Thursday, October 9, 2008

Repaved For Paciotti

Cesare Paciotti to reopen Madison Ave boutique with charitable bash

Cesare Paciotti has revamped and redesigned his Madison Avenue boutique, so what better way to celebrate than with (ahem) a cocktail party? On October 16, the luxe new 2,000 square foot flagship will reopen. Inspired by the interior of a jewelry box, it will feature translucent white crystalline marble flooring, a mirrored ceiling framed with a baroque border, and custom-made LED illuminated glass display cases. "It's a new beginning for Cesare Paciotti in the U.S.," said a spokesperson for the brand, "and this renovation and change of layout concept marks a rebirth of the brand."

The boutique, which will serve as design models for all future Cesare Paciotti boutiques along with the recently renovated London store, will carry both men's and women's shoes along with handbags, small leather accessories, eyewear, and jewelry. But though the trademark dagger motif might seem a bit aggressive, not to worry-the designer has a softer side as well. The opening party, which will be hosted by Mary Alice Stephenson, Annabel Tollman, Lucy Sykes, Amanda Ross and Barbara Wilhelm Dwek, will benefit nonprofit organization Free Arts NYC.

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