Jaden Smith, Nicole Richie and Malin Akerman Strike a Pose Lee Stanton Antiques Sets the Stage for Environmentally Proactive Celebs
Antiquarian Lee Stanton, whose celebrity clientele is hush hush except when you’re in the shop and suddenly Tom Ford walks in, or a truck arrives to pick up pieces for Oprah, recently collaborated with photographer Carlos Eric Lopez on a small stage set at the Environmental Media Association Awards, which spotlights celebrities who are active in creating solutions to environmental issues.
At the Nicole Richie-hosted the event on the back lot of Warner Bros., Jaden Smith received the Male EMA Futures Award for his investment in the sustainable water-bottle company Just Water, and Smith. Other celebrities, including James Van Der Beek, Malin Akerman, and Shiri Appleby, posed in a portrait studio furnished with vintage pieces from Lee Stanton Antiques. “I collaborated with photographer Carlos Eric Lopez, who wanted to create a set with the mood of David Fincher’s movie Fight Club,” Lee Stanton told Architectural Digest, which covered his collaboration with Lopez.
Stanton, a thirty-year collector of 17th, 18th and 19th century British and European antiques, has an eclectic shop in the heart of the La Cienega Design Quarter in Los Angeles, with a warehouse called Stash that has become a secret resource for many of the nation’s leading designers a few blocks away. He has become known as an arbiter of style and premier purveyor of fine period antiques to prominent interior decorators and discriminating clients nationwide.