Last night, Pharrell Williams and Nigo hosted a glittering dinner party in New York City. Joopiter—the revolutionary, digital-first auction house founded by Williams last year—launched its sixth sale: From Me to You, curated by Nigo.
60 White Street, a dramatic loft in Tribeca, served as the ideal venue for an evening of art, conversation, and connection. Diptyque Paris candles perfumed the airy space, which was populated by the city’s most celebrated tastemakers. Painter Mickalene Thomas and photographer Tyler Mitchell chatted with gallerist Hannah Traore. A smoky-eyed Cara Delevingne oozed British sophistication in a black blazer and dark plaid trousers. Designer Wes Gordon and artist Paul Arnhold mingled with the many creatives and cool kids.
As Grey Goose martinis circulated, attendees surveyed the spectacular lots, including Louis Vuitton trunks signed by Takashi Murakami and an outrageously sized Hermès Birkin bag. The walls were adorned with vintage Levi’s, including a pair from the 1920s expected to sell for up to $70,000.
After a buzzy cocktail party, guests moved upstairs to the elegantly set tables. The feast was prepared by Nami Nori.
Williams rose to thank his guests and team. “Joopiter has become a function not only of my life but a lot of people’s lives,” Williams said. “[By] creating a machine that can help to facilitate a transaction of energy from one place to the next, from one story to the next.”
As the hour neared midnight, guests began to trickle out. With them, they took a customized vintage Levi’s denim jacket, numbered in a limited edition of 100. Perhaps, in a hundred years, those jackets too will be worth a fortune.