La Perla's latest swimwear collection and Fred Leighton gems took center stage at a David Stark-designed afternoon event
As featured in Hamptons Magazine.
Sipping cocktails amid the extravagance of the Riviera while watching
an afternoon fashion show seems miles from the laid-back aesthetic of
the Hamptons. But on July 30, several prestigious Hamptonites created
that scene, at a ladies luncheon cohosted by Suzy Biszantz of La Perla
at the prestigious Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club.
Models showcased printed swimwear from La Perla's East Hampton
boutiques and jewelry from Fred Leighton. "We wanted to create
exciting looks that evoked the timeless glamour of the Italian and
French Riviera," said Greg Kwiat, CEO of the luxury jewelry brand.
Event planner and designer David Stark complemented the beachside
setting by dressing tables in a white eyelet fabric enhanced with a
glimmering display of glass cylinders filled with lilies and beach
grasses. "I like to revisit all the standards of a party and
reinvent," said Stark. "Why do anything standard?"
Guests mingled on the deck and enjoyed La Marca procecco before being
treated to an elegant spread from Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs. Following
the meal, guests cooled off with Xanté ice pops and O.N.E. coconut
water. A decadent tasting plate of desserts provided just enough sugar
to spark the end of a beautiful afternoon by the beach - or, as
Biszantz put it, "an excellent way to enjoy an afternoon in the