>> Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld is working hard to make a name as a "curator" or "art tailor," as he reportedly prefers to be called — he's formed a company, Feedback Ltd., is renting an office in Manhattan's artcentric Chelsea neighborhood, and is hiring an assistant. All three of his art shows have gone down in New York City — two of them coinciding with Fashion Week — and next up, he plans to work again with artist Richard Hambleton for an exhibition in Milan, followed by another show with an as yet unnamed artist in New York, reports The New York Observer.
Despite growing up amongst the fashion world, which is, needless to say, enamored with the idea of exclusivity, Restoin-Roitfeld doesn't seem so taken by the concept when it comes to his approach:
“I was going to different exhibitions and it always had this feeling of a closed circle, and it was something very hard to enter for many. So I thought if I just did it in a different way, I could capture the interest of a different crowd of people. I just decided to rent very large spaces and invite a huge crowd of people and present art that I believe to be amazing and just make it more fun and open-minded.”
His ultimate aspiration and even a bit on Giovanna Battaglia »
Eventually, Vladimir would like to open his own gallery space. “But it’s not something I would jump into, because I still have a lot to learn and a lot to prove.” As for his dating life, it seems that after Mariacarla Boscono and Lily Donaldson, he's more comfortable keeping it out of the spotlight — although he didn't name current girlfriend Giovanna Battaglia, he told The Observer he's "moved on to someone more obscure."