Friday night M Penner Magazine partnered with the Menil Collection for an invite-only event showcasing the mag's latest issue. Guests were invited to view the Menil's surrealist exhibition, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, during extended hours.
As a nod to the surrealist master’s most iconic works, the magazine-cum-catalog styled its latest issue with bowler hats, green apples, pipes, and humans raining down from a one-dimentional, cloud-filled sky. In real life, guests in bowler hats sipped and strolled their way through the Menil’s galleries, which was surreal, too, due to the amount of chin-stroking and remarks in the vein of “Hmmmm. Genius.” echoing throughout the halls. It was like a performance art piece fueled by Pinot Grigio and chocolate truffles.
Brightly dressed professionals, chic ladies stopping in for some post-work culture, and random art fans flipped through Penner's Magritte-inspired fashion spread. The most successful look, in my opinion, was the high-fashion take on Le Paysage de Baucis, which included a check shirt, floral tie and gingham pocket square.