On Thursday, March 14th, New York City got a sneak peek of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards with a celebratory bash.
Guests shopped first-to-New York and next-generation retail concepts from top global fashion brands and got a first-taste of new culinary concepts from world-class chefs and restauranteurs including Thomas Keller, José Andrés, David Chang, Eunjo Park, Michael Lomonaco, Anya Fernald, Costas Spiliadis, D&D London, rhubarb and more.
Attendees took in the HYxOFFTHEWALL art exhibit – curated and produced by Culture Corps – featuring original artwork by Rachel Feinstein, Will Cotton, Francesco Clemente and many more, inspired by the past, present and future of Hudson Yards.
The evening was punctuated with live performances by New York locals including DJ Paul Sevigny, Waffle NYC, Syncopated Ladies, Caleb Teicher & Company, Industrial Rhythm, Marvillous Beats, Blackout and Brooklyn United.
VIP attendees included Andy Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Alina Cho, Anna Sui, Billy Porter, Boomer Esiason, Coco Rocha, Christiane Seidel, Curtis Martin, Danielle Herrington, Daymond John, Diane von Furstenberg, Don Lemon, Dylan Lauren, Dylan Sprouse, Elie Tahari, Gail Simmons, Heidi Gardner, Karlie Kloss, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Jordan Roth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michele Hicks, Miss Fame, Nicola Glass, Nicole Miller, Nina Agdal, RJ King, Rosie Assoulin, Senator Chuck Schumer, Stacey Bendet, Vera Wang, joined Related Companies executives Stephen M. Ross, Jeff T. Blau, Bruce A. Beal, Jr., Kenneth P. Wong, Kenneth A. Himmel and L. Jay Cross. They received a sneak peek at New York’s most anticipated shopping and dining destination before the official Grand Opening to the public on Friday, March 15th at noon.