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Alice + Olivia Summer Kickoff Celebrating World Pride

The designer women's retailer went all out for the cause.
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Aquaria, Stacey Bendet

As the Pride celebrations continue, everyone seems to be hopping in on the fun. To celebrate the limited-edition Alice + Olivia PRIDE tee, the sales of which benefit The Trevor Project, Alice + Olivia hosted a summer kickoff party at Industria Studios in New York yesterday on June 18th.

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Stacey Bendet, chief executive officer and creative director of Alice + Olivia, hosted the exclusive list of guests that included Sofia Richie, Dominique Jackson, Aquaria, Ruby Aldridge, Richie Shazam, Huma Abedin, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Lady Bunny, Mia Moretti, Leigh Lezark, Jenny Mollen Biggs, Jason Biggs, Margot, Amanda Googe, Ken Downing, Emm Arruda, Issa Lish, Julia Van Os, Marija Zezelj Dani Evans, Jovel Ramos, Amirah Kassem, Deray Mckesson, Maripol, Jeanette Hayes, Satchel Lee, Caroline D'Arcy Gorman, Blu Detiger, Molly Austin, Venus X, Tessa Hilton, Alexis Jae, Jenné Lombardo, Harvey Newton Haydon, Scottie Thompson, Sabine Heller, Chiara De Rege, Marina Bejarano, and more.

The party drank, ate, and danced the night away in honor of the LGBTQ+ community. Guests indulged in SVEDKA Vodka’s rainbow portfolio and customized Pride-themed cocktails crafted with the help of Drag Queen Tina Burner and ate Williamsburg Pizza’s in rainbow boxes. Pose’s Dashaun Wesley, the “King of Vogue,” led Voguers on the scene who gave guests a performance to remember while dancing to the beats of DJ’s Ruby Aldridge and Lady Bunny. Murder Bravado was on site at the party with a DIY Tie-Dying station, and Hanky Panky, also a supporter of The Trevor Project, had a colorful unisex customization station. Allswell, another partner in Pride Month, brought their rainbow Pride mattress to serve as the fun photo moment. Alice + Olivia tapped Drøme, a magazine creating safe spaces for the queer community, as a media partner and issues were distributed to guests at the party to promote the publication's commitment to community inclusion. 

All in all it was a successful night, another win for the LGBTQ+ community, and here are pictures to show!

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