Raven Smith is located in The Secret Garden, a blooming oasis in the Dowling restaurant at the Carlyle Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel , Raven Smith was all smiles as close friends turned up to celebrate his second book project: “Raven Smith’s Man” , a half-memoir, half-essay of modern masculinity and the man in his life.
Author Wednesday night, meme guru, cultural critic and Vogue columnist on stylist and designer Michael Dar The court opened in a custom-made Darlington set by Michael Darlington, who greeted guests with martinis and champagne. He flew across the pond from his London HQ to host the US launch of the book, which will be available in July 18.
“People always say manliness is in crisis,” Smith told Vogue as guests poured in. “People talk about patriarchy and masculinity all the time.” In general. It’s exciting to examine my own understanding of masculinity both as an outsider and an insider. Being gay means that I also manage my own masculinity, but I’m also drawn to the masculinity of other men who are different from myself. “
Coincidentally, Smith had another cause for celebration, as that morning A few days ago, he was revealed for the first cover story of British Vogue , the magazine’s August issue featuring TV presenter Maya Jama Starring. “No, it wasn’t planned!
Once guests were seated, surrounded by lush greenery and pink roses by floral designer Winston Flowers, they enjoyed a three-course “Raven Smith’s Men” dinner Meal (u)”, including prawn cocktail, poached salmon and Dowling’s signature fruit cocktail flambé.
Including designer Emily Adams Bode, chefs Andy Baraghani and Laila Gohar, stylist Ian Bradley, new generation art critic Jerry Gogosian, podcaster Chris Black, journalists Sam Hine and Billie JD Porter and Vogue.com editor Chioma Nnadi. All of them brought home signed copies of the book, with Gohar’s copy poking out of her Prada Cleo wallet.
“I know sometimes dinner can feel like a who’s who, but everybody this is a real friend,” Smith said. “And Rosewood, God, I can’t even believe I’m even able to fix this, but for some reason, whatever happens to me, I stand up.”