Boucheron Under the Bridge
On Monday night, as part of Boucheron’s year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary, the house held an intimate viewing of SpiegelwordÂ¹s Desir show. Held at the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, it was followed by a casual party hosted by Vanessa Traina and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld.
My jeweler friend Simon Alcantara and I arrived early and had a chance to catch up and enjoy the beautiful views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the waterfalls. We then entered a 100-year-old mirrored tent and the show began. The theatrical story, inspired by BoucheronÂ¹s jewelry and history, was portrayed through jazzy costumes, acrobatic acts and beautiful jewelry imitating the house’s iconic designs.
Sitting up close allowed for a great view of the tremendous flexibility of the skilled performers. (Note to self: register for a yoga class tomorrow.) One of my favorite acts—a tribute to Josephine Baker—featured festive twirling hoops and strands of pearls.
All photos by Kristin Somody.