The trade descended upon the Shangri-La Resort in Paris on Saturday night time to lift a toast to new and longstanding members of The BoF 500, the definitive index of the individuals shaping the worldwide vogue trade, in partnership with Snapchat. Previous mates and new connections gathered within the lodge’s opulent ballroom, a mixture of designers and C-suite executives, editors and entrepreneurs, fashions, film stars and activists.
This 12 months’s gala was essentially the most world but, with members hailing from greater than 35 completely different nations. Amongst attendees had been BoF’s 2022 cowl stars Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Malaysian entrepreneur Vivy Yusof, French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus, Senegalese-Italian TikTok star Khaby Lame, RTFKT-founder Benoit Pagotto, and American mannequin Paloma Elsesser.
“It feels so loopy, it’s such an honour,” mentioned Elsesser. “To be cemented and valued in a listing of 500 individuals on this world group looks like one thing I can add to my legacy.”
“BoF is celebrating inclusivity and illustration, I’m simply so grateful,” mentioned Yusof, who traveled to Paris from Kuala Lumpur expressly for the gala. After seeing her cowl, she was “speechless,” she mentioned. “I needed to be right here.”
The rooms buzzed with dialog because the BoF group mingled over champagne and cocktails. Some posed in entrance of the Snapchat mirrors, taking images with AR filters that remodeled their faces into cartoon avatars. Actors Jared Leto and musician FKA Twigs joined with new BoF 500 members like Ukrainian designer Anna October, footwear designer Amina Muaddi, and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar US Samira Nasr.
“It’s so good to be right here with all people,” Nasr mentioned. “I’m right here to have a good time — we’re all again, and it’s so good to be again in a room with my friends and my work group.”
Later within the night, BoF founder and CEO Imran Amed took to the stage to welcome the a whole lot of company. He then launched Oliver Sim — the previous singer of The xx whose debut solo album Hideous Bastard dropped final month — who gave an intimate efficiency. In a shock transfer, BoF’s personal editor-at-large Tim Blanks joined him on stage to carry out to the delight of a cheering viewers.
DJ duo Chambord and new BoF 500 member Benji B (generally known as a frequent musical collaborator of late design star Virgil Abloh) additionally carried out.
“It looks like a college reunion, with all of the individuals within the higher grades that you just’ve revered and by no means met, or your fellow classmates,” mentioned designer Harris Reed. “It simply feels actually particular.”
On October 1st, 2022, BoF hosted the #BoF500 Gala in Paris in partnership with Snapchat, Arezzo & Co, Shangri-La Resort and OBO.
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