Louis Vuitton – Almagul Menlibayeva

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last night I went to the opening of Almagul Menlibayeva – Transformation at the Grand Palais. I admit I did not know that much about the artist born in 1969 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She lives and works in Berlin and Almaty. We spoke briefly at her opening and hopefully will sit down for a chat before she leaves Paris in a few days. I went on line and found this video by Louis Vuitton four years ago and thought I would share it with you. Menlibayeva states that her educational background is in the Soviet Russian, avant-garde school of Futurism, combining the nomadic aesthetic of post-Soviet, contemporary Kazakhstan that she continues to explore through her photographic and video work. Her focus is on contemporary nomads.

If you are in Paris please visit Grand Palais her Transformation installation will be there until January 2 nd.

Almagul Menlibayeva



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.