Bon Appétit kicked off the “Feast or Fashion” event series during New York Fashion Week with an intimate dinner to fete designer Rachel Roy. With Fashion Week 2013 closing and her runway show today, it was a perfect way to start the week in with taste with style! (Photo above, left to right: Natasha Bedingfield, Rachel Roy, Adam Rapoport, Mercedes Masohn, Chrissy Teigen)
The celebration was held at sunset on the rooftop of the NoMad Hotel in Manhattan, with interiors by acclaimed designer Jacques Garcia. The Nomad Hotel is NYC’s newest luxury “it” boutique hotel. Located where Madison Square and Grammercy Park intersect, it is an exciting venue in what New Yorker’s call the “Nomad” neighborhood, defined by its hotels. After opening in late March 2012, it has hosted several notable parties, including a prominent fundraiser for President Obama.
Rachel Roy on the Roof Deck at the NoMad Hotel
Guests at the Rachel Roy dinner started with Bombay Sapphire and the aromatic and rarely served Pinot Meuiner from Chandon. After dark, the forty VIP guests sat at a long banquet table decorated with fresh dahlias and feasted on lobster minestrone and slow cooked chicken with chanterelles & black truffle, prepared by chef de cuisine, Abram Bissell.
So who of fabulousness was there? AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries), Adam Rapoport (Editor in Chief of Bon Appétit), Gabrielle Union (Think Like a Man), Kyle MacLachlan (Made in Jersey), Mercedes Masohn (666 Park Avenue), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef), singer Natasha Bedingfield, Chrissy Teigen, Hilary Rhoda, Margherita Missoni and Jamie Tisch, Hannah Bronfman, Stefani Greenfield and Richard Dickson.
Chase Sapphire, the credit card, presented the concept “Feast or Fashion.” Supporting sponsors include: Bombay Sapphire, Chandon, Elizabeth Arden, Essie, Euphoria Calvin Klein, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Laura Mercier, OPI, Santa Margherita wines and Seagram’s Sparkling Seltzer Water.
Rachel Roy’s Spring 2012 Collection is bright and energetic, just like her personality. You can see her where her inspiration comes from on her Glamour blog. For a sneak peak at photos from the runway show, feast your eyes on this!
Photo credit: Andrew Young