Thursday, January 03, 2013

Kiehl's with Kenny Scharf

Limited edition: 1. Doireann Garrihy and Aoibhinn Garrihy; 2. Kristina Luykx; 3. Alison Canavan and Margaret Canavan. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Happy new year everyone!   

Let’s kick start 2013 with a very special launch hosted by an iconic beauty brand to benefit a most worthy cause.  Friends of Kiehl’s and Temple Street University Children’s Hospital came together for a special evening hosted by Kiehl’s marking a special collaboration with iconic Pop Surrealist, Kenny Scharf. 

Best known for his paintings, performances and installations that incorporate pop and comic imagery in evocative and nuanced reconfigurations, the legendary Scharf was invited to design its annual Crème de Corps Holiday Collection, which set to raise $200,000 for children’s causes around the world.

Guests, including stars of Irish television, art, fashion and the media world, mingled at a champagne reception held at the Kiehl’s boutique on Wicklow Street. TV presenter Darren Kennedy spoke about his online fashion series on  He’s also recently been appointed Creative Director of the LA College of Creative Arts.

TV3 news reporter Dyane Connor spoke about her nuptials taking place in Italy later this year and confirmed quietly that Cathy de Stafford will be designing her gown. RTE weather sweethearts Nuala Carey and Audrey McGrath joined socialite Avila Lipsett, whilst man about town Norman Pratt took the opportunity to stock up on Kiehl’s popular men’s range Facial Fuel.

Scharf’s newest, unconventional medium is Kiehl’s 4th annual limited edition Creme de Corps Holiday Collection featuring his vibrant work Globo Mundo.  Customised for Kiehl’s, Scharf describes Globo Mundo as “representing the whole world or globe; this application of my art was inspired by Kiehl’s, its patrons and their work in communities around the world.”