Episode 1: Jeffrey Deitch Wears Kenny Scharf: Art, Fashion and Beverly Hills

        When Frieze Week in Beverly Hills was unveiled next to the Beverly Hilton, collectors and dealers turned out in high style for the VIP opening, confirming what many already knew: art, fashion and entertainment converge in Beverly Hills. 

        “Beverly Hills is where the art world meets,” says Jeffrey Deitch, art dealer and curator, referencing the collectors and cognoscenti who mingle in the city’s galleries and restaurants.

        On this episode of Rodeo Drive: The Podcast, host Pari Ehsan and field correspondent Jason E.C. Wright explore how art and fashion intersect in the city of Beverly Hills and on Rodeo Drive itself, from public artworks on the street like Robert Graham’s sculpture Torso to creative collaborations between couture houses and artists.

        Ehsan sits down with Deitch to discuss what makes the city a magnet for art enthusiasts, and what makes for successful art and fashion collaborations. “We’ve seen some artist-fashion collaborations that are dead on arrival. But then we’ve seen others that are just fantastic and inspiring. So some people saw me and my team at the opening of Frieze…all wearing a Kenny Scharf–Dior Men’s collaboration..that’s a very good example of an excellent collaboration.”

        Wright takes in the scene on Rodeo Drive with Kathy Gohari, President of Rodeo Drive Committee. “I see tourists coming early in the morning before the stores are even open and they’re hugging the Torso and taking pictures.…they’re not just coming to look at the buildings and the beautiful restaurants and the clothes, but it’s the whole environment.”

        Season Three of Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills, The Hayman Family, Two Rodeo Drive, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, and MCM.

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        Season Three Credits:

        Executive Producer: Lyn Winter
        Host: Pari Ehsan
        Field Correspondent: Jason E.C. Wright
        Scriptwriter and Editorial Advisor: Frances Anderton
        Editor and Videographer: Hans Fjellestad
        Theme music by Brian Banks
        Production Assistant: Grace Fuh