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Friday Fête: Spring Soirees with Valentino, Prada, Dom Pérignon, and More

This month, spring soirees were off to a strong start, with happenings hosted by brands like Valentino, Prada, Dom Pérignon, and more. 

Valentino Vintage - New York Vintage Cocktail Event

Phil Gomez; Photo by Jason Crowley/BFA, courtesy of Valentino and New York Vintage.

On April 18 in New York, Valentino hosted a glamorous cocktail party at New York Vintage, toasting to the second iteration of Valentino Vintage. The forward-thinking initiative partners with seven vintage boutiques in fashion-forward cities across the globe—such as Janemarch Maison in Seoul, The Vintage Dress in Tokyo, Rellik in London, and The Plaisir Palace in Paris—for a brilliant exchange program, allowing preloved Valentino garments to be swapped for the house’s latest designs. The Valentino community mingled with vintage aficionados, including names like Phil Gomez, Alex Roth, Audrey Peters, Kate Bartlett, and Luca Mornet, who all joined for a jovial evening celebrating​ the illustrious history and creative future of the maison

Baz Luhrmann, Chiara Ferragni, and Francesco Vezzoli; Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images, courtesy of Prada, artist Francesco Vezzoli, and Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

On April 20 in Rome, Prada hosted a sweeping opening for the presentation of artist Francesco Vezzoli’s latest exhibition “VITA DULCIS,” currently on view through August 27 at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Curated by Stéphane Verger and Francesco Vezzoli, the unique show melds contemporary art, archaeology, and cinema into an enthralling, one-of-a-kind experience. An international array of guests such as Beatrice Bulgari, Baz Luhrmann, Formafantasma, Olympia Scarry, and Chiara Ferragni were in attendance. The must-see exhibition also displays special artworks from Vezzoli’s 2012 collaboration with Prada for the “24 Hours Museum,” in which the majestic beauty of modern day divas and classical sculptures were brought together within the legendary Palais d’Iéna in Paris.

TOURNEAU|BUCHERER X DAVID LACHAPELLE TIMEMACHINE

Julian Polak, Luca Mornet; Photo by Jason Crowley/BFA, courtesy of Bucherer and David LaChapelle.

On the evening of April 26 in New York, Bucherer exhibited a compelling selection of works by the photographer and film director David LaChapelle in its Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine flagship store. The colorful night kicked off with bubbling champagne and dance-worthy beats by DJ Kitty Cash, inviting notables such as Jac Jagaciak, Jessica Wang, and Karen Blanchard, into the sleek establishment. Eight vibrant works by LaChapelle are juxtaposed with innovative, finely crafted jewels and timepieces by Bucherer, currently on view to the public through May. 

Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones ‘X.O Lab' Pop-Up in NYC

Teyana Taylor, Deon Harris; Photo by Sansho Scott/BFA, courtesy of Hennessy X.O and Kim Jones.

That night in New York but downtown, Hennessy X.O celebrated a dynamic collaboration alongside Dior and Fendis Artistic Director Kim Jones with an immersive pop-up in the bustling SoHo shopping district. The soiree cleverly fused fashion design and mixology, raising glasses to the worldwide release of an imaginative decanter, a limited-edition bottle, and a cutting-edge sneaker. VIP guests such as Emily Ratajkowski, Teyana Taylor, Siobhan Bell, Leigh Lezark, and Natalie Suarez enjoyed exclusive X.O drinks, as well as delicious canapés by the city’s iconic Indochine. Lively DJ sets by Bell and Channel Tres set the night aglow. Throughout the weekend, guests of the pop-up were delighted by 3-D printed and customized treasures, elevated giveaways of leather goods and apparel, and a larger-than-life claw machine, all while tucking into singular X.O tastings.

Tiffany & Co. Celebrates the Reopening of The Landmark with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with House Ambassador Gal Gadot

Photo by BFA/Neil Rasmus, courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

Also in New York, iconic fine jewelry house Tiffany & Co. brought a star-studded array of guests together for the much-anticipated reopening of its legendary Fifth Avenue flagship store—affectionately known as “The Landmark.” In a momentous ceremony, House Ambassador Gal Gadot was joined by President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ledru, and Executive Vice President of Product and Communications Alexandre Arnault, where the Tiffany Blue® ribbon was cut, and the shining doors of Tiffany’s were officially reopened. Special guests such as Heart Evangelista, Zahirah MacWilson, Helena Bordon, and Jackson Yee gathered to celebrate the store’s first comprehensive rejuvenation since its inception in 1940. For the special occasion, Gadot donned a sumptuous layering of Tiffany treasures such as the Hardwear Diamond Pave Graduated Link Necklace, the Elsa Peretti® Bean Design® Ear Clips in 18k Gold, and the Tiffany T T1 Ring in Yellow Gold with Diamonds. 

Tiffany & Co. Celebrates Reopening of NYC Flagship Store, The Landmark

Sabrina Sato; Photo by David Benthal/BFA, courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

The following day, the Tiffany & Co. festivities continued under the stars at the glittering Tiffany Flagship Next Door. DJ Mia Moretti and the Radio City Rockettes joyfully welcomed esteemed guests such as Hailey Bieber, Nicola Peltz Beckham, Mark Wahlberg, Baz Luhrmann, Daniel Arsham, Phoebe Tonkin, and Florence Pugh, all wearing the house’s singular designs. Singer-songwriter Katy Perry headlined the unforgettable event, and a DJ set by musical visionary Mark Ronson had guests toasting to Tiffany’s well into the wee hours. 

DOM PÉRIGNON AT DUA LIPA’S FIRST MET GALA AFTER-PARTY

Photo by German Larkin, courtesy of Dom Pérignon.

On the evening of May 1 in New York, following the momentous Met Gala, Dom Pérignon and host singer-songwriter Dua Lipa popped bottles of Vintage 2012 and 2013 champagne exclusively at Lower East Side hot spot Virgo. Friends such as Penelope Cruz, Lily James, Rihanna, Cara Delevigne, Brooklyn & Nicola Peltz Beckham, and Margot Robbie celebrated fashion influencer Lipa as a new co-chair of the 2023 Met Gala, and danced the night away to beats by The Martinez Brothers.

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