Yvonne Force Villareal gets some attention in the Wall Street Journal‘s gossip pages:
The turning point: After studying at Rhode Island School of Design, Ms. Villareal painted in New York before finding work in a gallery. At age 26, she was invited by the New Museum to be on its benefit committee. “That was really exciting,” Ms. Villareal said. “What comes very naturally in the art world is an active night life.” A project she produced in 1998 with Vanessa Beecroft at the Guggenheim, sponsored by Gucci, put her in touch with then-designer Tom Ford. “Gucci said, ‘Anytime you want to wear something let us know,” Ms. Villareal recalled. “A whole level of fashion emerged.” Party photos in Vogue soon followed.
She goes out: Three nights a week. “I’ve finally struck a great balance of quiet time with family, time for spiritual growth, time for work and time to go out and celebrate with people I really love and want to support or causes I believe in.”
Artist Helps Peers Reach New Audiences (Wall Street Journal)