The Story Behind the Collection
The crazy rich characters of China Rich Girlfriend sure know how to spend their filthy lucre. Astrid Leong has a pair of Wartski emerald earrings the size of walnuts. Kitty Pong has diamond leashes for her Borzois. Carlton Bao has an apartment with a car elevator for his McLaren F1. If you had all the money in the world, what would you buy? In this exclusive online exhibition, Kevin Kwan has worked with some of the world's top designers, resorts, and artisans to curate a collection of objects and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that the characters in his celebrated novels might covet. A black pearl spa treatment? A submarine of one's own? A custom-made alligator skin shoe? Why not? Whether you're a crazy-rich Asian, a China-rich girlfriend, or just really deserving of the best life has to offer, you may find yourself tempted by the Crazy Rich Collection...
When the Vanderbilt family"once the wealthiest clan in the world"held their family reunion at The Breakers, their legendary Newport mansion, Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte was chosen to document the occasion. When acclaimed artist Rachel Feinstein needed to create fantastical images of goddesses wearing the latest couture for Harper's Bazaar, she called on Alexis. It's no wonder Kitty Pong, the ex-soap opera star/social-climbing schemer who swapped a millionaire's son for a billionaire's faster than she changed her bust size (see China Rich Girlfriend), would covet a private session with the celebrated Cuban-born photographer, whose work hangs in the Smithsonian and the Victoria & Albert museum and has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue Paris, Town & Country, Esquire, and too many others to mention.
Imagine being able to commission a portrait from the same photographer who has created iconic images of Madonna, Jeff Koons, Andy Garcia, Gianni Versace, and Gloria Estefan. In this exclusive arrangement with the Crazy Rich Collection, Alexis, working with celebrated fashion stylist and longtime collaborator Tico Torres, will create a one-of-a-kind photographic masterpiece just for you. They will first jet out to any location on the planet to meet with you, and after an initial consultation, they will assemble a fabulous team of acclaimed hairdressers, makeup artists, and set designers to create your ultimate fantasy photo shoot. Perhaps you'd like to experience a fashion shoot worthy of the pages of Vogue, be transformed into Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, or have your entire family pose for a grand formal portrait. Your fantasy will be transformed into a visual reality.
After the photo session, Alexis and Tico will customize a presentation that best complements your lifestyle and decor"whether it is creating mural-sized photographs printed on 24-carat gold foil, special archival prints bound in a custom-designed handmade album, or a set of opulently framed portraits suitable for hanging in Buckingham Palace. And you will take your place in photographic history, having been immortalized by Rodriguez-Duarte's lens. After all, if it's good enough for the Vanderbilts, it should be good enough for you.
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