There was Dennis Hopper, the original easy rider, mugging for photos on a motorcycle parked on the Avenue Montaigne in front of the Jil Sander boutique on Sunday. Meanwhile, inside the store, members of his family, designers and others gathered to celebrate the release of Hopper’s latest book of photographs, “1712 North Crescent Heights.” Published by Lisa Eisner and Ramon Alonso, the book was inspired by a group of groovy pictures that Hopper’s daughter, Marin, discovered.
“My dad was preparing for an exhibit and had his entire collection of photographs and proofs out,” she said. “I was struck by many from the Sixties. I was fascinated by them, by their portrayal of this time in my and my parents’ lives and by their representation of that particular time in Los Angeles, just before the Manson murders.”
Hopper’s ex-wife Brooke Hayward was on hand for the party, along with his current wife, Victoria, artist Damien Hirst, actress Lauren Bacall and designers Viktor Horsting, Rolf Snoeren, Milan Vukmirovic and Azzedine Alaia.