Bulgari celebrated the re-opening of its New York 5th Avenue flagship with a cocktail event and exclusive dinner on 20 October. The evening drew more than 200 guests, including celebrities, influencers, models, and LVMH executives. Lily Aldridge, Bella Hadid, Jasmine Sanders, Jon Kortajarena, and Laura Harrier, joined Ciara, Demi Lovato, Lil Buck, Ruby Rose, Sofia Richie, Ellie Goulding, Misty Copeland, and Josephine Skiver as some of the guests in attendance.

The evening begun with a champagne reception to reveal the newly designed boutique, developed by architect Peter Marino.

The guests received musical entertainment by actress and DJ Ruby Rose and were served Ruinart Blanc de Blancs paired with hors d’ oeuvres from Olivier Cheng.

Following cocktails, guests visited The Met Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, for an intimate dinner, hosted by Bulgari Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Christophe Babin.

The guests dined al fresco and were entertained by two surprise performances: a dance by Lil Buck, performed in the courtyard, and an acoustic performance in the Museum’s Fuentidueña Chapel by multi-platinum musician Demi Lovato.

The new Bulgari 5th Avenue Flagship is said to draw on a contemporary vision of Rome. The store occupies 4000 square feet of property on one of the most iconic shopping corners in New York. Peter Marino’s vision was to capture Bulgari’s Roman roots while portraying a balance between ancient and new, tradition, innovation, and eclecticism.

Marino’s concept incorporates precious materials, including fine marbles, luxury silks and velvets. The luxury is also reflected in the décor and furniture, which features a selection of product counters inspired by Carlo Scarpa, sales tables influenced by Franco Albini and Ico Parisi, and a sofa referencing Osvaldo Borsani.

Read about the Bulgari opening at Pacific Fair here.

 

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