Nautica Opens a Pop-Up Shop, Courvoisier Celebrates and Campaign and more
On Wednesday evening (11/11) actress Rosario Dawson, Orange is the New Black’s Dascha Polanco, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga, among others, joined Courvoisier cognac at Industria Superstudio in NYC’s West Village for an Art + Fashion event that celebrated the cognac brand’s existing Exceptional Journey campaign. As part of the exclusive party, guests witnessed the unveiling of two new artistic collaborations in the worlds of art and fashion by a renowned group of artists and designers brought together for the project while listening to a DJ set by Brendan Fallis.
Party-goers enjoyed hand-crafted Courvoisier cocktails including The Exceptional Taste (Courvoisier VSOP, Sherry, Sour Cherry Bitters) and the Spice Station (Courvoisier VS, fresh lemon juice, ginger syrup, Aperol) created exclusively for the event by Courvoisier National Brand Ambassador Zahra Bates. Celebs and notables also enjoyed bites while taking in the two avant-garde installations featured in the space, designed to mirror a high-end gallery space.
Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, Nautica opened a standalone popup shop on 134 Fifth Avenue. The nautical inspired location will include items for exclusive men’s and women’s Nautica product (luxe cashmere sweaters, raw denim pea coats) and curated giftable items.
Also on Wednesday, Whitney Museum of American Art held its annual Whitney Art Party to celebrate art lovers and supporters of the museum. Sponsored this year by Max Mara, the Art Party is hosted annually by the Whitney Contemporaries, a group of young leaders and arts patrons, who play an active role in fulfilling the Whitney’s critical mission of supporting American art. This was the first Whitney Art Party (and the first patron party of any kind) held at the Whitney’s new home at the acclaimed Renzo Piano building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Proceeds from ticket sales support the Whitney’s educational initiatives, including the Independent Study Program (ISP), one of the country’s leading post-graduate programs in studio art, as well as curatorial and critical studies.