The Cinema Society’s premiere for Black Panther
I had no doubt the premiere of America’s most anticipated film of 2018 would attract some of the most celebrated names around the globe. A star-studded crowd, including Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and the film’s director Ryan Coogler, poured into the Museum of Modern Art on February 13 for a special screening of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The room was filled with passion, pride, and enthusiasm throughout—the film has been likened to a movement rather than simply a motion picture. With a black director, predominantly black cast, and off-the-charts critic reviews, this cultural movement is monumental for the African American community. Not even a lack of seats could stop people from getting a glimpse of the lengthy feature, with many choosing to sit on the floor to see the film. Other guests included Denzel Washington, Chris Rock, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Paris Hilton, Gayle King, Gina Gershon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyra Banks, and Mischa Barton. Many enjoyed the Cinema Society’s legendary after-party at The Skylark.
Grey Goose’s BAFTA Film Awards party
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts welcomed the industry’s biggest stars for the annual BAFTA Awards in London. Many notable attendees donned black dresses in support of the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment. Among the supporters were Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan, who were both in the running for Best Actress for their roles in I, Tonya and Lady Bird, respectively. The two stars attended Grey Goose’s exclusive after-party at the newly renovated Soho House for cocktails and beats by Jax Jones. Other notable attendees included Willem Dafoe, Isabelle Huppert, and Jason Isaacs.
Ralph Lauren’s Runway Show
As always, Ralph Lauren’s New York Fashion Week runway show was a scene. The Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear presentation, a tranquil Jamaican retreat inspired by Lauren’s home in Montego Bay, was attended by Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Kate Bock, Olivia Palermo, and more. All eyes were glued to the runway as models like Bella Hadid showcased the designer’s new, laid-back island collection featuring florals and fresh island motifs across a color palette of crisp whites and hues of blue. Lauren was aiming for a special experience that shared “the mood, the light, the blue and white freshness of [his] retreat in Jamaica.”
Superbowl Weekend in Minneapolis
The superbowl always guarantees a parade of incredible parties leading up to everyone’s favorite sporting event. This year’s Super Bowl LII was held in Minneapolis, and fans from all over the world flew in to see the Patriots and Eagles battle it out at U.S. Bank Stadium, and some even came just to enjoy the parties that preceded the game. On Friday, February 2, Pepsi toasted the unveiling of this year’s Generations campaign with a pop-up experience at Nicolett Island Pavilion. The campaign aims to shed light on Pepsi’s rich history in pop culture through the decades, and encourage customers to live a loud and enjoyable life. At the event, Cindy Crawford and Jeff Gordon spoke briefly about their experiences shooting influential Pepsi commercials in the past, before everyone enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a live performance from LOCASH. Later that evening, many fled to the Tao Group’s party with Barstool Sports at the Lumber Exchange Building, just one event out of their three-night pop-up. Throughout the weekend, Tao’s series attracted celebrities like Rick Ross, Lil Jon, G-Eazy, and Josephine Skriver.