The Hallelujah Party
June 9th, 2011, ELLE, UK
By Emily Cronin | Posted: Thu 09 Jun 2011
The style set turned out for last night’s RETNA exhibition opening…
Thank you, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, for infusing ye olde midweek gallery opening with a frisson of fashion industry glamour. The Roitfeld scion, now accomplished as a contemporary art curator, flung open the doors to an exhibition of work by artist RETNA at The Old Dairy in London last night.
The Hallelujah World Tour opening attracted a cross-section of fashion and art-world heavies: models Edie Campbell, Lily Donaldson and Tolula Adeyemi; and designers Daniella Helayel, Kinder Aggugini and Danielle Scutt all made appearances. Serpentine Gallery Co-Director Julia Peyton-Jones lent art-world cred, while Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and boyfriend Robert Konjic toasted the curator. Caroline Sieber, Alison Mosshart, Dominic Jones… you get the idea.
RETNA, a Los Angeles based artist, creates graffiti-inspired canvases and murals. The London show follows a successful exhibition in New York. Next, it’s off to Hong Kong. But not before some sure-to-be-packed parties…