Aquazzura Toasts New York Store With Princesses, The Hiltons & More

Aquazzura Madison Avenue Store Party
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When guests arrived at Aquazzura’s new Madison Avenue digs on Thursday evening, they were welcomed by some special guests outside the store: four male models who were wearing the brand’s lace-up pumps.

Aquazzura Store Opening Party The royal attended Aquazzura’s dinner at The Carlyle. Courtesy of Brand

It was a fitting statement for Edgardo Osorio’s New York debut, and Aquazzura drew a big crowd to the event at its opulent new boutique. Later, at dinner, many more notable guests arrived, including Princess Beatrice, Peter Dundas, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Leandra Medine, Princess Olympia of Greece, Josh Schulman, Linda Fargo and others. In total, more than 100 guests dined in the Carlyle dining room, and some continued celebration upstairs in a private suite.

Aquazzura Store Opening The Roberto Cavalli designer leaving the Carlyle. Courtesy of Brand

The designer knew he wanted to make a grand entrance into the Upper East Side with his boutique.

“I wanted it to be a church of shoes,” Osorio told FN for the story, noting that his inspiration was Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Church. The result? A stunning 2,221-sq.-ft.-space that features striking columns, dazzling gold light fixtures and, of course, plenty of standout shoes. It was designed by interior designer Ryan Korban.

Leandra Medine Aquazzura Store The blogger was in the house for Osorio’s dinner. Courtesy of Brand
Aquazzura Store Opening Party Lauren Santo Domingo, founder of Moda Operandi, came out to support the designer. Courtesy of Brand