Fashion at Lincoln Center Presents an Evening with Louis Vuitton
November 2017. New York City, Alice Tully Hall at The Lincoln Center
For the fourth time, Empire was honored to partner with Lincoln Center for their annual Fashion at Lincoln Center Gala, taking place at Alice Tully Hall. This year’s gala was An Evening with Louis Vuitton, honoring the brand’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, Nicolas Ghesquiere.
On-stage remarks were made by Steve Swartz, Glenda Bailey, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany and Nicolas Ghesquiere himself. Guests in attendance included Nicole Kidman, Jayden Smith, Michelle Williams and Sophia Turner among many others.
The event featured a headline performance by French singer-songwriter and visionary, Woodkid, performing five songs including his track ‘OTTO’ that was specially composed for Louis Vuitton’s Paris fashion show and Nicolas Ghesquiere. With the support of a hand-picked 38-piece orchestra, custom-made set design and a surprise guest appearance by iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve, Woodkid and the accompanying ensemble received a standing ovation from the exuberant crowd after delivering one of the most unique performances to ever grace the Alice Tully Hall stage.
Following the stage program and performance, guests were invited into the Hall lobby for dinner, where the elegant table settings were surrounded by a multi-media installation featuring various Louis Vuitton content curated specially for the event.
Empire was responsible for all stage program and performance production, curating the orchestra, facilitating off-site musical rehearsals, set-design, technical production, lighting design and the lobby installation, amongst other elements.
Empire is a leading producer of high-end events for luxury and fashion brands and is proud to partner with Louis Vuitton, Lincoln Center and Woodkid on this highly successful event.