Persol Continues Its ‘Magnificent Obsessions’

NEW YORK—Persol unveiled the second of three installments in its “PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 Stories of Craftsmanship in Film” exhibition series at The Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

At the event here earlier last month, guests and VIPs spent the first part of the evening touring the exhibition and watching the lively Le Conversazioni panel discussion featuring actor John Turturro and Antonio Monda. Among the many celebrities and VIPs on hand to mingle with guests were costume designer Arianne Phillips, actress Patricia Clarkson, and director Todd Haynes along with actors Dianna Agron, Zoe Saldana, Abbie Cornish, Terry Richardson, Jaime King, John Turturro and designer Rebecca Minkoff.

Persol Magnificent Obsessions also pays homage to the brand’s connection to film by presenting the first 10 of 30 stories in obsessive craftsmanship within filmmaking. The exhibition, curated by Michael Connor, is open to the public through Aug. 19.

 Magnificent Obsessions links the art of the cinema to the art of crafting Persol.
 (L to R) enjoying a moment at the exhibit are Luxottica’s Milena Cavicchioli, VP marketing; Antonio Miyakawa, head of marketing, style and product; and Corinne Abruzzi, Persol brand manager.
 (L to R) Michael Connor, curator of the exhibition; Todd Haynes, film director, whose “Far From Heaven” was featured; costume designer Arianne Phillips; and actress Patricia Clarkson.