The AF’s annual headline event and trans-disciplinary dialogue will in 2013 present New York-based architect Peter Marino in conversation with fashion designer Marc Jacobs. Taking place at Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium the conversation, which will be chaired by Penny Martin, editor in chief, The Gentlewoman, will explore the territories of fashion and architecture and the space in which these two art forms interlink.
Peter Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, an internationally acclaimed architecture, planning and design firm founded in 1978 and basedin New York City. Marino's design contributions are most well-known inthe area of retail architecture where he has broken the distinctions betweencommerce and art and helped redefine modern luxury worldwide. Amongst hisclients are some of the most iconic names in the fashion and art worlds, including Louis Vuitton, where the fashion designer Marc Jacobs was creative director from 1997 - 2013. Within ten years of his appointment at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs had quadrupled the company's profits, turning what was solely a luggage firm into a global fashion powerhouse. Collaborations with the likes of Steven Sprouse, Julie Verhoeven, Takashi Murakami, and Richard Prince created highly coveted cult pieces.
The pair, who have been in frequent collaboration since Jacobs ascended to the role of Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, will discuss style, desire, design and the architecture of experience and identity in a far-reaching and rare public dialogue exploring their work and ideas.
The AF is delighted to be welcoming Peter Marino and Marc Jacobs to the stage for 2013, providing a unique opportunity for the public to engage in a lively conversation across borders, offering a wide-ranging discussion of architecture and its relationship to the wider world.