I'm REALLY excited to use Lauren Hutton for the face of Alexis Bittar for 2011. I'm also excited that I got to have my good friend Jack Pierson shoot the campaign. Both of them are iconic in their own fields.
Lauren is an iconic face of the 70's, so natural and refreshing. Her face stood for a decade of fashion. We first met on the street when I was 19 on Prince outside of Jerry's. Having that first experience with her when I was so young makes it even more exciting to have her represent the brand now.
Jack is a pioneer in photography and art. His art has been featured at the MOMA, Guggenheim and countless other museums all over the world. He's from that 80's school of Nan Golden and Cindy Sherman atheistic. His imagery has been knocked off for years. In his photography, he's great at capturing people's natural personality with ease.
Jack and Lauren were the perfect combination and the results are amazing. The imagery of Lauren has a more masculine feeling, reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich in "Morocco".
This Fall I collaborated with Jason Wu for his Fall 2011 Collection. As usual I am always inspired by Jason's ability to have such tremendous focus.
The Collection was inspired by fusing Baroque with a bit of Goth.
Here are some images of the show and the jewelry that was designed.
(In order of photos posted)
1) Beginning sketch of the necklace with the Baroque closure that the model is wearing.
2) A close up of the necklace.
3) Jason's signature owl we transformed into a pin.
4) First sketch of the bracelet.
5) The final product.
6) Baroque Bracelet on a model during the show.