddavidonaldd is a sculptor whose work takes the form of small assemblages, like a three-dimensional collage. His work reflects ideas of place and identity, taking on the view of the awed tourist as well as the knowledgeable local. For #TFWGucci, the #LeMarchédesMerveilles watch is a familiar symbol tweaked by the trompe l’oeil turning page. - Text by @kchayka. Read more through link in bio.
Young American painter @austinleee is a double-citizen of both the digital and analogue worlds. His squishy, day-glo designs start their lives as iPad sketches, which then travel through Photoshop, printers, and acrylic to eventually exit as tangible canvases. Reality is re-imported back into bytes for him to further tweak his uncanny neon figures and sly sense of humor, as in his latest works with augmented-reality and 3D printed sculpture. For #TFWGucci, Lee’s candy-colored yuppie character gets a side-eye from queen of deadpan-glam @GothShakira. – Text by @newterritories. Discover more through link in bio.