H&M Throws A Party Aboard The Majesty For Matthew Williamson: Models, Socialistas, A-Listers, And Sailors On Deck

by JULIA LOVALLO · April 29, 2009


Rather than suffer through a slow economy, retailer H&M seized the opportunity last night to go all out and throw a spectacle to honor the launch of the amazing Matthew Williamson-designed collection for them. After arriving and walking down a glittered carpet flanked with gorgeous models dressed as sailors saluting you, all were escorted aboard a luxury yacht docked at the South Street Seaport. The interior was decked out to a theme that can only be regarded as "a shimmering Copacabana on The Loveboat", and that’s an understatement. Click below for more story, party photos, and celebrity arrivals...

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Spotted on the decks were Mary-Kate Olsen, Adrien Brody, Olivia Palermo, Patricia Field, Helena Christensen, Erin Fetherson, Alexis Bledel, Daria Werbowy, Chanel Iman, David Schwimmer, and many more. Paper Magazines Mr. Mickey, Timo Weiland and Keith Lissner were all either grooving to the sounds of the spotlight performer Grace Jones, or sipping late-April piña colada’s from hollowed out pineapples (yes, adorned with umbrellas, orchids and flamingos). There was some late night drama, as the crowd was buzzing with the possibility of Grace Jones declining to perform (something about money? something about her performance time being too early?) close to the stroke of midnight. All was amended, and although only three songs were performed, the three elaborate costume changes made up for it. It should be noted, after all this excitement, this legendary icon truly delivered, and so did the collection, and the party.