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Monday, March 23, 2009

Debt Collection

Just over a week ago, we ran a post about the L.A. launch of The Stephen Sprouse Book at the Chateau Marmont. Today we got an email from a hotel rep with another interesting tidbit about the late designer and artist. Turns out, way back in 1991, he moved into the hotel for a month, but couldn't pay his bill when he checked out. So Andre Balazs agreed to let him off the hook if he designed some apparel for the Chateau. A couple of months ago, Andre was going through the archives in hotel's attic and discovered a stash of six original, never-before-seen sketches Stephen made of that collection, all signed and dated. While not everything will be produced, Andre has reissued the same pieces produced in 1991—a T-shirt, baseball cap and postcard—available at the hotel and its online shop...



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