Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2019 | Page 48

S L B U E G MEM R S N L E U W G S Robertet, CAMP & The Met Guests were treated to a private tour of the vibrant exhibit In early May 2019, a mix of designers, editors, and beauty executives joined fragrance house Robertet for a private tour of the extravagant and exuberant “CAMP: Notes on Fashion” exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibition, which opened with the 2019 Met Gala on May 6th and ended in early September, explored how irony, humor, theatricality, and exaggeration have been expressed in fashion over the past 200 years and today. Robertet’s group of guests, which included Fragrance Creators Association President & CEO Farah K. Ahmed; the Fragrance Foundation’s Linda Levy; Atelier Cologne founder Sylvie Ganter; Ann Gottlieb; CEW’s Carlotta Jacobsen; Nest’s Laura Slatkin; beauty editor Sarah Brown; Parlux’s Lori Singer; Byredo’s Gerard Camme; Coty’s Renaud Salmon; and others, recognized the parallels with the fragrance world and how many of the themes can help dictate fragrance development and storytelling. “Our long-term partnership with the Met’s Costume Institute allows us to provide our clients exclusive access to a unique cultural moment,” said Robert Weinstein, PhD, President & CEO, Robertet USA and Fragrance Creators’ Board Chairman. “This year’s CAMP Exhibit allowed us to explore unexpected avenues of inspiration and, ultimately, facilitate pushing the level of innovation in our fragrance collaborations.” FN Robert Weinstein, PhD, President & CEO, Robertet USA, and Fragrance Creators’ Board Chairman in the exhibit with Fragrance Creators President & CEO Farah Ahmed According to the Met website: “Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion” Learn more at https://www.metmuseum. org/exhibitions/listings/2019/camp- notes-on-fashion. Photo courtesy of Robertet USA. 48 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | Issue 2, 2019