Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld // Art and Life in the Fab Lane

 Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

Frieze Art Fair launched yesterday, I missed it but I'm told it was 'very interesting and very well attended' so this morning in the spirit of Frieze I took 30 mins leave of duty from the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project at the South London Gallery to welcome close to 300 VIP Frieze guests to our Tatiana Trouve and Michal Budny exhibitions at our Frieze Champagne Brunch. Which was, as it unfolded was equally as busy, very well dressed and evidently had a more hungry diners than our lovely cafe at No.67 expected.

And now thanks to Nowness..We have a moody portrait of Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld taken from the selection of images that accompany today's post on NOWNESS.com. Its an exclusive, you wont find it in the interview with art impresario son of French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld. The interview is Vladimir sharing his thoughts on growing up in a world of creatives, his love of arts, his life in the fab lane and his understanding of how fashion and art can create a more considered blend of co-creation. Nowness also present images from the show he has curated, “Mother of Poucras” featuring the work of artist Nicholas Pol, for the Frieze Art Fair

..."Few art impresarios have as much fashion world pull as the dashing Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld. His mother, Carine Roitfeld, is the editor of Vogue Paris; his father, Christian Restoin, brought men’s shirts into women’s wardrobes in the 70s with his fashion label Equipment (which was relaunched by Serge Azria this year); while his godfather is feted image-maker Mario Testino. Pedigree aside, Roitfeld is dedicated to championing new artists through his private dealership Feedback Ltd (named after a French radio program); unconventionally, the company is not based in a gallery or permanent space but adapts non-traditional spaces for the needs of particular shows. NOWNESS sent photographer Daniel Riera to capture Roitfeld in London’s Bloomsbury, ahead of his latest exhibition during the Frieze Art Fair, a showcase of new works by painter Nicolas Pol (read about the exhibition here). Below the curator shares his thoughts on growing up in the fab lane and setting out on his own..." 

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