Waris Ahluwalia And Leigh Lezark Honor Zaha Hadid In Istanbul

by MIGUELINA NUNEZ · July 6, 2010

    Waris Ahluwali and the Misshapes flew over to Istanbul sometime last week to put the "cool" in the Istancool Festival kick-off dinner party.  On July 1st, the Sakip Sabanci Museum paid homage to architect Zaha Hadid by hosting a dinner party in her honor.


    Zaha Hadid, a world renowned architect, and designer of that gargantuan 9 By Design table - was the guest star at the private function where she - and a couple of lucky intellectuals - got to enjoy a view of the Bosphorus, the Asiatic coast of Turkey, and of Leigh Lezark's damning good looks.

    The likes of the 2001 Nobel Prize winner, Sir VS Naipaul, Philip Treacy, Gore Vidal and Jefferson Hack also helped Hadid kick off the IstanCOOL Festival, a three-day tribute to Istanbul's cultural heritage.

    Though a party full of Nobel Prize Winners and famed artist would seem intimidating to some, most of the guests seemed to not take themselves too seriously. (Whatever, we'd still be intimidated.)

    Especially not Waris Ahluwalia and Franca Sozzani seen here having a laugh about something we probably wouldn't understand.

    Nothing screams intellectual superiority like black rimmed glasses and a dinner party surrounded by the Legendary Istanbul exhibit home after a European art tour...

    Pablo Ganguli, Demet Muftuoglu   Hanif Kureishi

    [Photos via Vogue.it]