Donald Drawbertson x Carine Roitfeld: A Collaboration

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday evening at the C U R V E Gallery on Bond Street, fashion icon Carine Roitfeld and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’s head of Creative Development Donald “Drawbertson,” a.k.a Donald Robertson, collaboratively launched an installation exhibit called ‘Donald by the Yard.’

The exhibit featured hundreds of fashion-inspired sketches and paintings by Robertson displayed on a giant roll of paper and that were cut by the yard—hence, Donald by the Yard—and sold to the highest bidder.

‘Donald by the Yard’ was coined ‘a truly unique fashion and art culture concept event.’ It’s no wonder since his drawings, doodles and collages are amazing and colorful and gracing the homes of New York tastemakers such as president of Estée Lauder Companies John Demsey.

Robertson is an admirable character. Not only has he been satisfying customers and fans  with his whimsical artwork for years, but he was one of three founders of MAC Cosmetics, where he launched VivaGlam, and raised over $260 million for the fight against AIDS.

People are deeming him Instagram’s Andy Warhol. Rightfully so, with his creative genius and his transition from illustrator to art.

Many people have become fans of Robertson’s work and that was apparent during he and Roitfeld’s launch yesterday evening. Guests there to support him included C U R V E gallery owner Nevena Borissova, Bobbi Brown, Athena Calderone, Brian Atwood and Jennifer Fisher.

His work evokes happiness and gratification. It possesses humor with a playful spin and it’s acceptable for households with any ages. We suggest AVENUE insiders start shopping now!


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