I am Dandy: NYC Launch at Bergdorf Goodman Men's Store

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I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman had best of all possible launches in New York City on Oct 10, 2013 at Bergdorf Goodman Men's Store.  Bergdorfs partnered with Brioni, Gestalten, and the New Yorker to make the evening a resounding success!  Special thanks to Balvenie scotch.   Dandy Wellington and His Band - including Michael R. Davis - created the perfect mood as hundreds of us mingled and toasted.  I sat at the table with Natty and signed book after book while friends, book subjects, colleagues, fans, and good looking strangers all came by to say congrats and to pose for a photo.  I wore a custom made teal silk gown made by my sister, Mara Wagner, and Natty wore his beautiful velvet smoking jacket by none other than Against Nature.

Read about it in the Wall Street Journal and Women's Wear Daily.  Natty's press round up here.

Photos by the very talented Jane Kratochvil, and Neil Rasmus of BFAnyc.com - more photos here.

More NYC event dates for I am Dandy open to all:
  
October 20 at Against Nature 6-9pm
November 7 at Fine and Dandy Shop (times to come)
November 18 at the National Arts Club - the opening to a week long exhibit of prints!

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Nick Sullivan and Wendell Brown of Esquire have a moment with the book.

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Natty and I with Peter McGough

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Natty and Glenn O'Brien, who wrote the brilliant preface to I am Dandy

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Sasha Weiss of the New Yorker talking with Thomas Crowley, Matt Fox, and Michelle Coursey

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Todd Barrato of Brioni, and Domenico Spano

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The servers all wore Brioni, of course!

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Dandy Wellington and His Band, with Michael R. Davis on the coronet

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Fyodor Pavlov and Lawrence Gullo dancing in the halls of Bergdorfs 

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Nick Wooster and Ignacio Quiles sign our special copies of I am Dandy

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Mr. Burton signs his pages in I am Dandy

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Cator Sparks makes a splash with Fergus in his arms

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John Vizzone, Jeff Lederer, Fabrizio Capigatti 

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Longtime collaborator, Tyler Thoreson.  I got to meet Gay Talese, Nick Wooster and Nick Sullivan, and many others while on assignment for Tyler at Gilt Manual.

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Ed Hayes, my husband Kelly Desmond Bray, and Andrew Yamato

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My dear friends Matt Fox and Enrique Crame lll of Fine and Dandy Shop

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The Brothers Mueller

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Curator extraordinaire Shantrelle Lewis, who has curated several different incarnations of her Dandy Lion exhibit, and is now working on compiling a book on the same subject.  Watch out!

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I finally got to meet Baron Ambrosia

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Domenico "Mimmo" Spano and Ignacio Quiles

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Michael R. Davis and MAtthew Karl Gale

Then off to the after party at Cafe Tallulah!
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Exhausted but oh so happy!

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4 comments:

  1. Wanderful! I wish I was there. :)
    Massimiliano

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    1. You were there in spirit of course!

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  2. You are Exquisite! And this book and this party are so beautiful! I'm so sad I had to miss it.

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  3. Wow. This is a great party.
    Elegantly beautiful...

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