A work by Dennis Hopper
A few weeks back we let you know that Dennis Hopper wrote and directed a short film featuring Gwenyth Paltrow for an upcoming Tod’s campaign. It seems that’s not his only foray into fashion. G-Star asked Dennis Hopper to curate Raw Nights, a one-night-only art exhibition. The show “combine[d] an apparel showroom with a screening of Hopper-directed short films and selections of his artwork — billboard photographs the actor took in the Sixties, then altered by graffiti artists — as well as a live installation by his son, Henry, made from recycled denim and found objects.” Housed in a parking lot and storefront in Beverly Hills, the show was a bit ironic with billboards as art inside and the parking lot becoming a one-night-only gallery. It’s unfortunate that the show is only up but all good things must come to an end. G-Star CEO, Jos van Tilburg, stated that his goal in hosting Raw Nights was “to develop G-Star into a brand that had the accessibility and attitude of streetwear and a touch of luxury, and this initiative allows us to design and be seen from the inside out.” This event seems very “Scion-esque” to me . . . do you think fashion companies are taking cues from car companies in how they communicate to their customers? Or, is it the other way around. . .
Image & Info: WWD
- Gwyneth Paltrow In Tod’s Fall Ad Campaign
- Art Radar 06.10.2010
- SF 3/27: Fashion Trunk Show
- Bravo’s Fashion Line-Up
- M.I.S.S. Jet Set: How to Bargain Bid on Travel