WORDS & THINGS
In May in Los Angeles, the stars of contemporary art,artists Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, Alex Israel and Jonas Wood, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin, gathered for the inauguration of the Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation. The two brothers at the head of Guess selected the 1,500 works exhibited in this ancient 10,000m2 Masonic temple, renovated by Thai architect Kulapat Yantrasast. After having revolutionized jeans with a stone wash and fire-hot top models, Paul Marciano, the driving force behind the brand, now wishes to delve into his other passions, “Flowers and contemporary art.” – BÉNÉDICTE BURGUET
“Unpacking: The Marciano Collection” until 24 December.
A project that I am proud of The Marciano Art Foundation1.
My favorite artist Takashi Murakami2.
A collection that I would like to start Old albums of dried flowers.
My first artistic thrill My first Guess campaign.
My last purchase The exceptional Yves Piaget roses.
My definition of art Emotion.
A fragrance Versace aftershave4.
My watch a GC Swiss Made5.
A pair of shoes Nike.
An essential garment Guess Jeans.
My ideal car A Bentley.
My favorite color Indigo blue.
A fashion “don’t” Bad taste.
The height of elegance Sophia Loren.
A snobbish gesture No photos.
A flower The peony3.
A wine Bordeaux.
A dessert Chocolate mousse.
My favorite place at home My garden.
A habit I would like to break My love of desserts.
An OCD Order.
A daily ritual Meditation
My boldest moment Shooting a Guess campaign in Seville during a bullfight without any Guess pieces.
A genre of music Disco.
My bedside book The Seven Habits of Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (Free Press, 1989).
An era that inspires me The 1950s and 1960s.
Absolute dislike Disrespectful people.
What brings childhood memories back Marseille soap with orange blossom.
A dream that is yet to be fulfilled To see the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
A place that is dear to me Napa Valley.
My most beautiful discovery My children.
An evocative smell My mother’s couscous.
The country where I dream of going Morocco, it’s been a long time.
An unforgettable memory Leaving Marseilles for Los Angeles with my brothers.
An earth-shaking landscape Sunset in Tahiti.
What I bring back from my travels Memories and their sensations.
Photo 1: The Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles.
Photo 2: The Marciano brothers, Emmanuel Perrotin and Takashi Murakami.