Closet Envy: Gallerina Nicola Vassell

Besides the red-hot artists she represents, former model turned gallerina, Nicola Vassell is one of the most exciting figures in the art world. Known for her impeccable taste both as a director at Deitch Projects--an art gallery on the forefront of the art universe--and her carefully curated wardrobe choices, the Jamaican native has long been a poster girl for downtown New York style. Now luxury brand Cole Haan has tapped her as one of the faces of it's "Inspired Life" ad campaign which features the coolest kids in New York.  After years spent working for the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan, Vassell hung up her modeling gloves for the glamorous grind of the art world. But she didn't leave her eclectic fashion sense behind, which is why she's constantly on our radar of need-to-know style arbiters... Read More: Closet We Envy: Bonnie Morrison Closet We Envy: Shala MonroqueKehinde Wiley's Michael Jackson painting sells for $175K10 Female Artists you Should Know


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