To celebrate the opening of its first watch and fine jewelry boutique in the US, Chanel hosted a diamond and jewelry-worthy party, with celebrities, fashion favorites, “It” girls and more flocking to the space. Fifth Avenue for a private dinner and party. after the boutique cocktail.
Guests included Carey Mulligan, America Ferrera, Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Olsen, Katie Holmes, Seth Meyers, Natasha Lyonne, Lucy Boynton, Whitney Peak, Sadie Sink, Phoebe Tonkin, Amandla Stenberg, Cazzie David, Tommy Dorfman, Molly Gordon, Rachel Brosnahan, Rose Byrne, Taylour Paige, Victoria Pedretti, Zazie Beetz and many more, who had a hard time tearing themselves away from the neighboring cocktail shop before heading to the party space next door, which was rumored to be a former Abercrombie & Fitch.
“It was so beautiful and the chandeliers really blew me away,” Washington said of the store.
She was dressed for the evening in a fine jewelry necklace, which she had paired with a strapless Chanel dress.
“I’m amazed by this,” she said.
When asked how wearing Chanel made her feel, she responded “classic, iconic, elegant, chic.”
For Mulligan, wearing the brand makes her feel “like an adult.”
“It is, it’s kind of elegant and classic and I think there’s something about it that seems quite timeless.”
Mulligan, who is nominated for an Oscar this year for her role as Felicia Montealegre in “Maestro,” said it was actually a coming full circle moment to be at the Chanel event in the middle of its awards season.
“That’s why tonight is so interesting, because Felicia wore a lot of Chanel and I wear Chanel in the movie. Chanel made us that costume for the movie. So Andrew (Mukamal, her stylist) has been referencing a lot of original designs from the ’40s and ’50s that Felicia could have worn. Schiaparelli made a new version of a 1940s dress, and there are other pieces that nod to that.”
“You’re so amazing,” Taylour Paige told Rose Byrne when they were introduced by her publicist, making Byrne blush.
“Can you tell I’m new to heels?” Gracie Abrams asked photographers as she posed in a pair of Chanel.
After the cocktail hour, guests went upstairs to sit down to dinner, where a plate of oysters was followed by a shot of vodka, to accompany the caviar and twice-boiled potato. By 10 p.m., the ice cream sundaes and towers of desserts had been passed out, and the crowd descended the stairs for the grand finale: a performance by Abrams, fresh off his appearance at the Grammys.