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Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier Launch Party

| April 5, 2018 | Parties

On thursday April 5, 2018, Alain Mikli Creative Director, Giampiero Tagliaferri, and Haute Couture Designer, Alexandre Vauthier, celebrated the launch of the Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier eyewear collection with a splashy, 80’s themed party at a Penthouse on Rivington.Guests included Emily Weiss, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, May Kwok, Mel Ottenberg, Michelle Harper, Rita Ora, RJ King, Ruby Aldridge, Tom Van Dorpe, Vanessa Moody, and more.


Drawing inspiration from the Alexandre Vauthier runway and fashion photographers such as Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, the collection delivers the definition of the modern Parisian women. Bold, confident, and sexy these unique designs create glamorous moments reminiscent of 80’s nightlife. The collaboration includes four signature styles; Edwidge, Edwidge Jeweled, Roselyne, and Nadége. The collection is available starting today for pre-sale at Barneys.com, Alain Mikli NYC, and Alain Mikli Paris Boutiques.

“For this collaboration I wanted to create a very distinctive selection of eyewear that felt like a natural extension of my collection and also which complements the confident personalities of the Alexandre Vauthier woman. The women who wear my collections around the world are both sensual and powerful and this collaboration with Alain Mikli was made for these bold and inspiring women. Giampiero understood this perfectly and together we chose these styles that took distinctive details of my couture collection and interpreted them into these varying styles.”

-Alexandre Vauthier, Founder & Creative Director

“Working with Alexandre on this unique collection of eyewear has been effortless and fun. Both brands are quintessential Parisian and share the same values and aesthetic. We combined Mikli’s distinctive and provocative approach to design with Vauthier's powerful vision of a sexy yet sophisticated woman. The fierce styling of both brands exudes strength, power and femininity making this collaboration a perfect fit.”

-Giampiero Tagliaferri, Alain Mikli Creative Director



Photography by: Photography by Getty Images and BFA.com