Menu

  • Art
  • Lifestyle
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Homepage
  • Whitewall Presents
  • Whitewaller
  • Insiders

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Subscribe to the Magazine

Presents

Paris

FIAC 2021

Newsletter

Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.

Ok
Barneys New York Celebrates its New Downtown Flagship in New York City
Courtesy of BFA
Barneys New York Celebrates its New Downtown Flagship in New York City
Courtesy of BFA
Barneys New York Celebrates its New Downtown Flagship in New York City
Courtesy of BFA
Barneys New York Celebrates its New Downtown Flagship in New York City
Courtesy of BFA
Lifestyle

Barneys New York Opens Downtown Flagship with Stylish Auction Party

By Eliza Jordan

April 1, 2016

To celebrate the opening of Barneys New York’s downtown location on 7th Avenue and 16th Street, the very same block where Barneys first opened its doors in 1923, the retailer held a blowout party and “The Black Leather Jacket” auction in partnership with Christie’s on March 17.

Benefiting two non-profit institutions—White Columns and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center of New York City—the auction consisted of twenty-three leather jackets decorated by famed artists and designers including: Azzedine Alaïa, Joseph Altuzarra, Susan Cianciolom, Dan Colen, Tim Coppens, Kim Gordon, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Helmut Lang, Glenn Ligon, Nate Lowman, Isabel Marant, Marilyn Minter, Dries Van Noten, Rob Pruitt, Ugo Rondinone, Sterling Ruby, Borna Sammak, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Alexander Wang, Anicka Yi, and Lisa Yuskavage. The event paid homage to Barneys New York’s “Decorated Denim” event that was held in 1986, where prominent designers and artists—such as Madonna, Debbie Harry, and Iman— designed jackets, and the proceeds went to an AIDS charity.

Open Gallery

Barneys New York Celebrates its New Downtown Flagship in New York City
Courtesy of BFA

This time around, guests were in the company of Swizz Beats, Andy Cohen, Derek Lam, Andrew Rosen, Gabriela Hearst, and more, while enjoying sips of champagne and miniature leather jacket cookie replicas by Auntie Apple. After wandering up and down the vast white spiral staircase, a key design by Steven Harris Architects, we were able to get sight of new collections stocked in all sections—men’s, women’s, accessories, makeup, and shoes.

Open Gallery

Barneys New York Celebrates its New Downtown Flagship in New York City
Courtesy of BFA
Alexander WangAndrew RosenAndy CohenAnicka YiAuntie AppleAzzedine AlaiaBarney'sBarneys New YorkBorna SammakChristie’sDan ColenDebbie HarryDerek LamDries van NotenEliza JordanElla KruglyanskayaGabriela HearstGivenchy by Riccardo RisciGlenn LigonHelmut LangImanIsabel marantJoseph AltuzarraKim GordonLisa YuskavageMadonnaMarilyn MinterNate LowmanRob PruittSterling RubySusan CianciolomSwizz BeatsThe Black Leather JacketTim CoppensUgo RondinoneWhitewallWhitewaller

Recommended

Lifestyle |October 5, 2021

BOUNDLESS SPACE Raises Funds for Burning Man Art Initiative

Our ValuesContactAdvertiseTerms
© Whitewall 2020

Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.

Subscribe to the Newsletter