Mrs. Waldorf Astor Umbrella
Designer: Kehinde Wiley Studio
Dimensions: 48" arc canopy
Materials: Hardwood handle, 100% polyester
Our limited edition Mrs. Waldorf umbrella 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 artists-in-residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.