Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party

Hermes Beverly Hills reopening party
Jessica Alba, Teresa Palmer, Jennifer Tilly, Balthazar Getty Among 600 Others at an Hermes Extravaganza

 

 

Hermes reopened its Beverly Hills boutique Sept. 3 with serious fanfare, beginning with trumpeters, French horn players and the brilliant Project Bandaloop players to rappel down the 3-story white marble storefront, performing somersaults and dance moves along the way.

Hermes execs Axel Dumas, Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Robert Chavez, Henri-Louis Bauer, Veronique Nichanian and Denis Montel took care of the traditional ribbon-cutting, so that guests could peruse the elegantly redesigned interior and then move off to Culver City’s 3 Labs production space for an extravaganza of an after-party.

And while I’ve had the good fortune to attend lavish shindigs in my life, the Hermes after-party lifted the bar new heights.

More than 600 party-goers crossed over a boardwalk into another world, lit by a full moon, with food carts offering caviar and other treats, plus a seaside café, sketch artist, portrait photographer, vintage car for a virtual ride down Rodeo Drive, and much more. In one room dancers burst onto a stage set to tap dance numbers out of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In a “pool room,” bathing beauties performed synchronized swimming vignettes, in addition to posing for snapshots with guests. (I, of course, didn’t miss my chance for a few snapshots with the great-looking guys either.)

Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party
And to celebrate Hermes heritage, a library bar featured displays of Hermes goods once custom-made for Princess Grace, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and others.

(To get an idea of the festivities, check out the photos on this page and in the gallery below.)

Among others attending the shindig were Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Rosetta and Balthazar Getty, Jennifer Tilly, Teresa Palmer, Scout Willis, Suzanne Saperstein (now a champion Latin dancer) and Robert Rodriguez CEO Nicola Guarna, fashion designer Amber Sakai, jewelry designer Loree Rodkin, Decades owner Cameron Silver; Colleen and Bradley Bell, Sally and Michel Perrin, Laura and Casey Wasserman, Christine and Gabriel Chiu, Gabrielle and Christophe Choo, NJ and Mark Goldston, Maurice Marciano and Cio Soler, Liane and Richard Weintraub, Steve Roth and Kaayla Cevan, Alan Casden, Bruce Meyer, Princess Dellal al-Saud, Bettina Korek, Lauren King, Sue Nevin, Maria Bell, Leslie McMorrow, Wendy Stark, Donanne Kasikci and many more.

Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party

 

Top photo: Jennifer Tilly poses with several bathing beauties at the extravagant Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party (photo, SocietyNewsLA.com)

Second photo: Cutting the traditional ribbon before the Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party were Hermes execs, from left, Denis Montel, Veronique Nichanian, Axel Dumas, Robert Chavez, Pierre- Alexis Dumas, Henri-Louis Bauer and Patrick Albaladego (photo, Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages)

Third photo: Cash Warren and Jessica Alba at the Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party (photo, Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages)

Fourth photo: Cameron Silver of Decades and fashion designer Amber Sakai at the Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party (photo, SocietyNewsLA.com)

 

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Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party

Hermes Beverly Hills ReOpening Party

Published Sept. 4, 2013 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA