Event Post: Marc Jacobs Dinner & FW11 Presentation
15 October 2011

Event Post: Marc Jacobs Dinner & FW11 Presentation

On Wednesday October 12th, Marc Jacobs threw an Appreciation Dinner party cum Fall/Winter 2011-12 presentation for all their VIP customers as well as some members of the press. Held at Teeq restaurant, located at the rooftop level of Lot 10, it was certainly a classy and romantic setting.

The invitation



The table setting

While waiting for the show to begin, we feasted on Crostini and Sambal, followed by “Othello”, which is actually squid ink risotto with king abalone mushroom topped with Canadian bay scallops, and lump fish caviar as our starter. The main course was a choice between Australian tenderloin served on a bed of mash with wild dark mushroom ragout and buttered foie gras, or honey glazed Cod, served with Fried Herb-scented mushrooms and baby brassica. And for our sweet indulgence at the end, mascarpone mousse with dark chic beignets served in a martini glass, and cookies and coffee to finish.

Halfway through our main course, without any warning, the spotlights lights just flashed and the runway show began, with “Beautiful People” as its soundtrack. The catwalk, however was rather slippery, due to the smooth mirrored surface, and the models were trying really hard not to slip, which resulted in dragging their feet at times, creating scuff-marks on the runway. This might not have been as obvious, if it wasn’t for my seat right beside the runway.

The runway

Straight after the runway presentation, Syafinaz came onto the stage to perform a total of 4 songs: “Summertime”, an opera aria which I have forgotten the name of, something from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” with a heavy drum beat added to it giving it an up-tempo, which really showed her vocal prowess… I mean, those arpeggios were so pitch perfect that I wanted to scream “Bravo!” and give her a standing ovation. She ended her performance with “Time to Say Goodbye”.

Snapshots of artisans working on the iconic “Stam” flanked both sides of the “bag corridor” where we could preview the latest FW11 collection.

What a truly lavish affair it was indeed! Thanks Club 21 Malaysia for having me!