Wolf Home held its first art show of WOLFHOME SIGNATURE COLLECTION benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Wolf Home, the customized home furnishing showroom designed to inspire, has always embraced the art world with exquisite textile designs, the most elaborate colors, plus a selection of top art and fashion books. This time, fabric and home décor expert Warren Wolf Kay took a step further to bring top international art to the store and make history in fashion world.
Kay premiered the first art show of the WOLFHOME SIGNATURE COLLECTION featuring the first exhibition by iconic fashion photographer Charles Tracy to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in memoriam of Ruby Tracy. The show, curated in a partnership of Kay and Supermodel/Actor and Public Relations pro Debbie Dickinson, included 65 plus art photographs, never-seen historic fashion images, and exclusive nudes gracefully captured in simply sheer chiffon by Charles Tracy’s lens.
Tracy, a former Vogue’s photographer, had never before exhibited his work. The exhibition also included never-seen 1973 images of the first invite-only French Couturier’s invitation of American designers, featuring Halston and Stephen Burrows’ fashion show at the Palais du Versailles in France. Tracy’s exploration of recent nudes, along with a collection of the photographer’s archival work over the years as a Vogue and Harper Bazaar fashion photographer were also on display.
For over 50 years, iconic fashion photographer Charles Tracy has worked with the best international designers of all-time including: Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Missoni, Halston, Stephen Burrows, Geoffrey Beene, Oscar de La Renta and Bill Blass; world-renowned supermodels — Christie Brinkley, Cindi Crawford, Naomi Cambell, Christy Turlington Burns, Patti Hanson, Debbie Dickinson and Pat Cleveland; celebrities including Liza Minelli, Cher, Michael Douglas; top magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Cosmopolitan, Italian Bazaar and French Vogue.
Mentored in the early years by Glamour’s photographer Sante Forlano, Tracy saw his career take a different direction when he met his life-time friend fashion designer Stephen Burrows. They became “instant friends” as Tracy would say it. From then on, Tracy became Burrows’ photographer and grew in the industry. He started shooting Burrows’ work in different occasions, and became part of a prominent up-and-coming circle in the fashion industry.
Through common friend Joel Schumacher, Tracy had the golden opportunity to shoot Burrows for a Vogue article and meet the then-editor Carrie Donovan. Upon the success of the photo shoot and amazed by the quality of his work, Donavan started publishing Tracy’s work monthly for Vogue. After numerous photo shoots with Donovan, Tracy rose to international fame working for all major fashion publications and advertisement. It was only a matter of time that Tracy was photographing the most prominent international designers, attending the most exclusive fashion events, and working for the top names in the industry.
Retiring after years of accomplishments, Tracy never put away the camera. He started dedicating his time to other photography projects such as the nudes with chiffon. After developing the chiffon concept over years of experimentation and spontaneous results that evolved during photo shoots, Tracy developed a whole series of images. These images are his gift to the art world as seen in the faeries, statues, Grecian modern styles and fantasy vantage point of Charles Tracy.
Warren Wolf Kay, originally from London, is poised to become the shining star of the retail home décor industry with his opulent retail showroom and latest window dressing. Warren creates some of the world’s most exquisite silks and textiles by exploring all possibilities of the multidimensional world of textiles.
Discovered by Margaret Russell, Elle Décor’s Editor-in-Chief at the time, now Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, it was only a matter of time that his fabric gained visibility all over the United States through the hands of the best interior designers. Michele Obama’s interior designer Michael Smith, Million Dollar Decorator’s Kathryn M. Ireland and Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and Martha Stewart are some of the top names in the industry that shop with Warren.
Kay is a true visionary and artist in the world of textile and home decor. Kay sees more than fabric and beauty; he translates energy into textiles. By building beautiful designs grounded in energy, Kay successfully uses his passion and vision to fill a home with joy and beauty.
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