Days Before New York Fashion Week, Parties and Events Already in Full Swing
Days before New York Fashion Week was scheduled to begin on Friday, February 9, there were already scores of parties hitting the events calendar. From brand celebrations to Lunar New Year festivities, the fashion elite and celebrities were out in full force, making the most of the pre-fashion week excitement.
Valentino Celebrates SoHo Boutique Opening
Valentino kicked off the week with a soirée celebrating the opening of its brand-new SoHo boutique on 98 Prince Street. The event took place at its pop-up café located across the street beneath the Mercer Hotel. The party was attended by notable figures such as Jemima Kirke, Emma Seligman, Louisa Jacobson, and KiKi Layne. The dance floor was buzzing with energy, with Jemima Kirke stealing the show as she danced the night away.
Lunar New Year Festivities and French House Celebrations
The celebrations continued throughout the week with various Lunar New Year events and French house parties. In the West Village, Martha Stewart rang in the Lunar New Year alongside chef Angie Mar, New York City club legend Dianne Brill, and luxury flatware brand Christofle. H&M also hosted a rager for its new SoHo location, attended by Hunter Schafer, Amelia Gray, Iris Law, and other stars. Humberto Leon, co-founder of Opening Ceremony, curated a Lunar New Year dinner at his L.A. restaurant Chifa in downtown Manhattan.
French houses also made their mark on the party scene. Chanel came to town to toast its new Watches and Fine Jewelry flagship, while YSL Beauté threw a party in honor of the viral Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick. Prada also joined in the festivities by launching its beauty line with a cocktail party. With so many exciting events happening, fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders were eagerly looking forward to the upcoming New York Fashion Week.
Meryl Streep Honored at MoMA
In a separate event, Meryl Streep was the guest of honor at MoMA, where a special evening was held to celebrate the legendary actress and her groundbreaking film Sophie’s Choice. Streep was joined by fellow actors Ethan Hawke, Cate Blanchett, and Uma Thurman. The event served as a mini reunion for the cast of Sophie’s Choice, with Kevin Kline and Claire Danes also in attendance.
Valentino’s Pink SoHo Pop-up Opening
Valentino made a splash in SoHo with the opening of its new boutique at 98 Prince Street. The brand transformed Sartiano’s into Café Valentino for the week, with guests enjoying pink-colored cocktails to match the celebration. Notable attendees included Dylan Sprouse, Jayme Lawson, Jeremy O. Harris, Myha’la Herrold, and Bowen Yang, who brought their unique styles to the event.
Lunar New Year Celebrated with Christofle and Angie Mar
Martha Stewart and Dianne Brill were among the guests at Christofle and chef Angie Mar’s Lunar New Year party. The event took place at Le B. in the West Village and featured a traditional lion dance. The kitchen became the makeshift VIP room of the evening, with guests enjoying a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Dianne Brill, known as the “Queen of the Night,” made a grand entrance and reminded everyone of her iconic status.
Jessica Chastain Collaborates with Vestiaire Collective
Actress Jessica Chastain partnered with upscale resale site Vestiaire Collective to sell off some of her red carpet looks. She celebrated the collaboration at a cocktail soirée at The Nines, accompanied by her husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo. Guests included her stylist Elizabeth Stewart, Vestiaire cofounder Fanny Moizant, and North America CEO Samina Virk. Ivy Getty made a statement with her leopard-print outfit, serving as inspiration for fashion enthusiasts looking to make their next Vestiaire purchase.
As New York Fashion Week approached, the fashion industry was already abuzz with excitement. With a lineup of glamorous parties and events, it was clear that the pre-fashion week festivities were just as exciting as the main event.
Original Story at www.wmagazine.com – 2024-02-08 18:48:49