Dover Street Market Holds An Open House During Fashion and Art Week Featuring JK5, Willy Vanderperre and More

At DSMNY’s Fashion Week Open House on Thursday, the store introduced some amazing installations: a ground floor installation designed by exciting new Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele introduces Gucci’s Cruise 2016 collection, longtime Raf Simons collaborator and photographer Willy Vanderperre was hanging out signing copies of his new IDEA book ‘636,’ London heritage label Labour and Wait launched its first US shop within the walls of DSMNY, designer Jeanne Signoles was in store celebrating the US launch of her luxe-meets-function bag brand L/Uniform, and John Galliano’s first collection for Maison Margiela was commemorated with a visual installation calling back to Martin Margiela’s famous experiments with paint. All of these installations and appearances were fantastic; Rei Kawakubo accepts no less. But it was particularly heart-warming to see one of my favorite artists (and full disclosure, good friend) JK5, aka Joseph Ari Aloi, giving birth to his installation on DSMNY’s 5th floor. Read the full review here. photographs by Tenlie Mourning