Topshop On 5th

Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne

Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne

“This transformation is spectacular,” said singer Sophie Auster, dressed in a bright red Topshop jumpsuit, as she took in the extravagantly decorated Grand Central Station. The New York landmark was all decked out with purple lights and giant bunches of white roses for Topshop’s celebration of their 5th Avenue flagship, which opened its doors on November 5th. As guests filtered in for cocktails, Paris Hilton greeted Topshop CEO Sir Philip Green. “I’ve known Philip and his family since I was a little girl, and I’ve been shopping at Topshop in London since I was a kid,” she said. “Philip knows how to throw a party.” She wasn’t lying: moments later a curtain rose to reveal a line of trumpeters heralding the start of a dinner and three epic live performances. The first was Lionel Richie, who took the stage to jumpstart the party. “If there’s ever a person in the world who enjoys all of what he does, it is Philip,” said Richie, as he sat down at the grand piano to play his hit “Easy Like Sunday Morning” for an enraptured audience that included Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Ciara, and Poppy and Cara Delevingne. After the main course was served, Green stood up with tablemate Cara to introduce British sensation Jessie J. As J opened her set with her hit song, “Nobody’s Perfect,” Cara grabbed pals Hailey Baldwin and Hailee Steinfeld and rushed to the front of the stage to dance. Atlanta de Cadenet, Laura Love, and Harley Viera Newton soon joined the jiving group. As the night concluded with a performance from Nick Jonas and desserts like gold eggs filled with ice cream circulated the room, Grand Central truly lived up to its name.