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  • Opening Ceremony x Spike Jonze exhibition at Cheim & Read gallery, New York

  • Opening Ceremony x Spike Jonze exhibition at Cheim & Read gallery, New York

  • Opening Ceremony x Spike Jonze exhibition at Cheim & Read gallery, New York


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Opening Ceremony collaborates with Spike Jonze for fall 2015

Paying homage to their long time collaborator, celebrated director and photographer Spike Jonze, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony revealed some days ago during New York Fashion Week their latest fall 2015 collection that was accompanied by an amazing exhibition at the Cheim & Read gallery in Chelsea, dedicated entirely to Jonze’s photographic work. Titled “Please Use Your Best Judgment”, the exhibition included 240 archive prints, some of them never before seen, spanning from 1995 to 2005 and featuring the best of the best of the 90’s heyday: backstage photos of Sonic Youth, snapshots of iconic skaters and BMX bikers, behind the scenes photos of Björk’s “It’s oh so quiet” video and photographic collages of his favorite artists, including Chloë Sevigny, Drew Barrymore, Sofia Coppola, Beck, Keanu Reeves and Meryl Streep.

Taking it a step further, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon translated some of Jonze’s collages into arty, all-over printed skirts, jackets and shirts. A series of Kodak T-shirts was also a playful allusion to Jonze’s work. The one night only exhibition’s soundtrack featured songs taken out from music videos that were notably directed by Jonze, including the legendary “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys, “Praise You” by Fat Boy Slim, “Shady Lane” by Pavement, “Island in the Sun” by Weezer and “Drop” by The Pharcyde. “We have a very close relationship with Spike. We’ve collaborated in the past and this was just our way of continuing that — his work is very inspiring to us and you can see it on the clothes,” explained Carol Lim. It was an amazing event that brought together art and fashion in the best way and attracted many notable guests, including Mark Gonzales, Mat Hoffman, YG, Rosario Dawson, Jhené Aiko, Santigold, Eva Chen, ILoveMakonnen, Vashtie, Zendaya, William Strobeck, Susie Bubble, Alex Olson and Tim Barber.