The French Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Verne revolutionized how the museum engaged with its city. Verne, a veteran curator with experience in both Europe and the US, is the former director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York. In 2014 he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor—the highest French order for civil merit.
An American entrepreneur, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, author, and now DJ; Hilton revolutionized the definition of celebrity with her hit reality TV show, The Simple Life, and now has become a fixture on the international club scene with various high-profile DJing residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas.
French-American fashion blogger, critic, and filmmaker, Pernet is credited with pioneering the advent of fashion blogging as well the creation of the fashion film genre as we know it. In 2008 she founded the film festival A Shaded View On Fashion Film, which internationally showcases short films with themes pertaining to fashion, art, and beauty.
Having arrived in the Bronx from Morocco aged 13, and speaking only French and Arabic, Montana built his own ladder via his rap documentary series “Cocaine City,” creating a revolutionary way for artists to raise their profile. His second studio album, MC4, drops October 14, and features collaborations with Kanye West, Nas, and Drake.
Phillip Verne and Diane Pernet Illustrations by Fahren Feingold
Paris Hilton and French Montana Illustrations by Connie Lim