Anyone who has seen Call Me By Your Name knows that Armie Hammer and his costar Timothee Chalamet know how to dance. Fans in Crema, Italy, where the movie was filmed, were even treated to an impromptu dance party in the city center.
The moves were brought out once again, last night, as L’Officiel USA feted the launch of its debut women’s and men’s issue at the Chrome Hearts store in New York City’s West Village. For the occasion, the Los Angeles-based brand — well known for its leather goods and fine jewelry — turned the second floor of its sprawling flagship into an events space, complete with bundles of roses, endless candle light, and two gorgeous black crystal chandeliers. If that wasn't enough, there was an impressive chainmail American flag hanging in the corner (rumor has it its decorated with real diamonds).
The real standout, though, had to be Armie Hammer, who as the men’s issue cover star was the guest of honor, taking the head seat at the celebratory dinner, prepared by Jean Georges. He was joined at the center table by Richard and Laurie Lynn Stark, founders and owners of Chrome Hearts, Benjamin Eymere, CEO of Jalou Media Group, Vera Wang, Etienne Russo, and, of course, his wife Elizabeth Chambers.
Fellow attendees included Petra Collins, Aluna Francis (of Aluna George), Dylan Sprouse, Jahleel Weaver, Anna Trevelyan, Oyinda, Elizabeth Sulcer, Brandon Thomas Lee, Joyce Bonelli, and Mick Rock, who photographed Lana Del Rey for our women's cover.
After dessert, and just as Chalamet arrived from the airport to support his co-star, guests hit the dancefloor to a set spun by New York City’s best, Honey Dijon. They say to never request a song from the DJ, but when Hammer asked for Missy Elliott, Honey made a rare and welcome exception. Who can resist Missy’s “I’m Better”?
As the night raged on, Timothee took his turn as DJ, and played, yep, you guessed it, Cardi B.