For alice + olivia’s first CFDA capsule collection, Stacey Bendet has partnered with celebrated artist Domingo Zapata. Both talents kicked off the stylish affair with close friends, VIPs, designers, and notable fans of the brand including Kelly Rutherford, Jennifer Morrison, Model Ashley Smith, Diane von Furstenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Gigi Burris, Ashley Smith, among many others. In honor of the collaboration, Domingo Zapata’s aesthetic and Spanish culture, the intimate 100-person soiree featured a Spanish-style DIY Bombay Sapphire East Gin and Tonic Bar, where guests customized their own G&Ts using a variety of exotic botanicals including lemongrass, peppercorn, Asian pears, cinnamon sticks, almonds, allspice, and lime wheels—each one highlighting the unique flavor profile of the gin. Attendees received a sneak preview of the capsule collection, mingled and enjoyed music spun by DJ Alix Brown throughout the evening.
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