Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday season, we got a chance to explore fashion + art in the spirit of giving. alice + olivia Founder | Creative Director Stacey Bendet, and renowned artist David Choe have collaborated to create a capsule collection adorned with Choe’s distinctive and inspiring “A Woman and a Monkey” painting. We joined guests including Brendan Fallis, Nicky Hilton, Mia Moretti and Caitlin FitzGerald at the fun fest filled disco balls, neon, and a maze.
Depicting a woman with a monkey perched atop her colorful and abstract gown, the piece has become the global symbol of the brand’s “Kindness Project” – an effort to spread a message of love, kindness and positivity. The image appears on a shift dress, full skirt and intricately beaded ball gown as part of alice + olivia’s Spring 2014 collection.
Other guests joining Stacey Bendet and David Choe included Alana Zimmer, Athena Calderone, Becka Diamond, Brandee Brown, Carson Meyer, and Chloe Bridges to name just a few. Inspired by the spirit of Choe’s artwork, this collaboration is representative of the value of artistic collaboration and peaceful cohabitation. With the help of projects such as this, the Kindness Project will be an ongoing company commitment to spread this important message around the world. #kindnessproject. Yay to alice + olivia x David Choe launch of Kindness Project – brigitte segura.