Mercer Street came to life last night as Valentino kicked off New York Fashion Week (a few days early) with a swanky soirée down in Soho. Celebrating their brand new store location at 98 Mercer Street, partygoers stopped by the beautiful new location to grab a cocktail and marvel at the Valentino Prêt-à-Porter Spring 24 collection before crossing the street to get a sneak peek at the Valentino pop-up cafè at Sartiano’s inside The Mercer Hotel.
Over at 99 Mercer Street, the party continued downstairs in the main area of the restaurant as guests were greeted with glasses of prosecco and pink (of course) strawberry French 75s as they descended the staircase. Between bites of cacio e pepe arancini and beef tartare canapés, Lamar Johnson, Nicole Behari, Dylan Sprouse, Jayme Lawson, Jeremy O. Harris, Jemima Kirke, Kiki Layne, Myha’la Herrold, Bowen Yang, Emma Seligman, and Louisa Jacobson were illuminated in Valentino Pink PP light as they discussed which shows they were most excited for and how many NYFW parties you can realistically attend in one night.
Although the party eventually did wind down (late into the night), passersby can still enjoy the festive Valentino PP Pink wrapped windows and specialty menu for one week as the pop-up cafe is open from today until Valentine’s Day only.