Versace Soho Boutique Opening Party: Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Alexa Chung
“This is so exciting, and it looks amazing!” designer Christopher Kane said of Versace’s new boutique in Soho, which celebrated its door-opening with a bash attended by some of the label’s biggest celebrity fans. Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, and Alexa Chung (in Versus, pictured with Kane) stopped by to check out the Jamie Fobert-designed space, while Lady Gaga, Princess Charlene of Monaco, and Karolina Kurkova all feted at a private dinner at the Waldorf Towers. “The whole concept of behind the shop is that it’s much lighter, even though it’s Versace,” added Kane, who designs Versace’s Versus label. “It’s not too small, not too big. It’s just a great space.” The store mixes signature Versace elements—like a Roman basilica-inspired tiled floor imported to southern Manhattan via Italy—as well as a modern cool-girl approach, like white walls and a plexiglass suspended corridor. “There’s a different dymanic here,” Kane added. And it’s true for the clothes, too: This location stocks exclusive T-shirts emblazeoned with iconic Versace imagery co-designed by Kane and Donatella Versace, like the one Kane is wearing. Visit the store at 160 Mercer Street in New York City.
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