We’ve been crushing on artist, videographer, and fashion darling Jeremy Kost for a while. Who didn’t love his little behind the scenes vignettes he shot at Fashion Week for New York Magazine? Sure, we interviewed him for our secret-travel-item section on our Culture Site and he’s co-hosting Susanne Bartsch’s Tuesday party at Le Bain one night a month but we couldn’t let the love stop there.
We’re happy to report that Jeremy will be descending upon our West Coast properties this month with an art installation in The Box at The Standard Hollywood as well as the digital videos on display on The Standard Projection: 24/7. His work will also be featured in our in-room TV channel at bothThe Standard, Hollywood and The Standard, Downtown LA hotels. We’re super excited and we thought what better way to celebrate this marriage made in heaven than a fantastic party?
June 7th, the pre-party begins with a 6pm literary gathering at BookMarc, the Marc Jacobs bookstore, where Jeremy will be signing copies of his new monograph, “It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn”.
(Cover art for It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn by Jeremy Kost)
The festivities really get rolling at 8pm at The Standard, Hollywood where we’ll be unveiling Jeremy’s large collage for The Box, entitled “Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Hollywood Style)”, a multifaceted elaborate hallucinatory look at a street that has haunted him for years. Jeremy’s three digital video projections will also be on rotation. The films examine gender as an element of character transformation.
Rainblo takes an in-depth look at a metamorphosis into drag, In Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Ericka-Toure Aviance cuts a path through Harlem as onlookers marvel, and in What You Need is the Limo, a ‘celebrity’ exits an SUV flanked by security leaving tourists to ask one another who she is. On top of all this fabulousness, the party, hosted by Lenora Claire, Luke Nero (Mr. Black) and Darryl Gibson, will feature glittering performances by Edward Vigletti, Detox Icunt, Giltzglam, and Disco Dolly. See you Tuesday!
(Fashion Week video interview by Jeremy Kost)