Retrospective on the work of the extraordinarily talented photographer Vital Agibalow wowed audiences when it opened in New York at the city’s Royalton Hotel. The displays spanned the breadth of Agibalow’s brilliant career of a celebrity and editorial photographer, from his ambassadorship contract with HENSEL in 2008 to his latest portraits of such A-list celebrities as Karl Lagerfeld.
Vital Agibalow’s exhibition brought together a selection of rare photographs and magazine editorials from VOGUE Itala to the portraits of eighth descendant of American entrepreneur Cornelius Vanderbilt singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and Bollywood’s super star actress Priyanka Chopra.
Agibalow’s show hosted at the lobby of one of New York’s most exquisite boutique hotels created a major buzz in New York’s fashion community. Despite their hectic New York Fashion Week’s schedules, such noticeable figures as Vivienne Hu, NYC based couture and ready-to-wear designer who presented her 4th collection during this season’s NYFW; Myrdith Leon-McCormack, Creative Director for World Bride Magazine; Sven Dietrich, President of Rotary Club of Wall Street and Professor of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chrystyna Hordijenko and John Husiak, owners of IBIZA New York boutique; Elena Vasilevsky, Editor-in-Chief, InLove Magazine; Katya Bychkova @ StyleSprinter.com; and Brigitte Segura, Editor-in-Chief @ FashionDailyMag.com ; attended the exhibit and congratulated maestro Agibalow on his blockbuster exhibition.
Followed by a crowd of fashion editors and reporters, Agibalow was fashionably late to his meet-and-greet briefing at Royalton’s penthouse. In interview to Fashion TV, the photographer mentioned that his taste to black and white photography was established in early childhood when his grandmother, Ukraine’s famous photographer, taught him the basics of working at the darkroom. Nowadays, a target for world’s famous photography brands, Agibalow still enjoys working with B&W imaginary. “The light is an essence of photography and I love experimenting with different variations of light in my works,” said Agibalow.
The opening reception of Vital Agibalow’s exhibition took place at Royalton Hotel in New York on February 7, 2016 and continued until the end of the month.
Vital Agibalow is an advertising, beauty, fashion, celebrity New York City-based photographer, television personality, and socialite. His photo work focuses on people, particularly A-list celebrities, superstar fashion designers, celebrity supermodels, and iconic influencers of the fashion industry. He is most widely known as the face of Hensel USA, after discovering him in 2008.
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