Valmorbida & Roitfeld kick off Fashion Week with RETNA’s first New York solo show .
New York, NY – Thursday, February 11, 2011: Thursday night, just as the first day of Fashion Week was winding down, Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld brought on the evening with the “The Hallelujah World Tour”, the first New York solo presentation of RETNA, organized in collaboration with curator PM Tenore and the first of three global exhibitions sponsored by Bombardier Business Aircraft and VistaJet. The exhibition drew an attendance of over 2000 from the worlds of art and fashion.
An integral fixture in the Los Angeles art scene since an early age, RETNA has participated in over 30 international exhibitions with countless works in the public realm, emerging as one of the most prolific graffiti artists in the contemporary art world. The Hallelujah World Tour features a selection of work incorporating this global language into a diverse range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography.
After the opening, Fashion Week VIPs headed to Indochine for cocktails, where DJ Nick Cohen spun an amazing set.
Guests included: Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Andy Valmorbida, RETNA, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Pat Tenore, PC Valmorbida, Thomas Flohr, Nina Flohr, Stavros Niarchos, Jose Parla, Tom Sachs, Richard Phillips, Mary Kate Olsen, Lily Donaldson, Sante D’Orazio, Hannah Bronfman, Zani Gugelmann, Genevieve Jones, Gaia Repossi, Fabiola Beracasa, Frederique Van Der Wal, Cecile Winckler, Caroline Winberg, Victor Calderone, Cody Franchetti, Katherine Keating, Kevin Kollenda, Greg Lauren, Vivi Nevo, Vanessa Neuman, Lauren Remington Platt, Justin Portman, Pietro Quaglia, Kate Schelter, Bryan Snyder, Mickey Sumner, Chris Brown, Alexandra Richards, Andre Saraiva, Vito Schnabel, Francesco Vezzoli, Olivier Zahm, Carlos Souza, Nicola Vassell, Carlos Mota, Bonnie Morrison, Nemo Librizzi, Amanda Hearst, Elizabeth Von Guttman, Brian Grazer, Derek Blasberg, Byrdie Bell, Marco Brambilla, Rachel Chandler, Lex Fenwick, Gherardo Guarducci, David Mushegain, Birte Kleeman, Josh Barnett, Brian Atwood, Louise Roe, Zak Williams, Pippa Cohen, Stacey Bendet, Tony Arcabascio, Eve Therond, Doreen Remen, Lisa Anastos, Kim Heirston, Eddie Borgo, Jamie Bochert, and many more.