Christian Louboutin brought the Mediterranean to the East End for a magical day yesterday to celebrate the new Greekaba capsule collection. The Maison invited chicsters to chic waterside hotspot Duryea’s for a midsummer lunch overlooking the gorgeous views of Fort Pond Bay.
Inspired by the vibe of Greek beach clubs, guests of the ‘Loubi Paralia’ were welcomed with signature Ouzo cocktails and traditional dishes including fresh octopus, grilled halloumi, and an overflowing raw bar.
Louboutin had entirely taken over the space, where white linen-clad servers passed around ouzo and rosé. There was also a steady stream of passed bites, including fresh octopus and grilled halloumi. Lounge seating temporarily replaced the deck’s usual picnic tables, and guests, including Minka Kelly, Lukas Gage, Wyatt Oleff, Sophia Lillis, and Larsen Thompson, clustered in groups and mingled.
All the while, DJ Mona Matsouka provided the tunes and only briefly paused for a live acoustic performance from a traditional ‘bouzouki’ player, which transported everyone to a Greco isle if they hadn’t already gotten there with a few sips of ouzo. Of course, everyone sported the colorful new collection; one clever partygoer even used one of the paddleball racquets, festooned with prints from the collection, set up in the lawn-games station, as a Louboutin fan.