Although the invitation learn garden video games and cocktails, Manolo Blahnik’s summer season soiree had a number of surprises in retailer. Being a Blahnik occasion, the “garden” in garden video games was a scenic backyard on a Rockefeller Heart rooftop at 620 Loft & Backyard, which overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral and affords sweeping views of fifth Avenue. And people “video games” had been as photogenic as they get: croquet racquets branded with Manolo Blahnik logos, an outsized chess set, and enjoying playing cards that includes Blahnik’s whimsical shoe sketches.
Everybody—Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Emily DiDonato, Violetta Komyshan, Amy Tremendous Collins, Angelica Hicks, and extra—had gathered for no cause specifically however there have been a number of issues value toasting. The beginning of summer season and maybe the premiere of Elvis (for which the shoemaker outfitted Austin Butler’s Elvis in slick footwear). Plus, visitors had been nonetheless buzzing over the massive 12 months the label had with a brand new Madison Avenue flagship and a everlasting retailer out in East Hampton.
As for these surprises, halfway by the occasion, supermodel icon Pat Cleveland slinked by the group in a satin robe and a pair of crystal-bejeweled Manolo pumps. She stopped on the entrance of the backyard’s pool to sing a few songs and serenade the group. On her set record was “It’s Unimaginable” by Perry Como.