Persol's Magnificent Obsessions Exhibit Draws Zoe Saldana and Dianna Agron


Photos: Getty Images

From left: Zoe Saldana; Dianna Agron, Abbie Cornish, and Jaime King.

Last night, an eclectic crowd of dedicated style and art devotees trucked to Astoria—although it's actually not as far as every Manhattanite likes to think—for a party celebrating Persol's new Magnificent Obsessions exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Persol knows how to draw the stars, with Zoe Saldana (stunning in Louis Vuitton separates), Dianna Agron, Abbie Cornish, and Jaime King (in Peter Pilotto) all making appearances throughout the night to peruse the new exhibit and enjoy a night of cocktails and music.

Honorees of the night, costume designer Arianne Philips (she designed for W.E.) and Director Todd Haynes (director of Far From Heaven) also made appearances at the exhibit launch party.

Hosted by the Italian sunglass company in the open space of the MOMI, the exhibition, entitled '30 Stories Of Craftsmanship In Film' features some of cinemas most iconic and compelling on-screen moments.

Exhibit curator Michael Connor said in a statement, "The indulgence of obsession in pursuit of the extraordinary is something Persol itself lives by.  At the Persol workshop in Lauriano, Italy, it takes a minimum of 30 steps to create a pair of Persol glasses and at least 15 specialist craftsmen."

Photos courtesy of Persol

Drawing by Todd Haynes during Far from Heaven production | “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor” for W.E.

David Schwartz, chief curator of the MOMI, said in a release, "What unifies the amazing group of film artists in this exhibition is the way in which they use their craft to magnify, to enhance reality and imagination and to create heightened experience." Some of the featured films include Douglass Trumbull, Amélie, Far From Heaven, The Last Emperor, Million Dollar Baby, North By Northwest, One From The Heart, Pollock, and W.E.

Certainly worth the trek, the exhibit is on display at the MOMI through August 19th.