A Night Out with Jonathan Simkhai

A Night Out with Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai's collection is the first stop for any stylish girl looking to make an entrance, so it makes sense that he would know a thing or two about throwing a chic party.

Case in point: our launch party for the exclusive Jonathan Simkhai Digital Pop–Up Shop. With the Gramercy Hotel rooftop as our setting and the view of the city skyline as our backdrop, we kicked off the summer season with the perfect downtown rooftop soiree. From the cocktails to the guest list, here's how we put it all together.

The Space: Gramercy Park Hotel
With a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline, the Gramercy Park Hotel's terrace set the perfect scene for our downtown dinner party.

The Menu: Mediterranean inspired
We kept it light for a summery night: think a salad of bitter greens with pecorino, followed by seared sea bass and braised red cabbage. The pièce de résistance? A dessert trio featuring a dark chocolate cupcake, white chocolate blondie and berry tart.

The Setting: Fresh and sophisticated
White peonies and ranunculus in silver vases lined our tables with chic, black–and–white place cards. Topping it off: each guest received a special illustration from Blair Breitenstein—AKA @blairz—featuring a portrait of themselves wearing a look from Jonathan's Pre–Fall collection.

The Drink: The Simkarita
A perfect blend of bright lime and smooth tequila. Here's how to mix one up yourself:

  • 1oz Saint Germain
  • 1oz Patron Silver
  • 1oz grapefruit juice
  • Twist of lime
  • Top with soda

The Guest List: Fashion's chicest insiders
We sipped champagne and swooned over the pre–fall collection with stylish friends like DJ May Kwok, Portia Doubleday and model–of–the–moment Nina Agdal.

Photos: BFA

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