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Monday, September 24, 2012

Chanel Fashion Week with Peter Marino: Leather & Fame

 "Motorcycle garb is the way I looked to Warhol. Then came the Armani suits. Andy said: “Look at you! What did you do?” I said: “I’ve had Giorgio Armani as a client for eight years, and I got a great number of gorgeous free suits. Hello!” After I finished with Armani, I said: “I’ve got to get rid of my duds. I’m just going back to my motorcycle clothes.” - Peter Marino

The worlds top architect/ Interior designer is now no longer afraid to show his true colors.  His latest look embraces a Village People style Harley Policeman look more appropriate to Providencetown,  Rhode Island - than the Flagship stores of Zegna, Chanel, and Fendi.  Perhaps when you are the best you can create your own brand - without any regard to how you are perceived.  Peter has since designed major homes for the worlds royal families as well as showrooms for top super luxe brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Zegna, and Armani.  He is currently the all time Guru when it comes to pushing product and selling a brand. - Ecomanta

"In the past twelve months, Marino has been far more awake than anything else. In addition to the enormous Vuitton openings, there have been new boutiques for Chanel, Céline, and Zegna, among others. And then there is the work he does on the private homes of Bernard Arnault, various members of a Middle Eastern royal family, and other members of the international superrich, like the English jeweler Laurence Graff, who has hired Marino to design a whole new kind of chalet on a hillside near Gstaad. He’s just signed with the Shinsegae corporation, which means both commercial and residential projects for the majority shareholding family. Marino’s firm, which has a staff of 150, completed 100 projects in 2011. None had budgets under $5 million, and only ten had budgets under $10 million. It can feel, at times, like Marino designs everything. Or, as he puts it, 'I fucking do everything!' "

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