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Tommy Hilfiger to sponsor the Serpentine Summer Party

Jun 6, 2016

This year’ Serpentine Summer Party, a highlight of London’s annual social calendar, will be sponsored by American lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger.

Bjarke Ingels was commissioned to design this year’s annual Serpentine Pavilion - Serpentine Galleries

The event, taking place at the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens on July 6, 2016, will be co-hosted by Mr. Tommy Hilfiger himself, alongside actress Salma Hayek, former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg and Serpentine Director of Summer Programmes, Julia Peyton-Jones and Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist.

The Serpentine Summer Party is hosted each year by the Serpentine Gallery, one of London’s most popular art venues, to kick off the summer season.

Past guests have included celebrities and models such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Pharrell Williams, and as well as distinguished names from the art and fashion worlds including Zandra Rhodes, Tracey Emin and David Bailey.

“Art has been one of my greatest sources of inspiration since the beginning of my career,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Co-hosting this year’s Serpentine Summer Party is a fantastic opportunity to support the artistic community, and celebrate some of art, design and architecture’s most incredible talent. From painting and photography to sculpture, architecture, music and performance, the Serpentine Galleries bring all forms of artistic expression together in an incredible setting.”

“The Summer Party is renowned for bringing together leading figures from a variety of different worlds and we are especially excited that Tommy Hilfiger is partnering with us this year,” said Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of Summer Programmes, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries. “As well as creating one of America’s most iconic brands, which is synonymous with summer, Tommy Hilfiger is a globally-renowned figure whose long-term commitment to art and education chimes with the Serpentine’s long-held maxim of ‘Art for All’.”

This year’s Serpentine Pavillion, a temporary landmark structure exhibited during the summer months, has been designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who created a structure inspired by an “unzipped wall” which has been transformed from a straight line into a three-dimensional space. 

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