For this week’s edition of Friday Fête, we’re highlighting events that happened this week with brands like Dior, Bergdorf Goodman, Grey Goose, Hermès, and more.
Monday marked the opening of Dior’s new handbag shop at Bergdorf Goodman. To celebrate, the brand hosted an event with Maria Grazia Chiuri’s camouflage motif from Cruise 2020 (which will continue decorating the store through November 25), welcoming guests like Kat Graham, Ella Hung, TK Quann, and Charlotte Groeneveld who enjoyed champagne, canapes, and DJed music. Located on Bergdorf Goodman’s main floor, the handbag shop—designed and curated by Dimore Studio—will offer the house’s personalization service, ABCDior, as well as an exclusive mini Book tote just in time for the holidays.
On Tuesday, Grey Goose took over New York City’s famed Empire Diner to host the ultimate Friendsgiving experience with acclaimed Chef Jonathan Waxman and renowned bartender, A-K Hada. Centered around the idea that you don’t need a special occasion to celebrate the season with friends, the evening featured a four-course family-style meal of Waxman’s most loved dishes like roast chicken with salsa verde and kale salad, paired with special Grey Goose cocktails. Through the month of December, visitors at the diner will have the option to savor their very own Grey Goose Holiday Dinner meal kit for eight people, and $20 of the proceeds from each meal will be donated to Meals on Wheels America.
On Wednesday night at the Guggenheim, the museum hosted guests at a pre-party for its 2019 International Gala, hosted with the support of Dior. This year commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building and its recent addition to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The evening’s festivities included a performance by French musician Christine and the Queens, followed by a set by DJ Caroline Polachek.
Also on Wednesday, 1stdibs announced the anticipated list of notable designers in its annual 1stdibs 50 publication with a special event at the 1stdibs Gallery on 11th Avenue. The evening honored fifty international designers including Damon Liss Design, Giannetti Home, Thad Hayes, M Interiors, Timothy Corrigan, Inc., Timothy Godbold, and Monica Ponce De Leon Studio at the gallery where a new exhibition by Andrés Reisinger was on display, inspired by the designers featured in this year’s publication.
Last night, Uribe & Schwarzkopf invited around 80 guests to Manhattan’s Home Studios for a dinner experience by Ecuadorian Chef Álvaro Reinoso. Hosted in celebration of the city of Quito, Ecuador, Chef Reinoso—from Quito’s top restaurant, Terra—treated guests like Tommy Schwarzkopf, Rosi Prado de Holguín, Moshe Safdie, Carlos Zapata, Eric Hoffman, and Kai-Uwe Bergmann to a taste of the city’s emergent culinary scene. Starting the night with a selection of specialty cocktails and contemporary Ecuadorian music, Joseph Schwarzkopf addressed the crowd, speaking about the area’s current urban development. For dinner, Reinoso introduced a five-course meal of specialty Ecuadorian fare, including Golden Berry gazpacho, plantain gnocchi, and white fish with amaranth hollandaise. The night was complete with gifts for each guest, which included Paja Toquilla hats, Ecuadorian chocolate, and handmade Andean embroidery.
Then, Campari hosted an intimate masterclass at its New York headquarters in commemoration of the Negroni’s 100th anniversary. Led by Jessamine McLellan, the cocktail connoisseurs in attendance learned the history of the iconic drink and how to make it, along with recipes for several other similar sips. At the end of the evening, guests were also given the chance to taste the Campari Cask Tales—a new take on Campari that has been finished in bourbon barrels.
Also yesterday evening, but in California, Hermès celebrated the reopening of its San Francisco boutique with a cocktail hour at the refreshed storefront and an after party hosted by Skylight at The Armory. For the party, guests like Danielle Steel, Ali Pincus, Charles Delisle, Jony Ive, and Norman Stone were treated to an evening of entertainment featuring dances choreographed by Ryan McNamara, a horse performance by Judith Zagury and Shanju, sound design and a DJ set by Joakim Bauaziz, and a set performed by the West Grand Brass Band.