Art Fall - Winter 2021 - Fashion - Art - Design

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chanel celebrates n°5

In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel had the idea for a fragrance, which she named N°5, like her lucky number. This creative vision owed its singularity to one permanent perspective: the idea above all. In 2021, a high jewelry collection honors the House’s emblematic number with a creative act that combines the audacity of a technical challenge with the freedom of an original approach. CHANEL High Jewelry creates the N°5 Collection, with a central piece that reveals a unique geometric virtuosity: a necklace whose design reflects all the defining features of the N°5 bottle, composed of more than 700 diamonds set around a diamond specially cut to weigh 55.55 carats. The perfection of the idea determined the weight of the carats. This is an unprecedented method: starting with a rough diamond, aiming not for the greatest…

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in this issue

Alessandro ESPOSITO & Rebecca COLTORTI PHOTOGRAPHER AND COLLAGE ARTIST “Style Odyssey” “We wanted to create a bewitching and futuristic world inspired by contemporary sci-fi and Surrealism artists.” Gisela WILLIAMS WRITER “Hope Floats” “Spending time with Alma Zevi in Venice means being thrown into the city’s zeitgeist. Through her, I was able to meet an ambitious group of creatives who are looking not only to protect the city, but to also spark innovative ways for Venice to move forward.” Chris SUTTON PHOTOGRAPHER “Truth Seeker” “The darker the night, The brighter the star.” Jade LILLY “Culture Fit” “Photographing Franklin Sirmans around artworks that he loves—and getting an explanation of the stories behind them made with childlike enthusiasm—felt like a field trip. Having the opportunity to capture him was beyond a pleasure.” Nick HARAMIS WRITER “New Kids on the Block” “I’m so inspired by the inimitable, careening way that Jamian, Ruby,…

6 min
scream queen

Based on her work in horror hits like The Haunting anthology and psychological thriller series You, you may think Victoria Pedretti enjoys the genre. The 26-year-old actress, however, is a self-described “scaredy cat.” A fact she admits over a video call from her Los Angeles home, while her actual pet cat, Cayenne, crawls into her lap. At the time of our conversation, the third season of You is just about to be released, and Pedretti still has Love on the brain—that is, her character, Love Quinn, the now-wife and coconspirator to Penn Badgely’s obsessive serial-killing stalker Joe Goldberg. In Season 3, the couple move to the suburbs to get a fresh start for their growing family, but their murderous impulses inevitably catch up to them. “I love this character so much,”…

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crushing it

“Aspen is like a major metropolis in a small city in the mountains,” says San Francisco art collector Amnon Rodan. While the small ski town has always been known as a ritzy winter playground for A-listers, Rodan, along with a clique of other high-powered art patrons from around the globe, actually spend their summers here. In fact, come summer, the former mining town is crawling with curators, scholars, and collectors. There’s plenty to do, from the heady ideas coming out of the Aspen Institute, where everyone from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton have spoken at symposiums, to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, an expansive site of workshops and residencies which has hosted visiting artists like Catherine Opie, the Guerilla Girls, and Simone Leigh. There’s also the unexpected gallery boomlet with…

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a tale of three cities

VIENNA It seems appropriate that Vienna, which was for centuries Europe’s center of intellectual life, is on the vanguard once again when it comes to contemporary art. Over the past few years, even during the pause of the pandemic, the Austrian capital has been buzzing with new galleries and artist-run spaces. Part of what makes Vienna ideal as a cultural breeding ground is not only the emergence of new galleries, like Wonnerth Dejaco, which was established in 2020, but the innovation of the city’s storied art institutions, including the Kunsthalle Wien, Mumok, Kunsthistorisches Museum, and Secession. The Secession is the world’s oldest independent contemporary art space, founded in 1897 by Gustav Klimt and his circle, but even today it shows some of the most dynamic contemporary artists like Anthea Hamilton and Alex…