Last Friday, to celebrate the grand opening of our Madison Avenue Flagship and to kick-off NYFW we invited all our fashion friends, celebrities and vip guests for a first look inside the uptown townhouse.
Adorned in everything from archival Chanel to vintage Galliano, from yours truly, models and luxury vintage lovers alike lined up to preview some of our never before seen rare accessories and ready-to-wear. As quoted from Chanel Iman to Vogue, "I want them all. Everything in here is just—it’s all perfect."
The new Madison avenue flagship features a split level dedicated to the heritage brands of Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel and Gucci. If you can’t make it to the upper east side shop our curated Uptown capsule collection online.Co-Founder Seth Weisser, Lais Ribeiro, Elsa Hosk, Chanel Iman, Gretchen Mol, Co-Founder Gerard MaioneNadine Leopold and Devon WindsorThe Birkin Wall on the upper levelChanel Iman and Nina AgdalGuests enjoyed our signature cocktails Madison Margarita and Uptown Cosmo presented by Absolut Elyx and Avion Tequila.Posted: February, 2019
For us to say that you missed the party of Art Basel would feel like we are bragging. Vogue said it best: "Throwing an event on the final night of festivities meant there would be a lot to live up to. But leave it to What Goes Around Comes Around, the fashion world’s favorite vintage hot spot, to rise to the occasion." True, the "raucous" party was indeed at capacity with celebrities, long-time supporters, and special guests and "everywhere you turned, there were Medusa motifs, leopard prints, and satin bomber jackets." Also, true -- "when the DJ played the Migos song “Versace,” the courtyard became a massive dance floor." However, there were a few other things you missed.
The Victoria Secret model graced our presence sans the wings which proves there are angels on earth and they like Versace.
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Many of our guests showed up selfie-ready because they didn't know who, like Cuba Gooding Jr. here, would pop by the mansion.
Collectible. Rare. Iconic. That's how we describe the 18 looks in the Gianni Versace Retrospective and 150 vintage Versace pieces we collected for our special capsule collection of his work. This 90s runway jacket features Byzantine influences in the form of heavily embellished crosses and jewel-tone beading. A similar style jacket was also featured at The Metropolitan Museum's 'Heavenly Bodies' Exhibition, amongst other Catholic-inspired designer pieces.
We were excited to partner with Bentley Motors for our 25th anniversary event. The esteemed brand still hand builds the finest luxury performance cars in the world and will be celebrating its 100th year in 2019. Parked outside of the event were two custom one-of-a-kind Bentleys that exemplified Bentley's commitment to luxury and their acute attention to the finest details.
Who could pull off an event like this, you ask? What Goes Around Comes Around co-founder Seth Weisser, editor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Erica Zohar, and co-founder Gerard Maione. Who wouldn't want to shut down Art Basel with a few of their fashionable friends like supermodel Helena Christiensen, mega-influencers, and fashion and art insiders. Next year, will you be on the list?Posted: December, 2018
To celebrate the life and the legacy of Gianni Versace in Miami, we curated a retrospective of some of the designer’s most iconic pieces for a 24-hour takeover of the former Versace Mansion. In collaboration with Bentley, we invited special guests inside for guided tours, luncheons and an epic party. Special guests included models Helena Christensen, Isabeli Fontana, Devon Windsor, actors Rosario Dawson, Cuba Gooding Jr, and more. Our last event in celebration of our 25th Anniversary, guests got to experience Versace’s impact on fashion, art and architecture in Miami during Art Basel.
Isabeli Fontana and Helena Christensen
Custom Bentleys on display outside The Villa Casa Casuarina, the former Versace Mansion
La Fleur Bouquets provided flowers for the event
Roger That, Shaun Ross, and Rosario Dawson
What Goes Around Comes Around co-founder Gerard Maione, Faith Schroder, Cambrie Schroder, and co-founder Seth Weisser Joy Corrigan
Isabeli Fontana, Shaun Ross, and Joy CorriganPosted: December, 2018
Few designers have transcended to such mythic status as Gianni Versace, an Olympic figure not solely in fashion but culture as a whole. Today, Gianni is still remembered for epitomizing maximalist glamour and decadence, just as he did when he founded his namesake brand in 1978. Favoring bold color and flamboyant patterns, Versace traded in subdued elegance for baroque prints with a gilded playfulness. Even Greek antiquity references became dizzyingly grandiose under Versace’s Midas touch. With an intense curiosity about the new, Gianni absorbed the world around him and projected those dreams onto every design, creating a fully realized world culminating in his Miami mansion now known as Villa Casa Casurina.
Gianni’s runway shows were a fusion of craft and culture that illuminated an electric world of rock, art and sexuality unseen in luxury. He harnessed public attention by tapping into the power of celebrity with star-studded front rows and helped launch the glamorous spectacle of the 1990s supermodels. The attendees on and off the runway demanded as much attention as the clothing. His shows sent shockwaves through the industry and set the standard for what the fashion show is today.
What Goes Around Comes Around is pleased to present our curated collection of Gianni’s greatest hits. Each piece speaks to an iconic facet of Gianni’s legacy where more is never enough and all that glitters is, most certainly, gold. It’s plain to see his expressive energy and spirit reflected through every silk print and studded frock. This broad range of Gianni’s work celebrates Versace’s lifelong dedication to dressing confident, fearless men and women unafraid to express themselves and be seen.
"We have an exciting event planned in Miami during Art Basel," said Seth Weisser, co-founder and CEO of What Goes Around Comes Around. "We envisioned celebrating our 25th anniversary in our core retail demographic cities, Miami being one of them. The Versace Mansion came to mind as a perfect venue to create something extraordinary, so we are taking over the property with a series of special events and an installation of iconic archival Gianni Versace pieces. We’ve curated a special capsule retrospective in celebration of the work of Gianni Versace! You can’t help but feel the impact Versace had on fashion in South Beach. It inspired us before we became business owners and it still inspires us now. This will truly be a full circle moment."Posted: December, 2018
Jessica Wang of NotJessFashion.com has the perfect recipe for a kid-friendly holiday: cozy family gatherings, lots of sparkle, and a few adult-only outings. See what she's up to this season.
What are you looking forward to this holiday season?
One of the things I am looking forward to most is a fully furnished home. We moved into our home about a year ago and picking out the right furniture and decor has been challenging to say the least. I'm excited that's it's finally coming together. I'm also looking forward to hosting holiday get-togethers with friends and family as well as spending lots of quality time with the kids.
What are your holiday plans?
I'm mostly planning to take time off to relax and unwind, but I will be traveling to Paris and eastern France for a week over the holidays.
What gift are you most excited to give this holiday?
It's so easy to go to a major retailer and purchase something that's widely available, so I'm constantly looking for ways to find thoughtful and unique gifts. Lately, I have been into antique shopping and scouting vintage goods, so I'm most excited about gifting a specialty vintage find. I'm such a sucker for one-of-a-kind gifts that can't be found elsewhere.
How do you keep adults and children happy during the holidays?
This is always the hardest part of the holiday season, but I think it's all about balance. I do try to spend quality time with my kids, but I also schedule date nights or girls' night out in between. We often have to shift back and forth. However, finding activities that both adults and children will enjoy are also a great way to keep everyone in a good mood. Activities like Christmas tree shopping, baking, or decorating the tree together are some of my favorites.
When it’s time to leave the kids at home, what is your go to holiday party look?
My go-to holiday party look is all about making a statement, so I love bold colors, sequin, and metallic fabrics. However, if I want to keep it low key, I'll go with a classic LBD or velvet dress.Posted: December, 2018