LONDON — “He has such a kind soul, and he really has captured the perfect party. He has got the best people in it! You want to be there,” mentioned Eva Herzigova of her pal Lenny Kravitz, who’s making his debut as inventive director of Dom Pérignon with a images exhibition that landed in London’s Primrose Hill on Wednesday night time.
Herzigova was proper: Normally London begins to empty out this time of yr, however the visitor checklist proved there are nonetheless die-hard partiers round who have been comfortable to indicate up for Lenny. They included Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Erin O’Connor, Blondey McCoy, Poppy Delevingne, Pam Hogg, Henry Holland and Bella Freud. Neneh Cherry and Rina Sawayama DJ’d, mixing up R&B, hip-hop and Grime.
Referred to as “Dom Pérignon Presents Assemblage: A Lenny Kravitz Photo Exhibition,” the present options pictures of Susan Sarandon, Alexander Wang, Harvey Keitel, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Zoë Kravitz in candid occasion photographs on the villa that Kravitz’s firm designed in Los Angeles. Most distinguished was a portrait paying homage to “The Last Supper,” that includes those self same celebrities, and others. London is the most recent metropolis to host the present, with Kravitz having already made stops in Milan and New York.
The occasion befell in a former Victorian using college, with the black-and-white pictures on show over two flooring. The house had a classy rock-‘n’-roll vibe, with black-clad waiters weaving between company and refilling their glasses with classic 2009 Champagne. The free picture exhibition will happen in the identical venue, and might be open to the general public July 12 and 13.
“This has been a very beautiful collaboration for me because it has not been about business, it has been about friendship,” mentioned Kravitz, who over the previous ten years has turn out to be near Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave, who launched him to the model’s cellars. “As different as we are, our disciplines are very similar.”
This isn’t the primary time the Champagne model has collaborated with a high-profile title: Earlier partnerships have been with Iris van Herpen, Jeff Koons and David Lynch, who’ve all put their very own spin on the model’s signature bottle.
Kravitz plans to embark on the subsequent leg of his “Raise Vibration” tour in August, and has been specializing in his images as a part of a collaboration with Leica. The musician is continuous work at his agency, Kravitz Design, which is doing up the interiors for Temple Detroit Lodge, which is about to open subsequent June.