A Historical Venue: Atelier Jolie’s Home in Warhol’s Former Building
The building housing Atelier Jolie was purchased by artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol in 1970. Warhol rented it out to his apprentice, the neo-expressionist painter and graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, who lived and worked on the second floor of the building until his passing in 1988.
Jolie, who owns one of the most exquisite wardrobes in the industry, looked effortlessly put together in two black outfits for her casual visit to the new store on separate days.
Angelina Jolie and son Pax leaving Atelier Jolie at 57 Great Jones Street in Greenwich Village, New York City on December 28, 2023 (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
Fashion Forward: Angelina Jolie’s Elegant Ensembles from Her Collection
On Thursday, the Academy Award-winning actress embraced quiet elegance in an all-black winter outfit while leaving Atelier Jolie with her son Pax, 20.
Jolie bundled up in a black trench coat from her new Jolie Atelier collection. It featured golden floral embroidery on the hem and white raw edge canvas patches that displayed different line art, such as a crane standing on a skull in one leg.
The thick outerwear boasted a classic trench coat silhouette with a waist-tie belt, belted cuffs, a collar, lapels, and a midi-length hem.
Angelina Jolie bundles up in a black trench coat with white raw edge patches of different artwork from her Atelier Jolie collection (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
To add texture to her all-black look, the Maleficent star wore wide-leg velvet trousers and a black round-neck tee underneath her cozy outerwear.
Creating a seamless finish, Angelina hid her blue eyes behind a pair of Celine sunnies, wore pointy black leather boots, and carried a large black tote bag designed with scattered letters in a darker color from her latest fashion collection.
Jolie gave her outfit a hint of glitz by wearing a pair of diamond earrings and a few rings. She wore her blonde hair down around her shoulders and applied only a thin layer of light pink lipstick as makeup.
Angelina Jolie keeps her look coordinated by styling her all-black ensemble with a large black Atelier Jolie tote and a pair of black Celine sunglasses (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
Pax Jolie-Pitt’s Casual Style and Personal Story
Like his multihyphenate mother, Pax wore a black coat to stay warm, matching it with a blue tee, black jeans, and black and white sneakers.
He accessorized the laid-back ensemble with a black beanie and wore a 35mm camera to record their outing around his neck, along with a gold pendant necklace.
Pax was three years old when Angelina Jolie adopted him in 2007 from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His biological mother abandoned him at birth due to her heroin addiction.
Pax Jolie, wearing a blue tee underneath a black coat, documents their outing with a 35mm camera around his neck (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
The previous day, Jolie opted for understated luxury in another all-black ensemble. She visited Atelier Jolie with her children Zahara and Pax, who wore casual off-duty attires.
Sophisticated as always, Angelina Jolie kept things sleek in a black low-cut blouse and matching wide-leg trousers that covered her black high heels.
She stayed cozy with a long black coat that ended at her ankles and had buttons down the middle.
Angelina Jolie, son Pax, and daughter Zahara visit Atelier Jolie in casual winter outfits on December 27, 2023 (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
Elevating the understated look, Jolie added some rings, a Cartier bracelet, and several diamond stud earrings to her monochrome black outfit.
She then packed her day’s essentials in the $4,900 Saint Laurent “ICare” maxi shopping bag made in Italy from quilted lambskin leather. It boasted a large, light bronze-toned metal YSL logo on the front, a detachable metal chain toggle closure, a removable carré-quilted zipped pouch, and a top handle with a 9-inch drop.
Jolie wore her hair straight, flowing over her shoulders. She then applied minimal makeup and covered her eyes with her go-to Celine sunglasses.
Angelina Jolie maintains a sophisticated look with a sleek black coat, a low-cut blouse, a pair of trousers, and black heels while carrying a large Saint Laurent ICare maxi shopping bag (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s Fashion Choices and Her New Journey with Alpha Kappa Alpha
Her daughter Zahara matched her all-black outfit by pairing a $280 The North Face “ThermoBall” Eco Parka with black trousers. Pax, on the other hand, looked cool in a black and white plaid flannel shirt worn over a white tee with black jeans.
A pair of Converse sneakers, a black beanie, and a large black duffel bag rounded out his relaxed outfit.
Zahara stayed warm and cozy in the thick outerwear designed with a unique 2×2 quilting pattern made with 100% recycled fabrics and fill. It featured a fixed hood, a two-way center front zip, and the outdoor brand’s recycled ThermoBall Eco insulation for lightweight warmth, durability, and packability.
Zahara layered a white cowl-neck blouse underneath her winter parka and finished her look with the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers in navy blue canvas with white laces, cap toes, and soles.
Zahara Jolie-Pitt stays warm in The North Face ThermoBall coat with loose-fitting trousers and Converse sneakers (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
She painted her nails red for a splash of color and carried the $590 Celine Triomphe Canvas and Calfskin long pouch with gold finishing, one main zipped compartment, and a removable wrist strap with an 8-inch drop.
Zahara was adopted by Jolie when she was seven months old after visiting an orphanage in Hawassa, Ethiopia. Jolie said Maddox, her oldest child, first saw Zahara and knew she “needed care.”
“Mad loves her. When Z came home, she was older, she was seven months old, so for Mad it’s like having this tiny pet he can just hold and look at. He’s great,” Jolie told Anderson Cooper at the time.
Zahara Jolie-Pitt holds her iPhone in one hand and Celine Triomphe canvas long pouch in the other (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
Zahara recently joined Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first intercollegiate historically African American sorority. A video of the induction ceremony was shared on social media, wherein she enthusiastically introduced herself as Zahara Marley Jolie, dropping her father Brad Pitt’s last name.
“My name is Zahara Marley Jolie. And I landed all the way from the Golden State in the city full of angels: Los Angeles, California.”
Many believed that she had done it on purpose because of her parents’ custody battle and divorce.
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Exploring Atelier Jolie’s Unique Offerings and Designer Collaborations
Per the brand’s Instagram, Atelier Jolie is “a creative collective for self-expression.” Angelina Jolie created a space dedicated to art and sustainability, where “creative people” can “collaborate with a skilled and diverse family of expert tailors, pattern makers, and artisans from around the world.”
The idea of creating such space, according to Jolie, “stems from my appreciation and deep respect for the many tailors and makers I’ve worked with over the years, a desire to make use of the high-quality vintage material and deadstock fabric already available, and also to be part of a movement to cultivate more self-expression.”
According to the Atelier Jolie website, it aims to “bring together a diverse team, including apprenticeships for refugees and other talented, underappreciated groups, with positions of dignity based on skill.”
“And as we work with global artisans and creators, we hope to help share the richness of their cultural heritage and support the development of their own businesses.”
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The shop offers designs by Atelier Jolie made with deadstock fabric and other vintage materials, as well as collections from other sustainable brands and eco-conscious fashion designers. These include Bettter by Ukranian stylist and fashion director Julie Pelipas, British fashion designer and educator Simon Ungless, Japanese artist Mitsugu Sasaki, New York-based We-Ar4 by fashion executives Anna Bakst and Michele Rutigliano, Ghanian-born fashion designer Mimi Plange, and London-based milliner Justin Smith.
Customers can purchase clothing from these sustainable fashion brands and customize their purchases with the help of tailors, artisans, and staff members comprised of young artists and Parsons School of Design alumni.
The space also houses a café, Eat Offbeat, run by refugee chefs in New York City. Speaking with WSJ, the actress said Atelier Jolie will “host educational events focused on techniques such as silk-screening, studding and embroidery.” She also “hopes to host salons on subjects including sustainability and art” in the creative and environmentally conscious fashion space.
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