Mrs. Waldorf Astor Towel
Designer: Kehinde Wiley Studio
Dimensions: 32 x 72"
Materials: 50% Turkish cotton / 50% polyester
This lightweight, limited edition beach towel features Kehinde Wiley’s 2012 painting Mrs. Waldorf Astor, reimagined from John Singer Sargent’s 1908 painting of the same title. In collaboration with Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy at the time, Wiley’s model is enrobed in a custom-made white dress. A nearly identical composition to its 20th century counterpart, the background is flattened with plant tendrils, entwining around the models body and into the foreground.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artist in residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.