sabato 24 gennaio 2009

American Graffiti

This is a tribute to Stephen Sprouse, key figure in the dynamic fusion of art, music and fashion.


He was born in 1953, started designing clothes at the age of 9 and at 14 he spent the summer sketching for Bill Blass. At 18 he was working for Halston.

He was one of the first designer to mix graffiti art, punk aestethic and fashion, creating a sort of "downtown suggestions meets haute couture". He captured the popular culture of two decades, 80s and 90s, like no one else.

He had a downstairs neighbor in the Bowery called Debbie Harry, for whom he created outfits to wear on stage...




Indubitably, he was a pioneer.

If you happen to be in New York before the end of February, you can visit Rock On Mars,


the retrospective exhibition of the work of Stephen Sprouse at the Deitch Project's gallery , featuring his pop paintings, videos , original fabrics, the furnitures made for Knoll and more than fifty fashion looks.

BUT if you can't be in NYC (and you're not as broke as I am!), you can still treat yourself with one of these bags, a new Marc Jacobs for Vuitton tribute


Inspired by Sprouse’s famous collaboration with Louis Vuitton in 2001, the new limited edition Stephen Sprouse – Louis Vuitton collection is available since now in Louis Vuitton boutique in NYC and will be available in stores worldwide from Feb 2, along with a collection of fashion accessories, tees and... skateboards!

10 commenti:

Lori ha detto...

I don't generally like Vuitton..but that bag is really cool.

The Clothes Horse ha detto...

Anyone who works with Debbie Harry sounds cool to me.
I find the Vuitton bags a bit ridiculous though...the people who can afford those couldn't be further removed from those that make streetart...

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ Lori: I'm not a Vuitton addicted too...

@ The Clothes Horse: true! The tribute collection could looks cool at first sight, but in the end the whole thing sounds a bit ridiculous... I'm also wondering who (real skater) would/could buy a Vuitton skatebord for more than 8000$...

CartEssenza ha detto...

Ciao!
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Ambroisine ha detto...

I didn't know this artist, thx for sharing :) I love those polaroid pictures!

Espia ha detto...

thanks
fantastic blog
saludos
cheers

Luna Supernova ha detto...

oh wow, don't some people have the most storybook perfect introductions into their careers?

mothersvea ha detto...

eh già mi piacerebbe vedere la mostra! cara ti ho dato un award nel mio blog! :)

WendyB ha detto...

Always been a big Sprouse fan!

allyssa rea; ha detto...

the new vuitton line is quite cool =]
love your blog! followed! <3 xo