"If there's one thing I have in common with Andy Warhol, it's that I also have a studio full of young, supertalented assistants. He called his ‘superstars,' and later at Interview, ‘the kids.' I call mine ‘the kids,' too. They've got a perspective that's 25 years younger than me, so lots of strange ideas and the bravery to do anything, including posing naked on Leroy Street against the backdrop of our studio doodles while wearing this fall's heels, drawing crowds and stopping traffic." —Rob Pruitt
SHOES (FROM TOP): CHRISTOPHER KANE, REED KRAKOFF, MARNI, AND VALENTINO.
HARPER’S BAZAAR, APRIL 1956.
HARPER'S BAZAAR, AUGUST 1954. HARPER'S BAZAAR, AUGUST 1955. ALL PHOTOS: © 2014 THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC./ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY, NEW YORK.
SHOES (FROM LEFT): VALENTINO, MARNI, AND REED KRAKOFF. PHOTOS: DANIEL OH. MODELS: RAINA HAMNER, ALIYANA GEWIRTZMAN, AND EAMON MONAGHAN.
SHOES (FROM LEFT): LANVIN, CHRISTOPHER KANE, AND MARNI.
"Inspired by Warhol's Campbell's soup cans installation at MoMA, I thought I would do each bottle on its own canvas in a grid. I love the populism and cultural relatability of Warhol and postmodernism as well as warmth, painterliness, and transcendent qualities of the modernists and the old masters. To get the essence scent, I sprayed some on the canvas and on myself. Each was unique, so unlike sameness of the soup cans. I hope that's symbolic of our wold now., where we can celebrate our individuality as much as we can acknowledge how much we are alike in a corporate-commodity structure." —Keith Mayerson
KEITH MAYERSON’S GENIE’S BOTTLES, 12 PAINTINGS, OIL ON CANVAS, EACH 4 x 4". PHOTO: TOM POWEL IMAGING. Top Row, FROM LEFT: DAISY DREAMS BY MARC JACOBS, B. BALENCIAGA BY BALENCIAGA, VELVET ORCHID BY TOM FORD, AND SÍ BY GIORGIO ARMANI. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT: DAHLIA DIVIN BY GIVENCHY, EXTATIC BY BALMAIN, KNOT BY BOTTEGA VENETA, AND STELLA BY STELLA McCARTNEY. BOTTOM ROW, FROM LEFT: MY BURBERRY BY BURBERRY, MODERN MUSE CHIC BY ESTÉE LAUDER, COCO NOIR BY CHANEL, AND FOREVER VERA BY VERA WANG.
"I love Andy Warhol."—Karen Kilmnik
NECKLACE: BVLGARI. RINGS: PIAGET, BOUCHERON, AND CARTIER. ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY: BICKWINKEL/ALAMY. ARTWORK: © KAREN KILIMNIK AND 303 GALLERY, NEW YORK.
"The spirit of Warhol's factory was a big influence on this shoot. I think there's a real resurgence of communal creation between young New York artists today. For this shoot, I used my peers—each bringing their own unique style and creativity. They inspire me and I inspire them." —Petra Collins
GLOVES: DOLCE & GABBANA, ROCHAS, CHANEL, VALENTINO, DIOR, FENDI, AND BALENCIAGA. HANDBAGS: DOLCE & GABBANA, ROCHAS, CHANEL, VALENTINO, DIOR BALENCIAGA. PHOTOS: PETRA COLLINS. MODELS: CARLOTTA KOHL, MIKE BAILEY GATES, INDIA MENUEZ, CLAIRE CHRISTERSON, DIANA VERA, AND BARBARA FERREIRA.