American Express partnered with global superstar – and forever our N*SYNC heartthrob -- Justin Timberlake, for an unprecedented, experiential listening party for his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Man Of The Woods. New York City’s Skylight Clarkson Square (the fashion week hub) was transformed into a moody forest setting to keep in line with the album’s theme, which Justin claims is inspired by his son's name, Silas. Phones were confiscated at the door, which truly felt like a painful social experiment, but it allowed JT and wifey Jessica Biel to comfortably mingle with guests. Sadly, no one got their selfie with the "SexyBack" pop star (save for everyone's favorite Stranger Things kid, Gaten Matarazzo!).
Catering was provided by world-class restaurant, Noma, serving quirky gastronomic bites like ants with black garlic and rose oil, and grasshopper filled aebleskiver. Serious "man of the woods" vibes. Over the course of the two day listening party, notable guests included Jessica Biel, Dianna Agron (Glee), Charlamagne Da Alexandra & Theodora Richards, Garrett Hedlund (Netflix’s Mudbound), Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), Zosia Mamet (HBO’s Girls), and models Delilah Belle and Bonner Bolton. Click through to see photos!
[Photos courtesy Getty for American Express]