several months ago i visited lyford cay in the bahamas. one of the highlights of the trip was meeting jackie and jean-charles de ravenel.
i had met rebecca de ravenel, their daughter, several months earlier in nyc through a mutual friend, since then rebecca has moved to la and started working with me…i call her my angel, because someone with her talent can only come from heaven.
prior to meeting mr. and mrs. de ravenel, i had seen their gorgeous home in departures magazine, i was completely smitten with it, might be because it’s almost entirely blue and white. jean-charles invited me over for a tour and of course i was in heaven- blue and white heaven!
the best part about the tour was getting to see jean-charles’ studio. jean-charles is an artist, and might i add the most dashing, charming and stylish man, he creates the most magnificent collages. each collage is a story board of his interests, either travel, history or art. his pieces are inspired by the 18th century trope l’oeil, yet feel fresh and modern at the same time. valentino and annette de la renta are collectors of his collages.
this week jean-charles, and his beautiful wife jackie are in l.a., because jean-charles is having an art exhibit of his collages tomorrow night at hollyhock, and of course they’re also here to see their wonderful daughter. soon as i found out they were coming to l.a. for the exhibit i immediately asked jean-charles to do me the honor of interviewing him for the latest installment of ‘MDS Interviews.’
i’m thrilled about his interview because i got to see first hand the magic and the beauty jean-charles creates with his collages that day i got to spend time with him in his studio in lyford. i found his life, his experiences, his world, his style and of course his collages so fascinating and beautiful- i know you all will too! enjoy!