Questions for Blacktie
1/ What do you enjoy the most about your work?
Meeting artists of all kinds of art from, especially performing arts.
2/ What is the most important thing you have learned through the years?
Modesty and understanding.
3/ How do you relax?
Going to the opera.
4/ Do you have a favourite vacation spot?
The Greek Islands.
5/ What can make you laugh?
Humour or stupidity.
6/ When you were a little girl, what did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?
7/ How do you want to be remembered by future generations?
A lady who worked hard.
8/ What is your proudest achievement?
9/ What is your fondest childhood memory?
Seeing my father back after 5 years of separation World War II.
10/ You are evidently a very capable and talented woman, what other talent do you wish you had been born with?
Ability to draw or paint.
11/ What is your pet peeve?
12/ What is your greatest strength?
13/ Do you have a Fashion Addiction?
14/ What do you have to say to all the young women/men out there ready to take on the future?
Be yourself and work hard.
5/ How do you want to be remembered by future generations?
An honest lady.
TO EXHIBIT: MOUTONROTHSCHILD PAINTINGF FOR LABELS
FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 8, 2009
COINCIDING WITH THE FFOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
The Wolfsonian Florida-International University will present an extraordinary exhibition of original paintings commissioned to illustrate the labels vintages of the famed Chateau Mouton Rothschild, one of the world’s greatest wines and a First Growth in the Bordeaux region. Over 80 vintages ranging from 1945 to 2008 will be represented. The exhibition will premiere during the 2009 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The exhibition will include works by important artists such as Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhal, Francis Bacon, Robert Motherwell, Keith Haring, Balthus, among many others.
The exhibition will kick off with a by invitation only press luncheon on Thursday, February 19 to preview the exhibit and announce the 2006 artist label.
One of the highlights of the Festival, a gala VIP dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday February 22 in the presence of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the current owner of the Chateau, to benefit The Wolfsonian-FIU and the FIU School of Hospitality and Tourism. The world renowned chef Daniel Boulud will prepare a spectacular meal paired with a special selection of the finest wines from Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
Baroness Philippine has continued a tradition begun in 1945 by her father the legendary Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Each vintage is bottled with a label illustrated with an original work by a renowned artist.
Baroness Philippine said: “I am particular happy to have been given this opportunity by the Wolfsonian to present in the heart South Beach, an exhibition which brings together the most famous names of modern and contemporary art. It will allow those who love our First Growth, but who until now have only been familiar with reproductions of the artworks on the labels, to admire at last the originals created since 1945 by all these artist to the glory of Mouton.
Baroness Philippine Pascale de Rothschild is the owner of the French winery Château Mouton Rothschild. She also has acted under the stage name Philippine Pascale.
She is the daughter of the famous vintner, Baron Philippe de Rothschild of the Rothschild banking dynasty. When she was just ten years old, she witnessed the Gestapo arrest her mother, Elisabeth de Rothschild, who later died at Ravensbrück concentration camp.
In 1958, she graduated from the Paris Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique and acted in La Comédie Française with Catherine Deneuve. She played one of the leading roles in Harold and Maude with Madeleine Renaud between 1973 and 1980.
She later met the French theater director and actor Jacques Sereys, and they were married in 1961. They raised three children; Camille, born in 1961, Philippe, born in 1963, and Julien, born in 1971. The couple are now divorced, but Sereys remains on the board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A.
She is currently married to Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais.
Rothschild entered her father's wine business in the late 1970s. When Philippe died in 1988, Philippine inherited three estates in Bordeaux: Château Mouton Rothschild (bought by her great-great grandfather Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853), Château d'Armailhac and Château Clerc Milon. She also became chairwoman and majority owner of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. At the time of her father's death, the company sold 1.3 million cases of wine a year. By 2000, sales had almost doubled to 2.1 million cases. In 1999, sales amounted to around $155 million.
Her wine holdings include Château Mouton Rothschild, Château d'Armailhac, Château Clerc Milon, Domaine de Lambert, Baron Arques, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Mouton Cadet, Opus One and Vina Almaviva.
In 1997, the Baroness was sailing off the coast of Greece when the vessel she was on caught fire and its passengers had to be evacuated. She said to a friend while in the water "You see, there are moments when it doesn't help to be a Rothschild".
She is a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur.