“It’s amazing to look around here and see the amount of brainpower, influence, and fashion in the same room,” said Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch. The CEO was speaking to a room filled with international editors from various Condé Nast publications, including Vogue and Vanity Fair. Lynch hosted the inaugural Condé Nast Paris Fashion Week reception on Sunday night at Hôtel de Crillon overlooking the Place de la Concorde.
The event was supported by Condé Nast chairman Jonathan Newhouse, and marked the first time that teams from across all editions of the company’s titles came together during fashion week. Vogue US editor Anna Wintour was also in attendance chatting with various editors while they nibbled on mini hamburgers and sushi.
The cocktail reception was held in the 18th-century hôtel particulier’s gilded salons decorated with crystal chandeliers and silk drapes. The hotel is newly renovated under the art direction of architect and designer Aline Asmar D’Amman. The collaborator of the late Karl Lagerfeld, among others, most recently renovated the Jules Verne restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower. Arriving at the event, Asmar d’Amman shared with Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-Chief Manuel Arnaut and Wintour that she felt that culture was a wonderful way to bridge the world while Wintour and Newhouse noted that Arnaut had “put the Middle East on the map.”