Toasting the Fendi Baguette Bag in New York
Kicking off new york fashion week, Silvia Venturini Fendi and Serge Brunschwig hosted a cocktail party at Fendi’s flagship Madison Avenue boutique to celebrate the brand’s iconic Baguette bag. Silvia Venturini Fendi launched the classic Fendi Baguette in 1997, and the purse made a lasting impact—ultimately becoming a staple for women all over the world. Now, Fendi’s Spring 2019 collection has relaunched the Baguette in new designs and sizes, many of which, including a selection of four limited-edition styles, were showcased at the event in a special “Baguette Dream Room.” The bi-level space also featured a “Wardrobe” section with a roundup of ready-to-wear pieces available for purchase that night only, along with passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with DJed music. Keeping with the evening’s theme, which shed light on the importance of friendship, guests included longtime pals Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts. Also present were Clara McGregor, Carlotta Kohl, Charlott Cordes, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Devon Windsor, Dylana and Natalie Suarez, Nina Agdal, and Olivia Palermo.
Celebrating Sundance at TAO Park City
For the 11th year, Tao Group returned to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, and January 25 marked the beginning of its three-night pop-up at Tao Park City. Throughout the evening, the nightclub served Casamigos cocktails, played music by DJ Ruckus, and featured a surprise act by G-Eazy, who sang some of his top hits and newest track, “My Year,” alongside ski bunny go-go dancers. Partygoers included producers Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel; Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan; actresses Kiki Layne, Lena Waithe, and Isidora Goreshter; former NBA player Baron Davis; and Tyrone Smith of the Dallas Cowboys.
Palm Beach Symphony at The Breakers
Young friends of the Palm Beach Symphony hosted its annual gala, Royal Blue, at The Breakers on President’s Day. Violinist Valentina Paolucci, winner of Palm Beach Symphony’s first B-Major Award for high school seniors planning to study music at the university level, delivered a heart-warming performance before guests in the Gold Room, using the violin she was gifted with earlier that evening. Attendees included Tricia and Tom Trimble, Gary and Linda Fellner Lachman, Leonard and Norma Klorfine, Paul and Sandra Goldner, Dale and Marietta McNulty, James Borynack, Adolfo Zaralegui, and more.
Patrick Ta’s Birthday Dinner at Dirty French
Style was not the only thing being celebrated during New York Fashion Week. On February 12, despite the snowy weather, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Carmella Rose, Caroline Daur, Kelsey Merrit, Olivia Perez, Mimi Cutrell, and others took a break from the hustle and bustle of back-to-back runway presentations (or, in Gigi’s case, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) to celebrate the birthday of makeup artist Patrick Ta. The intimate dinner took place at Dirty French in the Lower East Side, which was decorated with pink forals and a canaopy of more than 600 metallic balloons. The evening also toasted the release of Moët & Chandon’s new limited-edition Living Ties Rosé Imperial Champagne collection, which represents the lasting bonds between cultures, families, and personal moments. The menu featured a special rosé Champagne–paired dinner, including grilled oysters, tuna tartare, and black bass. Ta also delivered a special speech, thanking his clients for helping him achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a makeup artist and illustrating all the “ties” between his friend of clients that made the night possible.