Moonriver Screening of Diane Vreeland's: The Eye has to Travel

Sujata Assomull Sippy , 03 Jul 2013
Masaba Gupta, Sunil Sethi and Sujata-Assomull Sippy
Masaba Gupta, Sunil Sethi and Sujata-Assomull Sippy

The capital’s chicest concept store, Moonriver is celebrating its tenth year in the business and is going through a facelift of sorts.

Peter & Cecile D'Ascoli and Jaideep SIppy
Peter & Cecile D’Ascoli and Jaideep SIppy

They will be unveiling their new International Fashion floor where brands such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Marni and Zadig and Voltaire will be available and their topmost floor will house Abraham and Thakore’s concept store.

Anand Bhushan
Anand Bhushan

They have also introduced the concept of a monthly salon involving – book readings, film screenings, art workshops and pop up shops adding a real Lifestyle element to the store. This Sunday was all about Diana Vreeland. The ultimate style icon, Vreeland was an editor with Harper’s Bazaar for 25 years before becoming Editor in chief of Vogue and then went on to be a consultant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Her ideas are still an inspiration to all of us in fashion. Which is why when Moonriver’s Radhika Gupta asked me to host a salon, I decided to do a viewing of the docu-film, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel”. As she said, “Style is everything” Style is a way of life, without it, you’re nothing.”

Masaba Gupta, Narresh Kukreja, Shivan Bhatia and Siddharth Mehra
Masaba Gupta, Narresh Kukreja, Shivan Bhatia and Siddharth Mehra

The film played to a packed house — there was Fashion Design Council of India’s President Sunil Sethi, designers Masaba Gupta, Ruchika Sachdev, Payal Pratap, Shivan and Narresh, David Abraham, Anupama Dayal, Rakesh Thakore, Anand Bushan as well as style mavericks Edward Lalrempuria and Jivi Sethi.

Anupama Dayal, Cecile D'ascoli and Sujata Assomull Sippy
Anupama Dayal, Cecile D’ascoli and Sujata Assomull Sippy
David Abraham, Radhika Gupta and Ammu Kannampilly
David Abraham, Radhika Gupta and Ammu Kannampilly
Gauri Kohli
Gauri Kohli
Caroline Young
Caroline Young
Himanshu Shani & Cecile D'Ascoli
Himanshu Shani & Cecile D’Ascoli

After the inspirational movie everyone enjoyed a glass of sparkly and some canapés while previewing the International Fashion Floor at Moonriver.—and most agreed that this film was an inspiring away to start the week.

Masaba Gupta and David Abraham
Masaba Gupta and David Abraham

As Masaba said, “Events are normally about drinks and socializing. This was different as you really learnt a lot from this film.”

Kevin Nigli and Mayank Mansingh Kaul
Kevin Nigli and Mayank Mansingh Kaul
Gautam Sinha and Ruchika Sachdeva
Gautam Sinha and Ruchika Sachdeva
Tahir Sultan and Sujata Assomull Sippy
Tahir Sultan and Sujata Assomull Sippy
Payal Pratap Singh and Radhika Gupta
Payal Pratap Singh and Radhika Gupta
Merrymin Boro and Rod Anker
Merrymin Boro and Rod Anker
It seems like the fashion industry in the capital may have been looking for more than just another party!

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