HARPER’S BAZAAR EXCLUSIVE: Stella McCartney Partners with GREY AREA for Pre-Fall Artistry
by Kerry Pieri
"Last evening’s Stella McCartney Pre-Fall presentation seemed a nod to Edith Wharton-era New York, when the well-heeled of Manhattan’s high society were most likely to see and be seen in the city’s finest parlors. At the Upper East Side Americas Society, editors, bold-faced names and other onlookers made their way through three open rooms as models showed off Stella’s latest in their midst. Besides Billy Farrell photographers documenting the action on film, there were also artists immortalizing the chic scene on sketch pads — once again adding to that days-gone-by cache. The unique partnership came out of the Kyle DeWoody and Manish Vora founded Grey Area (a project that lends artists a way to partake in collaborations). In particular, John Gordon Gauld, Catherine Delphia and Miky Fábrega sat at easels, interpreting the designer’s take on eveningwear. Above, see Panamanian artist Fábrega’s drawing of a stellar strapless jumpsuit and graphic striped gown. As the saying says, art begets art."
(Photo Credit: Miky Fábrega/ Courtesy Stella McCartney)