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Peter Nygård is not just a sportswear aficionado. He also knows how to throw a good party and throughout the years, has met a slew of celebrities, from Sidney Poitier and Robert DeNiro to Cybill Shepherd and Fabio.
This story first appeared in the December 11, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Hollywood is almost a second home for Nygård. Each year, he hosts the annual Night of 100 Stars Academy Awards party, which draws the Hollywood set to the Beverly Hills Hotel and benefits Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation.
But that’s not the only place he gets to schmooze with the glitterati. Nygård also entertains at his lavish 5-acre estate, the Xanadu-style Nygård Cay Bahamas Resort, which, in the past, has played host to such figures as former President and First Lady Bush, DeNiro, Michael Jackson, Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew and Beverly Johnson.
“After seeing Nygård Cay, I am not living large enough, I reckon,” said Oprah Winfrey on her show last year.
Here, pictures from his personal archives.