Diary: A Dinner With Christophe de Menil and Jason McCoy @ Le Zie

 

Outstanding Excellence x 2: Christophe de Menil in conversation with Jason McCoy at Le Zie restaurant in New York City. January 17, 2013, 9:47 pm. Image via The Excellent People.

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Legendary Lessons: Christophe de Menil is Outstanding, Excellent, Etc…

About Christophe de Menil

Christophe de Menil, Artist and Fashion Designer

Designer Christophe de Menil was born in France, and raised in Houston amidst the legendary collection of her parents, John and Dominique de Menil. At a young age Miss de Menil became well known for wearing the work of renowned designers, including fashion icon Madame Gres. Since her teens, Miss de Menil has also been a steady friend and patron of contemporary artists, architects and designers, including Matisse, Le Corbusier, Barnett Newman, de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Mark di Suvero, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Luis Barragán, Tadao Ando, among many, many others. Inspired by these outstanding people, Miss de Menil established herself as a notable costume designer, producing work for Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, and Robert Wilson. While collaborating with Wilson she also created jewelry with the extraordinary Claude Lalanne.

 

Miss de Menil’s designs are a distillation of these remarkable collaborations and friendships, and her jewelry and clothing design hold the echoes of an immersion in the great theater costume departments of Europe: Munich’s Kammerspiele, Rotterdam’s National Theater, the Chatelet in Paris, Amsterdam’s Opera House, Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera, Sicily’s Summer Festival in Gibellina. Contact

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The Outstanding, quite undeniably legendary, Christophe de Menil (Right), with mode (left)l, as seen, and profiled, in W magazine. Image via W magazine.

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Outstanding Book Report: ‘Gentlemen of Bacongo’ is Excellent

“This book provides a fascinating insight to the vibrant street style of the ‘Sapeurs’, the elegant and immaculately dressed dandies from the heart of the Congo.” Published by Trolley Books.

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Diane von Fürstenberg is (Always) Excellent, Of Course

Outstanding historical proof: September 1978: Diane von Fürstenberg and Ara Gallant at a party for Egon Von Fürstenberg‘s book The Power Look.

Excellence: September 1978: Diane von Fürstenberg and Ara Gallant at a party for Egon Von Fürstenberg’s book The Power Look. Image via The Guardian.

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Remembrances of Excellence (Recently) Past: RIP Helen Gurley Brown, Outstanding Cosmo Girl

The late Helen Gurley Borwn was Cosmopolitan’s editor  from 1965 to 1997, as recapped in her New York Times obituary.

Image via The New York Times via Santi Visalli/Getty Images

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Outstanding Annoucement: The Excellent People, Print Edition, On Newsstands Spring 2013!

Printed Excellence: : The premiere issue of The Excellent People. On sale Spring 2013.

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Remembrances of Excellency Past: Donna Summer

Donna Summer, March 26, 1978. Image via Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images via Nymag.com.

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A Surprisingly Excellent City: Chicago, Illinois

Presenting, for your consideration, the city of Chicago, Illinois. Outstanding. Excellently.

Presenting Chicago,Illinois. An Outstandingly Excellent city. Image via The Excellent People On Location. Sunday, May 13, 12:58 pm.

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