BLACK GOLD: Come New York Fashion Week in February, certain showgoers will be able to unwind over the smoothest vodka and one of the pricier baked potatoes on the planet.
Caviar Kaspia, a Paris institution and a magnet for fashion types, is to open a pop-up location at Spring Place, a workspace and membership club in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood, from Dec. 7 through to the end of the nine-day runway schedule.
Show producer Alexandre de Betak is transforming Spring Place’s Sunken Living Room space into a re-creation of the landmark restaurant, founded in 1927.
Betak said he wished to re-create the “timeless and old-fashioned feeling of Kaspia” while “adding the twist of a mirrored ceiling to double the experience.”
The temporary location kicks off Kaspia’s 90th anniversary celebrations.
Spring Place debuted its $20 million renovations during fashion week last September, hosting more than 30 shows and events. It is adjacent to Spring Studios.
The 120,000-square-foot facility and workspace-membership club, cofounded by Francesco Costa, houses a full-service photo studio, event space and creative agency, among other features.
Spring intends to open future branches in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Milan, London and Paris.
The multifaceted business is cultivating a network of photographers, stylists, media and advertising companies that are using its space for a variety of purposes. It has hosted Calvin Klein and Jason Wu shows and several magazine parties.
Costa, chief executive officer of Spring Place, said de Betak’s company, Bureau Betak, “managed to completely re-create the Parisian experience” with the temporary Kaspia outpost.