Zegna and the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. must have tons of fans.
Billed as an intimate gathering for the launch of the companies’ new Essenze Collection fragrance, the event at the Zegna Fifth Avenue store in New York City Monday night drew an overflow crowd that included bold-faced names such as Ed Burns, Peter Facinelli, Dan Abrams, Josh Elliott, Jesse Palmer, Scott Conant and Kelly Rutherford, as well as industry executives including Jim Gold and Russ Patrick of Neiman Marcus. Solange Knowles served as DJ for the evening and guests were treated to cocktails inspired by the quintet of men’s scents that were in turn inspired by the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture collection.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"