A PRIVATE VIEW AT THE SERPENTINE
‘There has always been a hybridity between art and fashion – it’s a legacy that goes back to the likes of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí,’ said Yana Peel, addressing a Bazaar audience at an exclusive event held at the Serpentine Galleries. ‘As the CEO here, I want us to inhabit that intersection and to give artists an opportunity to bridge those disciplines.’
This gathering took place during the opening week of ‘Passer-by’, an exhibition conceived by the textile designer Beca Lipscombe and the painter Lucy McKenzie, who co-own the fashion label Atelier EB. Following Ruinart Champagne and canapés at the neighbouring restaurant Chucs, guests embarked on a curator-led tour of the show, which combines historical objects with commissioned artworks and a retail emporium housing Atelier EB’s latest collection. By breaking down boundaries between genres, the installation encapsulates Peel’s vision of art as ‘a wonderful force to bring everyone together at a time of so many divisions’.
Above left: Yana Peel (left) and Helena Lee. Above centre: Naomie Harris