Michael Kors Hosts Dinner at 10 Corso Como
A star-studded crowd descended upon the Seaport District to celebrate the Spring 2019 collection.
The Seaport District was home to not one, but two glamorous affairs on Wednesday, September 12: in the morning, the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2019 runway show made its debut on the waterfront at sprawling Pier 17, and later that night—a few cobblestone-laden steps away—a party was unfolding in the newly unveiled 10 Corso Como. There, inside in the historic Fulton Market building, Michael had called upon a bevy of celebs to help celebrate the Spring 2019 runway collection and mark the arrival of Carla Sozzani’s iconic Milanese retail mecca with a cocktail party and dinner.
Those bold-faced names included Tiffany Haddish, whose entrance set off a flurry of flashbulbs; Rose Byrne, who chatted with fellow actress Alice Eve; and Grace Elizabeth, who appeared on the Michael Kors runway earlier that day — as well as Cynthia Erivo, Bee and Francesco Carrozzini, Carolyn Murphy, Karen Elson, Aerin Lauder, Candy Pratts Price, Princess Olympia of Greece, Caroline Wozniacki, Alex Pettyfer, Harley Viera-Newton, Anna Ewers, Soo Joo Park, Derek Blasberg, Larsen Thompson, Tina Leung, Bibi Zhou, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Caro Daur, Tamu McPherson, TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann.
Sozzani’s pioneering concept store opened in Milan in 1991 as a first-of-its-kind retail experience that mixed fashion, food, art, music and design—she had envisioned a place where people could slow down, sip a coffee, read a book and shop. With locations in Italy, Korea, China and Japan, the latest outpost in New York’s Seaport District—and the first in the U.S.—features a bookstore, restaurant and gallery, as well as design objects, fashion and accessories, including a group of special, luxe-edition pieces by Michael Kors. Up for grabs are two versions of the iconic Bancroft bag—both crafted in exquisite black alligator—as well as Daphne leather and alligator slides, the epitome of laid-back luxe.
“We have made the Michael Kors Collection in Italy for decades—I’ve always had an affinity for Italy and for Carla,” Michael said. “And what better way to welcome this iconic store to my town?”
Guests snapped selfies and sipped cocktails beneath glowing light fixtures in the restaurant and bar designed by Sozzani’s partner, the American artist Kris Ruhs. Blooming white anemones decorated each table, mirroring the striking circular motifs seen throughout the store’s whimsical interior—a visual trademark since its inception. Then, it was time to eat, and guests cozied into leather booths to dine on Italian specialties: quadrati di melanzane, gnocchi, branzino, pollo arrosto and tiramisu. Benvenuto, 10 Corso Como. Arrivederci, New York Fashion Week.