[Leo Schmid, Tommy McFly, Nicholas Stefanelli, Lucien Zeigler, Chris Pontius] [David Arbuthnot]
Gant unveiled their spring/summer collection of menswear last night to a packed house of fashionistos at their Georgetown store, which used to be Saloun. Five Gant guys [DC United's Chris Pontius, Thrillist's Leo Schmid, radio personality Tommy McFly, chef Nicholas Stefanelli, and Saudi-US Trade Group's Lucien Zeigler] were dressed head-to-toe in the brand's punchy, preppy attire.
Guests enjoyed brews from DC Brau, passed bites, wine, champagne, and 30% off all merchandise. Gift bags contained GANT By Michael Bastian and Gant Rugger sunglasses and signature GANT fragrance.
Gant CEO David Arbuthnot appeared to be surprised by the turnout. "We were wondering where all these cool people came from!" he told Guest of a Guest. "After several parties at stores this year, this was probably the one with the best energy." Arbuthnot joined Gant two years ago after working at Christian Dior.
Guests included: David Arbuthnot, Kate Bennett, David Van Fleet Bloys, Rachel Cothran, Douglas Geller, Tony Hudgins, Kristin Verter Ikenson, Dejan Jakovic, Tommy McFly, Chris Pontius, Leo Schmid, Nicholas Stefanelli, Holly Thomas, Arienne Thompson, Scott Thuman, Ethan White, Lucien Zeigler, Jacqueline Akoko, Shauna Alexander, John Arundel, Brannen Blazer, Jamie Bowersox, Irina Boyar, Christina Cody, Courtney Cohen, George Foulard, Hugo Gamino, Sophie Gilbert, Dannia Hakki, Maha Hakki, Daniel Heider, James Kennedy, Richard Lee, Caroline MacMillan, Nina Olivetti, Catherine Pitcher, Isabel Price, Greg Schlachter, Marissa Schneider, Julie Sorenson, Daniel Swartz, Michelle Thomas, Michael Woestehoff.