In case you were unaware, champagne houses throw really great parties. Like, obscenely great parties. Take, as evidence, last week’s fabulously bubbly Dom Pérignon fete in New York, during which it launched a trinity of new vintages—a global first for the brand. The Vintage 2009, Rosé 2005, and P2 2000 were all uncorked to much toasting and celebration at a swanky soirée held at Irving Plaza, where lucky guests danced, mingled, and sipped—to put it bluntly—pure luxury. The prestigious champagne house went so far as to commission a custom cabaret performance—in three parts, naturally—by Manko Paris, a favorite entertainment destination amongst the fashion set. The scene was very Glamorama, complete with confetti and ’90s house music, and the whole party was as lush and decadent as each glass of champagne served.
Speaking of the fashion set, have you ever noticed how much fashion loves champagne? I mean, we love it. It’s basically our primary source of calories. (It’s not. I just had a cheeseburger for lunch. But stay with me.) Honestly, have you ever seen a picture of a fashion party that wasn’t peppered with glasses of the effervescent drink? I thought not. So while attending a private tasting of Dom Pérignon’s three new offerings with the house’s Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffroy, and Master Winemaker, Vincent Chaperon, I couldn’t help but ask, why is fashion so obsessed with champagne? I figured this pair would have some sufficient answers, given that Dom Pérignon is no stranger to fashion—if you’ll remember, back in 2014, the brand collaborated with conceptual couturier Iris van Herpen, a project Geoffroy called “outstanding.”