Discover more from Tourist Trapp
TT Vol. 93
Venice Biennale 2022, Alexander Wang, Jonah Hill & WINDOW SHOPPING
Clockwise from Top.
After taking a short break, the Venice Biennale, the Oscars of art, returned to Italy. While it officially runs until November, it kicked off earlier this week with a pre-show for VIPs. Tilda Swinton looked great arriving at the airport with her white Chanel tote and oversized fit.
While technically from the Venice Film Festival, this is how we picture the Biennale going down - celebs, tuxedos, Rivas on the canals and (not pictured here) plenty of spritz’s:
The fashion world had a big presence this year, with Bottega staging a modern dance performance and Chanel’s Yana Peel, formerly the head of London’s Serpentine Gallery, awarding the Chanel Next Prize to Precious Okoyomon.
Vanity Fair’s Nate Freeman has a breathless recap that includes gossip on many of the bold faced names from the art world. He also has a lovely Harper’s style by the number run down if anyone is curious how much a bottle of Dom Pérignon on the terrace of the Gritti Palace would cost you this week.1
We talk more about the Biennale and Tobey Maguire’s net worth on this week’s podcast.
The former It-Designer has been battling allegations of sexual misconduct for years, and yet his business quietly carried on. He had his first runway show since 2019 in Los Angeles last week. It was as if nothing had happened: lots of the same party-wear that has been a staple since he launched the line in the early 2000’s.
And yet, while the clothes remained the same, there was a palpable vibe-shift. Wang is now emphasizing his Chinese American heritage, as well as his immigrant roots. The show spotlighted LA’s Chinatown, and the brand sees China, where sexual misconduct allegations had less impact, as a huge growth market.
Perhaps the biggest change was: There was no after party, a big departure for someone who used to throw absolutely LEGENDARY post show ragers.
Jonah Hill had such a good week on Instagram that Vogue had to comment on it. He snapped a photo in a cashmere matching set from The Row, which could be partially yours for a cool $2150 (for just the cashmere shirt). The pants, incidentally, called “The Jonah”, are sold out.2
The “luxury bizarro” movement is still in its early days but Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan are surely charter members: think of the small cadre of celebrities who are able to pull off a weird or surreal designer look.
And, a vintage Brearley sweatshirt 😍
Chris & Raquel
To receive Tourist Trapp’s thoughts in your inbox once a week—become a subscriber today:
If you would like to post a comment, click “Leave a comment” below:
If you’d like to share this piece as a web page, click the button below:
Our newsletter is supported by our readers. We sometimes earn a small commission from purchases made through our affiliate links.
A bottle of Dom Pérignon on the terrace of the Gritti Palace: 750 euros
A last-minute booking of the Royal Suite at the Bauer Hotel for one night at the peak of the Biennale: 8,000 euros
A palazzo on the Grand Canal, restored in 2016: $12 million
A palazzo purchased by Nicolas Berggruen last year, with a sculpture by Sterling Ruby currently installed on its side: Undisclosed
Belita, the yacht owned by billionaire John Coustas, parked on the water by the Arsenale: a reported $20 million
The MOSE system, which will hopefully be able to save Venice from sinking due to global warming: $8 billion
Reported net worth of François Pinault, owner of the Kering fashion empire and founder of two private museums in Venice: $38.6 billion
All the snacks that come with each spritz that you order as soon as it’s aperitivotime: Free—and priceless