Croc for a Cause
Will Cotton x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Chris Benz
Each year Two x Two, a noted Dallas, Texas-based organization holds their annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art benefit gala and art auction. This year, thanks to a partnership with accessories designer Nancy Gonzalez, fashion is playing more significant a role than ever. Together, the two have commissioned ten of today’s leading contemporary artists to custom design a one-of-a-kind signature Nancy Gonzalez Leaf Tote bag to be sold at auction on October 20th. Matte white crocodile was used as the skin for each tote and in turn the artist’s canvas. Whether it is Kaws’ simple black slashes or Jenny Holzer’s embossed white leather lining, each work is entirely in keeping with the individual artist’s style while still maintaining the integrity of the esteemed Nancy Gonzalez brand.
This partnership gives collectors and fashion lovers alike the perfect excuse to purchase a new piece of contemporary art as well as a Nancy Gonzalez crocodile tote; not to mention it is for an amazing cause. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will be benefiting TWO x TWO for amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art.
While I hope the future owners of each priceless piece will never burden them with the contents of one’s handbag, I couldn’t help but peruse the latest SS13 collections to find the perfect accompanying looks for each piece (see above and below). Be prepared to to spot Shala Monroque or Dasha Zhukova sporting one of these bad boys around Art Basel in December.
Jim Hodges x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Preen
Jenny Holzer x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Eudon Choi
Kaws x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Calvin Klein
Dr.Lakra x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Holly Fulton
Josephine Meckseper x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 BCBG Max Azria
Richard Phillips x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Marc Jacobs
Raquib Shaw x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Altuzarra
Mickalene Thomas x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Derek Lam
Lawrence Weiner x Nancy Gonzalez – SS13 Alexandre Herchovitc