An old brand and a young brand celebrated store openings on opposite coasts on Thursday night. Bottega Veneta, the 50-year-old fashion house helmed by Tomas Maier opened its second maison in Beverly Hills, while the five-year-old shoe company with a cult following, Aquazzura, celebrated its first brick in mortar in New York. Following cocktail events at each shop, the designers both invited a smaller crew to iconic hotels in each city for dinner and dancing. Here, a side by side comparison of the two events.
The Designers Bottega Veneta: Tomas Maier, who has been the brand's creative director since 2001.
Aquazzura: Edgardo Osorio, who launched Aquazzura in 2011.
Location, Location, Location
Bottega Veneta: The brand's second maison touched down on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA.
Aquazzura: For his first store, Osorio selected Madison Avenue in Manhattan, NYC.
Dinner for two (or more)
Bottega Veneta: 85 guests dined at the Tower Bar in the Sunset Tower Hotel.
Aquzzura: 100 people were invited to dinner at a suite inside The Carlyle Hotel.
Bottega Veneta: Hollywood stars from the big and small screens.
Aquazzura: New York society types.
Bottega Veneta: Screenwriter Mitch Glazer and his wife, actress Kelly Lynch.
Aquazzura: Siblings Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild.
The Goody Bag
Bottega Veneta: Instagram-worthy views.
Aquazzura: Signature Aquazurra stationary.
And for Dessert
Bottega Veneta: Family-style sundaes.
Aquazzura: Creme brûlée.