The stars turned out to celebrate the highly anticipated alice + olivia capsule collection with the late Neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The collaboration, made possible through a partnership with the Basquiat Estate, serves as the second capsule collection from Bendet that supports the CFDA Foundation Inc.
“Stacey Bendet has been a valued member of the CFDA for a long time” says Steven Kolb, CEO and Creative Director of the CFDA. “We could not be more appreciative for her work to help us in our cause to advance up-and-coming fashion designers. The extraordinary support we will be receiving from the brand thanks to this initiative is invaluable to our organization.”
In a pioneering moment for the fashion industry, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet, in partnership with Samsung and Curalate, activated a virtual reality see-now-buy-now experience at the launch event for the alice + olivia x Basquiat CFDA capsule collection. With the help of Curalate’s newest technology (currently in beta), Reveal 360°, and Samsung Gear 360, event attendees and the global online a+o community are tour, explore and shop the #AOXBASQUIAT exhibit via a series of immersive shoppable 360° content.
As the doors opened at The Hole Gallery at in NYC, the global a+o community was granted unique access to see inside the exclusive event and shop the limited edition #AOXBASQUIAT CFDA capsule collection via a series of interactive 360° content -- now live on AliceandOlivia.com.