At 23 Wall Street last night, in the heart of the Financial District, Hermès Paris produced an incredible, experiential evening that will not be forgotten. The night began with a VIP cocktail reception in a dramatic historical space followed by a high energy fashion show. After the runway presentation of the Autumn-Winter 2014 prêt-à–porter collection, guests were escorted through a maze of French equestrian themed vignettes reminiscent of a magical circus.
The first room featured dancers with the bags of past and present that we all know and love. Next, a room with artists painting the intricate patterns of scarves in water color worn by live models with works of art given to guests when complete.
An oyster bar in the ‘pool room’ showed Hermès swimwear featured on a team synchronized swimmers.
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A favorite was the fragrance room with a mixologist creating unusual cocktails using elements that could be found in the fragrances of Hermès – enticing your taste buds and sense of smell with ginger, rose and spices. If all that wasn’t enough, dinner was served upstairs followed by dancing and delectable French desserts. Thank you Hermès for an evening of fashion, whimsy and most importantly unparalleled luxury! Vive la France, vive le Hermès! –Joe
Here are some of our favorite Instagrams by other guests.