Pools, Reflections, and Free Stores
Last night we welcomed Kelly Klein at the Webster for a signing of the sixth book, Pools: Reflections. With photographs by the likes of Robert Polidori, Nikolas Koenig, Mario Sorrenti, and Kelly herself, the book is beautifully curated to show the highlight of pool culture from the 1970s to today. Poetic and almost serene, Pools is wonderfully edited by Kelly and has a nostalgic feel to it that fits the aesthetic of the Webster and Miami. After a quick stop at Bruce Weber’s book signing at the Standard, which brought back memories of his iconic shoot he did for W Magazine “Summer Camp” with Laura Stone and Kate Moss strolling across the mud dock, we toasted Kelly privately at her celebration dinner at Calvin Klein’s estate (where I took this lovely photo with Bruce).
A fantastic close to the night was held at the SLS Hotel where Visionaire, Net-A-Porter, and Mr. Porter hosted an interactive art installation by Jonathan Horowitz titled “FREE STORE.” The concept of the night, “Bring stuff in you can’t use, take stuff away that you can” had attendees donate furniture items like table lamps, side tables, chairs, stools, and even more personal belongings of Michael Stipe and Riccardo Tisci. The free-for-all was just one part of a big celebration of art, style, and technology that also includes a digital “style challenge” during the event.