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Interview and Bottega Veneta Paint the Town Green

Lil Kim.

Last night, icons of the uptown, downtown, and Brooklyn persuasions gathered to celebrate the opening of Bottega Veneta SoHo. The Italian luxury label marked the establishment of its third New York City location with a two-part evening, beginning with champagne sipping at the brand’s new luxury store. The boutique’s design—which features richly-lacquered mahogany accents and stone-and-resin floors hand-crafted by Italian artisans—set the scene for an evening of simple pleasures. Tracee Ellis Ross and Lauren Santo Domingo snapped pictures in a fuzzy green photo cube, while other guests admired the sleek design of Bottega’s new 101 Greene Street location.

Before long, the champagne turned into martinis, and the evening’s mingling came to a close. But in true Interview fashion, the festivities didn’t stop in SoHo. Donning a creamsicle-colored Bottega number, Selah Marley, along with other select guests—Dara Allen and A$AP Ferg among them—made their way to Saint Theo’s, the West Village hotspot, for an intimate Italian dinner. Among those in attendance was Lil Kim, who arrived to a frenzy of paparazzi in a head-to-toe feather ensemble. Our Queen Mother spent the evening cozied up with Interview’s editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg, and became fast friends with Richie Shazam, who was praised by fellow guests for her work on our Winter 2021 cover shoot. Also on the list was the icon (and Interview 1973 cover star) Lauren Hutton, whose signature American Gigolo look transformed Bottega Veneta’s woven Pouch bag into an it-girl staple. Hutton chatted the night away with Tommy Dorfman, who dazzled in a turquoise trench, while the Papi Juice trio sipped champagne decked out in Bottega green. Moses Sumney, whose new album, Live from Blackalachia, is out today, caught up with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who—might we add—looked just as chic in his blazer-and-turtleneck ensemble as he did in our Spring 2020 issue. As the night wound down, Scott Ewalt, the downtown DJ legend, traded his signature rock n roll set for obscure disco christmas hits, prompting guests to hum “Deck the Halls” as they bundled up for the walk home. Below, take a peek at the evening’s festivities.



Tracee Ellis Ross.


Renell Medrano & A$AP Ferg.


Selah Marley.


Moses Sumney.


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.


Lauren Hutton.


Cam Hicks.


Indira Scott.


Mel Ottenberg.


A$AP Ferg and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.


A$AP Ferg, Renell Medrano, Cam Hicks, and Delfin Finley.


Moses Sumney and Selah Marley.



Special Thanks: Polaroid