Dear Shaded Viewers,
Along with respect to the codes of the house, Kim Jones excavates a logo hand-sketched by the iconic fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez. Lopez was a regular at the famed Studio 54 and in addition he was a good friend and contemporary of Karl Lagerfeld. “While I’ve been looking at Karl’s legacy at the house, I’ve also been looking around him, at his contemporaries – at who he was interested in,” explained Jones. “Lopez was a friend of Karl’s, and has always been someone who inspired me. He was forward thinking; inclusive; looked up to by everyone from Andy Warhol to Steven Meisel and David Hockney. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.” said Kim Jones.
Jones worked with the Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos to revive them and interpret his brushstrokes into elegant abstractions on caftans and shirting as intarsia leathers, lace and jacquards and accessories. Jones was thinking of the woman Lopez loved to hang out with and draw like Tina Chow, Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland, Bianca Jagger and of course, Grace Jones.
“The Lopez woman, and the FENDI woman, is empowered; she’s someone of her own making.” said Jones.