Volkswagen And ASMALLWORLD Host Dinner To Honor Design Greats At Bobo

by guestofaguest · March 26, 2009

[The dinner's honorees-Andy Spade, Maria Cornejo, Alice Temperley, Antony Todd. All photos by JOE SCHILDHORN for PMc]

ASMALLMAGAZINE, the new culture rag of online community ASMALLWORLD, along with Volkswagen, hosted a dinner honoring four design greats at Bobo last night.  Honorees Andy Spade, Alice Temperley, Antony Todd and Maria Cornejo were handpicked for their innovative achievements in the world of design.  An eclectic mix of guests turned up to toast the designers, from prestigious power players of the old establishment...

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Robert Burke, Eric and Kimberly Villency, Elle's Anne Slowey, T magazine's Horacio Silva, artist Mark Borthwick, designer Cynthia Rowley and husband Bill Powers—to the colourful characters of the new guarde—threeASFOUR's eccentric trio, chic gallerist Amy Greenspon, stylist Natasha Royt, Art Production Fund's Casey Fremont and artist Todd diCriucio...

Ogled by patrons downstairs as they arrived, a bevy of 'It' girl fashionistas turned up to support their peeps: Julia Reston-Roitfeld, Sophia Hesketh, Poppy Delevigne and Lauren Goodman were guests of Brit designer Alice Temperley and her husband Lars. While ASMALLMAGAZINE's editor-in-chief Sabine Heller, Melissa Bent, model Kiera Chaplin and Serena Merriman donned dresses by cult-favourite Maria Cornejo.

Model/actress Byrdie Bell dared to wear the edgiest ensemble of the night—a white sequined vintage top that she purchased on eBay.

As to the real purpose of the night: "There are the people with new designs and new ideas, and we wanted to bring them all together," explained  Volkswagen's Laura Soave. "The new VW CC is all about bringing sharp, edgy but long-lasting design into our everyday lives," added Sabine Heller. "The designers we are honouring have a similarly enduring effect in these fleeting times." Crammed into the upstairs of the West Village hot-spot, the revelers mingled, danced, noshed on roast chicken and apple crisp and raised lemony vodka concoctions, courtesy of Double Cross, till the midnight hour.

To the delight of many party-goers, celebrating design on this night was fun and a guilt-free experience; doctor Malcolm Lloyd explained, from his perch at the bar, that there are health benefits to drinking vodka.  "It's good for you," he insisted.  We'll raise a glass to that.

Valerie Boster, Meredith Melling Burke, Eugenia Gonzalez

Natasha Royt, Waris Ahluwalia, Sabine Heller

Cynthia Rowley

Melissa Bent, Amy Greenspon

Poppy Delevingne

Robert Burke, Ann Dexter Jones, Antonia Thompson

Serena Merriman, Anastia Rogers

Amy Greenspon, Derek Blasberg

Rebecca Guinness, Gabi (ThreeAsFour)

Maria Cornejo, Laura Soave, Serena Merriman

Andrea Castheno, Alice Temperley, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Kimberly Guilfoyle Villency, Eric Villency

Maria Cornejo, Alice Temperley, Antony Todd