The UNIQLO Global Flagship Opening

by Sophie Russell · October 14, 2011

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    Last night guests gathered to celebrate the opening of UNIQLO's global flagship store located at 666 5th Avenue. UNIQLO's founder and CEO, Tadashi Yanai, along with the 'Made For All' cast helped celebrate one of the most anticipated store openings of the year.

    UNIQLO has grown to be a household name in New York with pop up stores across the city and partnerships with MoMA and Friends of the High Line.

    Guests were treated to a sneak-peek of the clothes UNIQLO has become known for, drank custom-made Kanon Organic Vodka cocktails along with enjoying musical performances throughout the evening. They also participated in a traditional Japanese sake barrel breaking to celebrate the brand's heritage.

    The evening started with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6pm with Glenn Lowry, director of MoMA, as a guest speaker. Guests at the event included Susan Sarandon, Santigold, Sharon Jones, James MurphyJennifer Missoni, Jacob Dekat, Prince Chenoa, Sky Nellor, Tinsley Mortimer, Stephanie Field, Martha Hunt, Teruyo Yanai, Phillip Bloch, Robert Verdi, Thom Filicia, Fern Mallis, John Varvatos, Malik So Chic, Theodora Sopko, Brian Cumley, Nomi Ruiz, Andrew Andrew, and many more.

    [Malik So Chic; Sharon Jones]

    [Susan Sarandon; John Varvatos]

    [Tadashi Yanai, Nobou Domae, Shin Odake, Yasunobo Kyogoku]