Earlier this week, a warehouse in New York City’s Meatpacking District was transformed into a disco party worthy of Samantha Jones’ fictional presence. There were neon lights, there were neon models, and more appealing than the splashes of color taking over the space, was the beautiful gown illuminated by disco balls and flashing lights floating over the dance floor.
The Kindness Project was in full effect, as Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet’s collaboration with artist David Choe came to life.
“I said I wanted the dress to be hanging up like a disco ball, because we needed to illuminate all the beading. And then I thought, Hey, let’s have a disco party!” Bendet told Style.com.
The event was attended by a who’s who of the New York City socialite scene, including Nicky Hilton, Selita Ebanks, GIRLS star Zosia Mamet, and sponsored by Dobel tequila, who kept the liquor rolling throughout the night as the crowd moved to sounds from DJ Hannah Bronfman.
Stacey was on hand to talk with Style.com about the collaboration, saying:
“Everyone knows a lot of David’s street art and graffiti, but he’s also one of the most talented painters of our time,” Bendet said. “Last year at Art Basel, he sent me this photo of a painting he did, and I literally thought he had seen the skirt I was wearing. The colors and pattern could have blended right into the print. I told him I thought he would make the most amazing prints for dresses. And he said, ‘Let’s do it.’ ”
Once they hit the stores, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet and David Choe pieces will range from $396 to $998. Starting in April, the skirt and shift dress will be available at Alice + Olivia boutiques and global retailers.
Check out the photos from the event below.
Selita Ebanks brought the glam.
Nicky Hilton played it smart.
Zosia Mamet’s bold brows and bright coat dominated her look.
Brendan Fallis was on the scene to support girlfriend Hannah.
Vashtie made an appearance in an icy blue leather.
Hannah Bronfman hit the ones and twos in polka dots.
SOURCE: STYLE.COM | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty