The Fondation Louis Vuitton is one of those landmark buildings that will remain an iconic monument long after the controversy around its conception is forgotten.
The building looks like an enormous ship stranded in a forest, a dozen glass sails, billowing in the wind. A shimmering explosion of glass, light, and reflection that is as intimidating as a battleship and could easily leave a young deckhand lost, wandering aimlessly between thousands of wooden beams, open roof pathways and white mezzanines.
Article for Vogue China on contemporary art in China
At Frieze – the largest contemporary art fair in London – this October, there was one party that everyone was trying to get tickets to. Model Lily Cole and rock star Michael Stipe of REM were sipping champagne alongside the world’s most influential art collectors, curators and artists. Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor-Wood and Tracey Emin were just some of the a-list artists that were at the opening of the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey, south London.
For a man famous for his fast cars, Lapo Elkann is considerably late for our interview. His car collection (voted the best in the world by Wallpaper* Magazine) hasn’t helped him beat Beijing rush hour traffic. When he arrives in his bright blue suit and dark sunglasses he does however, look remarkable cool and collected.
I was hoping to dislike Lapo. Not only is he taller, better looking and much, much richer than I am, he is famously known as one of the world’s most eligible bachelors and voted by Vanity Fair magazine as the world’s best dressed man.
Interview with Chopard’s Caroline Scheufele for Vogue China. English text below:
As co-president and artistic director of luxury watch and jewelry maker Chopard, Caroline Scheufele is responsible for making the world’s most beautiful actresses truly shine on the red carpet. She talks to Tom Pattinson about why gems and films go together, her new Chinese designer protoge and why she’s always eager to get back on the slopes.
As a teenager, Caroline Scheufele was surrounded by glamour. Her parents would invite Europe’s social elite for dinner and the young Caroline would mix with film stars and celebrities of the 1970s.