To survive the streets of New York City, Warhol started to design ads for the legendary I. Miller, shoe establishment, that would appear in the New York Times and the Herald Tribune. A decade before the Pop-art existed, Warhol was already advanced in his work He took his shoe illustrations so seriously that he submitted in 1956 one of them as a gift to the Museum of Modern Art, unfortunately it was rejected. And so there it all began the fascination for shoes.
Therefore the look of the bottle; truly Warholian shoe designs that was created 50 years ahead of their time. The scent is composed with floral woody chypre (chypre meaning fresh citrus top notes and a lingering forest-like base) with highly coveted contemporary gourmand notes—a brew of peony, orris, patchouli, sandalwood, cardamom, fennel, almonds, cumin, and even crème brulee. A seductive and intoxicating autumn-winter fragrance, Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue is the perfume equivalent of that rarity.
The Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue is available in 2 different sizes
50 ml - $135 and 100 ml - $195
at Bond No. 9’s four New York City boutiques, http://www.bondno9.com/ and at Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide.
Launch date: September 2008
For the holiday season, Limited-edition flacons will feature Robert Lee Morris sterling silver shoe pendants of Warhol’s shoe designs, on a sterling silver chain available for $575
Launch date: September 2008.