You may not know Christiane Hultquist, the creative force behind Christian Joy, by face or name. But, if you’ve ever seen the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O onstage, you’ve seen the fruits of the former’s labor. Christian Joy is not only responsible for the high priestess of rock’s performance ensembles — the brand also includes a ready-to-wear line that’s been carried everywhere from Topshop to Harvey Nichols. Hultquist is teaming up with her husband for a slightly different endeavor: an art-meets-fashion installation at LES shop TG-170. Of the show, titled “When I Want You In The Night,” Hultquist says it’ll include “dresses, scarves and tees for sale as well as artwork.”
But if you can’t make it to the Lower East Side, sit tight. According to Spike Jones’ blog, We Love You So (which was launched in anticipation of the Where the Wild Things Are release for which Karen O oversaw the soundtrack), Christian Joy might have a very high-profile collaboration in the works. “Also, I think Christian might be doing some wild things stuff with Urban Outfitters. Hopefully.” You heard it here first (er, second).