On March 15th 2018 Dolce & Cabbana hosted an intimate and private cocktail event to launch their Spring/Summer fashion line that was by invitation only to select persons in the fashion industry. Of course The Elegant Classy Gentleman and team was there to sip champagne and martinis while perusing the incredible styles in their massive flagship store at 717 5th Ave.
(left to right: Jean Germain, Jessica Phillip, Mike Strange)
Being one of the first private guests to arrive, after about an hour I realized that there was not a runway nor any models. After pondering the theme for the D&C Spring/Summer Collection: King and Queen of Hearts, I than realized all of the invited guests including myself was the fashion show! Life imitating Fashion in a brilliant and intimate way that only Dolce & Cabbana could pull off in such elegance and style!
Adding even more class to this special event, there we’re very attractive waiters and waitresses clad in all black pouring champagne and serving martinis non-stop for the whole three hours of the event to all of the invited guests, as well as various delicious hors d’oeuvres. On the main and second floor card dealers amused guests with hands of Black Jack and Poker!
Photo Ops and Fashion was also on hand to entertain all of the guests that attended.
Also on the 2nd floor was the lovely and gracious Magdalena Llohis, jewelry designer, holding court, who’s unique and beautiful pieces can be purchased at D&G.
(Holding Court with Magda)
As we mingled with the other guests who were as stylish and diverse as New York itself, we found it quite easy to make friends and have a few laughs and fun.
Immediately after the event we all jumped in a cab (except Jessica, she had to leave) and head from 5th Ave downtown to the village for the D&G after party, which was also a launch party for Dekad magazine at a secret location.
After arriving at the after party the fun kicked into overdrive and the “Turn Up” continued in full swing!
Things started to get a bit fuzzy, so we grabbed a bite to eat and got water and headed home. But not before we hit the dance floor one more time!
Yes all is well in the Fashion world!
MIKE STRANGE: Editor in Chief
Jean Germain: Logistical Support Executive
Jessica Phillip: Contributing Photographer/Event Correspondent
Featured Photo: Fashion Bead Bracelets by Jessica Phillip, Justice by Justine.