The ingredients for a perfect dinner party are simple: good people, good food, good wine. That’s it!

We did our best to follow these guidelines last week, when we hosted a candlelit dinner at our new flagship store to toast Warby Parker’s first official foray into retail. Co-founders Neil and Dave gathered thirty close friends to clink glasses, dig in to market-fresh food from The Fat Radish and celebrate the adventures to come.


Among the lovely guests: Liya Kebede, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Stam, Ivanka Trump, and Kate Spade, who shimmied to music as Alexa Chung and Tennessee Thomas hit the decks in matching black-and-white tea dresses.

The night’s special guest was New York City scholar and poet Timothy “Speed” Levitch, who starred in cult classic film The Cruise and regaled guests with tales of old Soho. It turns out that our new store follows a long history of merchants on Greene Street. We can only hope that our frames do the place proud.

To cap off the celebration, we threw a mega-cocktail party the following night—with Leo Fitzpatrick deejaying, Charlotte Ronson trying on glasses, and Mickey Drexler touring the premises. The night wound down as any party should: with a giant cake and some inappropriate dancing to A$AP Rocky. Cheers!



Photos by Kevin Tachman

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