“The Scene” is PAPER’s definitive roundup of the biggest fashion parties and events of the month. From fancy galas to intimate dinners, we’ve curated the most exclusive and special social gatherings in New York, LA and beyond. Scroll through, below, to see where the glitteratti partied in October.
Susanne Bartsch’s Holiday Toy Drive
Nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch hosted a holiday toy drive for children in need at local hospitals and social service agencies. Iconic names in fashion came out to support the event, including Marc Jacobs, Steven Klein and Patti Wilson.
Acne Studios Celebrates Reopened Greene St Store
The Acne Studios store in SoHo’s Greene Street has a new look. To celebrate its reopening, the brand held an in-store cocktail with a packed crowd that included CEO Mattias Magnusson and chairman Mikael Schiller, singer Kelsey Lu, models Ella Hunt, Oyinda and Hanne Gaby Odiele, designer Gabriela Hearst, artist Chloe Wise, Diet Prada duo Tony Liu and Lindsay Schuyler and editors Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Kristina O’Neill and Magnus Berger. The space was designed by Barcelona-based studio Arquitectura-G and features custom wall-to-wall tufted wool carpeting by Swedish rug company Kasthall and lighting by French designer Benoit Lalloz.
AMI Paris Takes Over the Empire State Building
AMI Paris celebrated its first-ever US store (located in New York’s SoHo neighborhood) with a bash inside the Empire State Building with views overlooking all of Manhattan. The Kid Laroi performed some of his biggest hits while guests including Normani, Emily Ratajkowski, Joe Jonas and Fran Drescher miingled in the VIP area. The Empire State Building was lit up in red for the party, a nod to the color of AMI’s symbol, the Ami de Coeur, a heart-crowned A.
Brunello Cucinelli Celebrates Renovated Madison Avenue Flagship
A big chunk of Brunello Cucinelli executives and family members flew in from Italy to toast the brand’s newly renovated flagship on Madison Avenue, which now boasts over 8,000 square feet and takes up almost an entire city block. The cocktail event inside the store featured a performance by stage actress and singer Shoshana Bean; afterward, VIP clients and close friends of the brand (including Martha Stewart) headed downtown to Casa Cipirani’s Jazz Room for an intimate dinner. Guests at the cocktail included Simon Huck, Fernando Garcia, Laura Kim and Eric Rutherford.
Huma Abedin Celebrated by Tanya Taylor and Samantha Barry
On November 16 in a private Nolita residence, former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin was surrounded by some of her closest friends and supporters to celebrate the launch of her new memoir Both/And. Hosted by designer Tanya Taylor and Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, the intimate cocktail welcomed names across the fields of fashion, politics and philanthropy to honor Abedin’s accomplishment.
“Huma has been a dear friend for years and I am so proud of her courage to tell her story,” said Tanya Taylor. “What heartens me the most is knowing the impact it will have on young girls around America and the world who see themselves in her experience, intellect and struggles, and the inspiration it will …….