Saturday, December 19, 2015

Andaz Holiday Benefit w/Bob Bonis Archive, Fender Music & French Fashion Kooples

 By Karen Ostlund

Rock n’ Roll fashion and rare photographs of the Beatles and Rolling Stones came together to celebrate and support The Fender Music Foundation for the holidays.
The Beatles & Rolling Stones from Bob Bonis Archive
Andaz Hotel West Hollywood partnered with The Bob Bonis Archive and The Fender Music Foundation to host a one-night-only holiday benefit rock fashion show last Tuesday, December 15th at the Andaz Mezzanine level.
The Beatles and Rolling Stones photography exhibit was supporting music education, and celebrating legendary Rock n’ Roll designers, artists, influence and legends. 
Guests and music enthusiasts viewed rare photography, Fender memorabilia, and a French fashion show presented by world-renowned designers, The Kooples.
“Rock N’ Roll is a part of our DNA at Andaz West Hollywood,” said General Manager Lin Schatz. “The hotel was a home away from home for many legendary rock stars including Keith Richards, Robert Plant, and Jim Morrison. We have always honored our Rock N’ Roll past and we are thrilled to support the future rock stars of this country by partnering with The Bob Bonis Archive to support The Fender Music Foundation on this exciting benefit.”
Fender Guitar exhibit: Gipsy King & SugarLand

On display is a collection of photographs taken by Bob Bonis, U.S. Tour Manager for both the Rolling Stones and The Beatles from 1964 – 1966. Curated from a cache of 5,000 mostly unpublished photographs.
The Bob Bonis Archive contains uniquely personal photographs of the bands taken during the Sixties. Kept private by Bonis, who passed away in 1992. The photos were uncovered nearly 50 years after they were taken, and were first made available for public purchase in early 2015 as limited edition, Grammy Museum-certified, fine-art prints.
Limited edition photographs are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting The Fender Music Foundation, which supports music programs and provides instruments for children nationwide.

Kooples French Fashion
 "Bringing the Rock back to the Riot House,” as Andaz West Hollywood was affectionately referred to for many years. Attendees also experience a show-stopping runway presentation from The Kooples, which was founded in France and now known the world over.
The Kooples collection boasts chic, innovative designs with a Rock-inspired edge.
Local artists and musicians walked the runway in The Kooples’ designs accompanied by rare Fender guitars in celebration of authentic artistry and the timeless tie between music and fashion.

The model showcase also featured  a close look at designs by the legendary Michel Berandi , Max Noce, Antonio Barragan with Demon Riff,  Jacob Meir with For The Stars and Global Rebels with The Lennon McCartney Collection.

Andaz West Hollywood is located at 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

To find out more about the the Bob Bonis Archive or to purchase limited edition photographs visit

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