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“It’s very of-another-world, almost extraterrestrial,” Iekeliene Stange mused on Wednesday night. She was dead-on, describing “Cocoonase,” an art piece created by Iris van Herpen for Dom Pérignon. The piece is an accompaniment to van Herpen’s limited-edition gift box and label, created to encase the brand’s 2004 vintage. “It looks alive,” Stange continued. The piece does; like a shiny metal alien organ with a gushing metallic liquid pooled around it. Carmelo Anthony, Paz de la Huerta, Bryan Greenberg, Joe Jonas, Michael Avedon, Stella Schnabel, Athena Calderone, Zani Gugelmann and Lauren Remington Platt all stopped by the unveiling, held at Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The warehouse was coated in a thick, sticky dew and all manners of neon green lighting. Electric fans purred from each corner of the room, cooling the sweaty partygoers crammed inside. The icy Dom also helped. Most eventually retreated to the pebbly courtyard, where van Herpen herself made her rounds. “The movement is created by a magnetic field, which is from nature,” she said of the soot-colored liquid, which flows on the outskirts of the piece. “It’s defined by nature and it’s always evolving, and that’s the same with the wines, so I tried to make a piece of art that was constantly changing, too.”

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