Florentine festivities continued last night with yet another art-meets-fashion presentation. Proenza Schouler showed their spring 2010 pre-collection at the 16th-century Villa La Petraia, marking the fourth anniversary of Pitti Woman and the launch of the latest A magazine from Belgium, which they guest curated—as if we needed any more excuses to get folly-jolly.
“We decided to invite our three favorite artists rather than doing a runway show,” explained Jack McCollough at the press conference in the morning. Never mind that this was the duo's first European show; a crew of New York darlings was flown in, including Chloe Sevigny (who starred in Kalup Linzy’s film that screened on the terrace), Haim Steinbach (who created an indoor installation) and Kembra Pfahler, who gave Italians a raucous performance with her all-girl troupe, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black.
—Kasia BobulaProenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro HernandezProenza Schouler accessories exhibitWith Liya KabedeThe Voluptuous Horror of Karen BlackThe Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Labels: Jack McCollough, Kasia Bobula, Kembra Pfahler, Lazaro Hernandez, Liya Kebede, Pitti Uomo, Proenza Schouler, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black