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O In the Company of … Pedro Almodóvar. A complex man exploring the complications of life. To watch his films is to watch the work of a master. Desire. Passion. Vivid imagery. Born from the ashes of the cultural abyss that was Franco's Spain, his films are deeply layered, with intricate sets and delicious storylines. This is our look though his lens. The color red in all its glory. Everything with a purpose … from exquisite objets d'art hidden in plain sight to the perfect bergère. This is our inspiration. This is Almodóvar. IN THE OF By Michelle Aviña C M N A P Y Vintage Chanel, 1992, worn by Penélope Cruz in Broken Embraces, 2009. Ettore Sottsass Totems sculptures, 1998, made by Bitossi/Montelupo, at; seen in In Pain and Glory, 2019. The Pedro Almodóvar Archives, art edition of 500, $1,500 at Gazpacho à la Pedro Almodóvar — minus the sleeping pills. Gazpacho plays an important role in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 1988. Chavela Vargas, $15, at Vargas' music is in many of Almodóvar's soundtracks, from All About My Mother, 1999, to Pain and Glory, 2019. Breuer by Robert McCarter $150; as seen in Julieta, 2016. Noguchi table, $1,9501, at Design Within Reach; as seen in The Skin I Live In, 2011. Hermès Bleus d'Ailleurs tea cup and saucer, $285, at the Hermès boutique, Kuhl-Linscomb. Jean Paul Gaultier costume design in Kika, 1993. 64

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