Veuve Clicquot’s Polo Classic in Los Angeles
Early October in Los Angeles, Veuve Clicquot held its annual Polo Classic in the California Hills. To kick off the match, the University of Southern California’s marching band took to the field and performed the National Anthem for over 7,500 spectators, followed by the ball toss ceremony—this year taken on by Rachel Zoe, who has proudly attended the event each year since its founding. The match ended in a victory for the Champagne house against Team Will Rogers. This year’s event was particularly special as it marked its 10th anniversary, and Veuve Clicquot urged guests to join in on the celebration by presenting an elaborate cake decorated in the brand’s iconic colors. The milestone event also featured music by DJs Markus Molinari and Johnny Wujek and, as always, attracted a stylish celebrity crowd which included Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Regina Hall, Kaley Cuoco, Mandy Moore, Rachel Bilson, and Lea Michele.
Louis XIII presents The Broken Butterfly
Last month at The Whitby Hotel, Louis XIII Cognac and Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation premiered The Broken Butterfly—a 1919 film restored by the organization to support Louis XIII’s 100 Years campaign, which has been working to bring attention to climate change. “Thanks to The Film Foundation and Martin Scorsese, The Broken Butterfly can be experienced once again one century later. Restoring this piece of memory is for us, at Louis XIII, a real pleasure and honor,” said Ludovic du Plessis of Louis XIII. The screening was followed by a Q&A and dinner with Scorsese, and was attended by Kelly Rutherford, Halston Sage, Jean Reno, among others.
Cinema Society’s Premiere of Frankie
Last month, the Cinema Society hosted a screening of Ira Sachs’ new film, Frankie, at the Metrograph theater in the Lower East Side. The drama takes place over a summer in the dreamy town of Sintra, Portugal, and follows three generations who have gathered there for a family getaway. What begins as a fairy tale vacation suddenly takes a turn—as certain romantic impulses among the group stir the pot. The film stars Isabelle Huppert and Marisa Tomei, who were both present at the screening as well as an afterparty at The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery. Additional guests included Tory Burch, Donna Karan, and Dana Delany.
The Peninsula Paris Celebrates “Art in Resonance”
During fashion week in The City of Light, The Peninsula Paris held a celebration to toast the next chapter of the brand’s global contemporary art program “Art in Resonance”. The initiative was launched in March at The Peninsula’s Hong Kong headquarters and aims to redefine hotel art, with a focus on promoting modern and emerging artists that use art to reach a wide range of cultures and generations. At the celebration, artists Elise Morin and Saya Woolfalk raised a glass to their own installations, which will be on display in Paris through November 15th. A popular neon sculpture by Iván Navarro that originally debuted in Hong Kong will also sit alongside the new works. The artists and curators were joined by an intimate crowd to preview the collection, including Kerby Jean-Raymond, Selby Drummond, Rebecca de Ravenel, and Olivia Palermo. “Art in Resonance” will return to Hong Kong in the new year, followed by a stop at The Peninsula Tokyo.