Supermodel charms at exhibition opening

Cindy Crawford with Pierre Casiraghi, his wife Beatrice Borromeo and photographer Marco Glaviano at the Monaco Modern Art Gallery Monday night.
Cindy Crawford with Pierre Casiraghi, his wife Beatrice Borromeo and photographer Marco Glaviano at the Monaco Modern Art Gallery Monday night.

Celebrated fashion and jazz photographer Marco Glaviano launched his exhibition and book “Glaviano 50” with Cindy Crawford Monday evening at the Monaco Modern Art Gallery.

A decked-out crowd, which included Pierre Casiraghi, son of HSH Princess Caroline, and his stunning wife Beatrice Borromeo, sipped champagne outside the gallery between the parked Lamborghinis and the black and white shots of Cindy Crawford that adorned the window fronts.

Ms Crawford, divine in a spectacular bronze sequinned dress (“I didn’t realise how warm it was here”), was incredibly gracious with her time, posing with an endless queue of attendees wanting a selfie with one of the world’s most beautiful women. She even indulged the Editor of Monaco Life, a Canadian, in a conversation about the Muskokas in Ontario, where the supermodel owns a cottage and vacations with her family every summer.

The 50-year retrospective of Mr Glaviano, who worked with the late John Casablancas and Patrick Demarchelier to jumpstart the careers of models like Cindy Crawford, runs until October 2 before heading to St Barth in January 2017, and includes 25 black and white images and two collectors portfolio each with a set of 12 images, the Cindy Kiss photographs on paper with diamond dust crystal (€15,000) and The Supermodels (€20,000).

The Italian artists is celebrating this landmark in his career with “Glaviano 50”, a 30 x40 cm collector’s book art edition covering 5 decades of his career, said to be his final. The 362-page clothbound limited edition book, which includes never before seen photographs, has been printed with four different covers, each with only 50 numbered copies published, and priced at €3,000.

The opening was organised by Nathalie Clifford of Space SBH. Monaco Modern Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6:30 pm.

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