TOMMY HILFIGER CO-HOSTS THE SERPENTINE SUMMER PARTY
Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], sponsored the 2016 edition of The Summer Party at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, on July 6, 2016. Tommy Hilfiger co-hosted the event alongside actress Salma Hayek, former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, socialite Sir David Tang, architect David Adjaye, entrepreneur Matthew Freud, architect BjarkeIngels, entrepreneur LalitModi, Serpentine Director of Summer Programmes Julia Peyton-Jones, and Serpentine Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist.
“Art has been one of my greatest sources of inspiration since the beginning of my career,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Co-hosting this year’s The Summer Party is a fantastic opportunity to support the artistic community, and celebrate some of modern art’s most incredible talent. From painting and photography to sculpture, architecture, music and performance, the Serpentine Galleries bring all forms of artistic expression together in one incredible setting.”
Each year, the gallery invites an internationally-acclaimed architect to create a temporary summer Pavilion, and this year’s design was realized by Danish architect BjarkeIngels. The structure was inspired by an “unzipped wall” which has been transformed from a straight line into a three-dimensional space, and it is currently on display in Kensington Gardens.
“The Summer Party is renowned for bringing together leading figures from a variety of different worlds and we are especially excited that Tommy Hilfiger is partnering with us this year,” said Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of Summer Programmes, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries. “As well as creating one of America’s most iconic brands, which is synonymous with summer, Tommy Hilfiger is a globally-renowned figure whose long-term commitment to art and education chimes with the Serpentine’s long-held maxim of ‘Art for All’.”
Guests enjoyed a live performance by Tobagonian singer-songwriter Calypso Rose and DJ sets by 2ManyDJs, Josh Ludlow and Jenny Bastet, ErolAlkan, and Andrew Hale.
Tommy Hilfiger wore a custom ivory gabardine, single-breasted tuxedo jacket with a black silk faille cuff, peak lapel and covered buttons, with black tuxedo pants by Tommy Hilfiger Tailored.
Ms. Elizabeth Hilfiger wore a navy blue slip dress with a floral blazer by Hilfiger Collection.
Model Naomi Campbell wore a custom designed midnight blue degradé striped floor-length gown with vintage glass beads by Hilfiger Collection.
Actress Sienna Miller wore a white silk spaghetti strap dress with T-bar high-heeled sandals by Hilfiger Collection.
Singer Ellie Goulding wore a long-sleeved white and gold chiffon dress with metallic shoes by Hilfiger Collection.
Model Immy Waterhouse wore an embroidered satin bomber jacket with an embroidered shirt, white wide-leg trousers and nautical high-heel booties by Hilfiger Collection.
Model Georgia-May Jagger wore a custom designed slip dress with degradé sequin embroidery by Hilfiger Collection.
Model Toni Garrn wore a white blazer with printed silk pajama shorts and braided sailor high-heeled sandals by Hilfiger Collection.
Presenter Poppy Jamie wore a printed chiffon bias-cut tea dress with sequin detail by Hilfiger Collection.
Model Sam Rollinson wore a red spaghetti strap pleated dress with a navy blazer and metallic high-heeled booties by Hilfiger Collection.
Singer SharleenSpiteri wore a navy silk nature print caftan by Hilfiger Collection.
Actress and dancer Cressida Bonas wore a navy chiffon tea dress with sequin bow pumps by Hilfiger Collection.
Model and actress Tamsin Egerton wore a red silk pleated tea dress by Hilfiger Collection.
Presenter Laura Jackson wore navy printed pajamas by Hilfiger Collection.
Model Maddi Waterhouse wore a floral silk tea dress by Hilfiger Collection.
Actor Jamie Campbell Bower wore a white linen suit by Tommy Hilfiger Tailored.
Tennis player Boris Becker wore a bluedrill cotton suit by Tommy Hilfiger Tailored.
Photographer Josh Ludlow wore a grey striped suit by Tommy Hilfiger Tailored.
Lady Amelia Windsor wore a navy blue halter-neck dressby Hilfiger Collection.
The event was supported by digital activations including a takeover of Tommy Hilfiger’s Snapchat channel by fashion blogger Camille Charriere, and a specialized Tommy X Serpentine Snapchat filter.
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