JEAN-CHARLES DE RAVENEL CONTINUED

last night jean-charles de ravenel had his art exhibit of his chic collages in L.A. at hollyhock– what an amazing evening!!!

i’m completely obsessed with jean-charles’ collages, especially with the idea that you can commission him to create one just for you or for someone special as a gift, after all the season of giving is right around the corner….

i’m so thrilled and honored to have my ‘mds interviews’ with jean-charles coinciding with his exhibit. another thing coinciding with all this is is a ‘spotlight’ feature in the new december issue of vanity fair, see here– now that’s really amazing!

here is part two of my interview with the dashing, talented and handsome jean-charles de ravenel. i got to ask him about all of his favorite things…looks like we love the same color and more importantly, the same shoes. enjoy!

MDS- Currently, what is your favorite what is your favorite Color?

JC- Blue, any blue, but more than anything the different shades of blue of the Bahamian sea and of the Bahamian sky, at any time of the day.

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MDS- What is your favorite Flower?

JC- Peonies, as in these two latest collages for which I used as central elements, original prints from the early 18th Century by German Naturalist and Artist Johann Weinmann.

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MDS- What is your favorite Book?

JC- Leon Tolstoy’s  “ War and Peace “

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MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant?

JC- Wilton’s on Jermyn Street, London

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MDS- What is your favorite Accessory?

JC- A basket full of antique coins bought while travelling. Each one reminding of a happy moment spent with my wife Jackie. I keep them in a basket on my worktable and use them for keeping in place the elements of collages in the making.

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MDS- What is your favorite gift to give or to receive?

JC- To give and give again, my grandfather’s book “ Legendary Parties – 1922–1972 “

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To receive, “ Eau de Toilette, Vetiver de Guerlain “

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MDS- Who is your favorite Artist?

JC- Raphaël and his portrait of Balthazar Castiglione at the Louvre.

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MDS- What is your favorite Indulgence?

JC- The second Dry Martini…

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MDS- What is your favorite Store?

JC- Belgian Shoes on 55th Street, New York

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MDS- What is your favorite Vacation spot?

JC- Having travelled around the world, I have now become an armchair traveller, taking faraway trips while in my Lyford Cay studio overlooking the bay, revisiting Greece and Italy on my own personal “ Grand Tour “.

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