Last night,February 17th, world renowned photographer Russell James unveiled his art collection “Seminole Spirit” inspired by The Seminole Tribe of Florida and featuring supermodel Behati Prinsloo at the Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City. The 30-piece collection, presented by Nomad Two Worlds, showcases the tribe’s culture, community, history, and most importantly their positive ‘spirit’ through the artistic vision of Russell James.
The red carpet event, hosted by Chief James E. Billie, Spiritual Leader Bobby Henry,Designer Donna Karan and Russell James, also featured VIP guests including fashion models Behati Prinsloo, Hailey Baldwin, Sofia Richie, Lais Ribeiro, Heather Marks, Sara Sampaio, Alexandra Agoston, Kelly Rohrbach, Hailey Clauson, Jourdan Dunn, Clair Westenberg, Devon Windsor, Elsa Hosk, Mina Cvetkovic, and Samantha Gradoville along with Mizou Peck and Derek Hough, among many others.
Russell James was said to have hoisted Behati Prinsloo over his shoulder for photographers immediately after he told the story about how he carried her through the water in the everglades during the shoot to protect her from alligators. James also stood on a table at the event welcoming guests and joking by thanking Behati “for being naked up a tree” but also stressed the importance of The Seminole Tribe of Florida who follows “forward thinking” and that the shoot was something done in that spirit for being something that is very “alive and relevant” with Prinsloo.
Following the event, guests headed to NYY Steak for dinner before attending the official after party at AVENUE.
*photos courtesy of Jamie McCarthy/ Wire Image