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PHOTOS: Coach’s Stuart Vevers x Gary Baseman #CoachLA

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Hey artnerds, we don’t often cover fashion here in Los Angeles but this was a whirlwind week with COACH’s new creative director, Stuart Vevers, launching his Spring 2015 line and spectacular collaboration with LA’s very own Gary Baseman.  We attended an exclusive cocktail reception for Stuart and Gary at a private location on Wednesday night, met the animal rights activist and the amazingly, multi-talented musican Moby!

Stuart Vevers & Gary Baseman

Stuart Vevers & Gary Baseman

Gary Baseman welcoming the cocktail party

Gary Baseman welcoming the cocktail party

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Gary Baseman’s magnificent Mythical Journey, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 48” x 108”

MOBY loves animals!

MOBY loves animals!

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More Gary Baseman works @ Coach cocktail party

Then we joined the Coach team on Thursday night at the relaunch of their Rodeo Drive concept store and rubbed elbows with A-listers like Kirsten Dunst and Kate Bosworth.   Check out pictures of our close encounters of the the star studded evenings and the amazing clothes and accessories Stuart and Gary have produced!  The whole Baseman line will be available in stores starting early February 2015 although a limited selection of these new items can be found in stores and online.

The new baseman x coach bag

The new baseman x coach bag

happy customers

happy customers

the clothes at rodeo drive store

the clothes at rodeo drive store

Actress, Kirsten Dunst looking fab with the only tote like this  presently in LA :D

Actress, Kirsten Dunst looking fab with the only tote like this presently in LA 😀

Gary and Kirsten

Gary and Kirsten

Gary, Kirsten and Stuart chatting

Gary, Kirsten and Stuart chatting

Putting together his mood board for the collection, Vevers was drawn to films like Lost Highway and True Romance and also to the work of the Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman, which he says has “an eerie, dark playfulness that I found appealing.” But rather than attempting to channel Baseman’s quirkiness, Vevers brought him to New York and set him up in an office at the Coach headquarters. There, Baseman, who had his first major museum exhibition in 2013, at L.A.’s Skirball Cultural Center, immersed himself in the brand’s archives and developed an in-depth character study of the Spring Girl. This included scribbling confessions in her diary; figuring out the songs on her playlist (the Smiths and the Velvet Underground are two of her favorite bands); and even coming up with her mascots, a secret society of imaginary creatures named Buster Le Fauve, Candy Darling, Kiki, Ziggy, and Iggy. “What I wanted to do was create a world that the collection couldn’t exist without,” Baseman says.  

via W Magazine

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