Tentacles and style galore at the MCA opening of the Murakami exhibit | Bleader

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tentacles and style galore at the MCA opening of the Murakami exhibit

Posted By on 06.07.17 at 09:50 AM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

click to enlarge Takashi Murakami - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • Takashi Murakami

Chicago’s art-world elites descended on the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 3 for the annual ArtEdge Gala, this year celebrating the MCA’s 50th anniversary and the Takashi Murakami retrospective “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg,” which opened to the public yesterday. In addition to the typical gowns and suits, a number of attendees customized their outfits to match the Japanese artist’s cute and sinister psychedelic motifs. Murakami himself (pictured above) arrived sporting an appropriately flamboyant cephalopod-inspired ensemble. The soiree had no shortage of eye candy, including large light fixtures designed by the artist for the occasion, blue drinks decorated with dragon-fruit garnishes, and a performance by Janelle Monáe. 

See more of the event's glamorous guests below.
click to enlarge dscf1857.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1862.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1899.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1913.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1932.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1956.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1984.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1945.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1955.jpg

click to enlarge dscf1993.jpg

click to enlarge dscf2089.jpg

click to enlarge dscf2023.jpg

click to enlarge dscf2029.jpg

click to enlarge dscf2008.jpg

click to enlarge dscf2018.jpg

click to enlarge dscf2098.jpg

click to enlarge dscf2096.jpg

"Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" Through 9/24, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, 312-280-2660, mcachicago.org.

Tags: , , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Isa Giallorenzo

  • Bronzeville's best

    Bronzeville's best

    This longtime boutique has garments—and bling—for every walk of life.
    • Oct 24, 2019
  • Purple haze

    Purple haze

    Thrifting is key to this fashionista's gamine look.
    • Sep 4, 2019
  • The maximalist

    The maximalist

    "The more color the better" says artist/Google user experience designer Adrianne Hawthorne.
    • Aug 14, 2019
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Spamalot Mercury Theater Chicago
August 30
Galleries & Museums
The Chicago Sound Show Smart Museum of Art
September 27

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories