By  on February 9, 2017
Tiffany Trump at Code.

Code's launch party at 800 Fifth Avenue on Wednesday night attracted a cross section of fashion industry veterans, models, influencers and up-and-coming design talent. There were people from across the political spectrum, including Tiffany Trump and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, just the type of diverse crowd Code founder Moshe Lax hopes will populate the 10,000-square-foot hybrid store, showroom, café and event space when it opens on March 1.

A community for designers with six-month residency programs and support and marketing services, Code's first class includes Christopher Chaun, a janitor at a Boston church, who creates bow ties make from wool, lambskin, denim and silk. "Beyoncé wore one of my bow ties for her appearance on Oprah Winfrey's final show," Chaun said. "I made my first bow tie on the floor of my dining room."

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