Pop the champagne: Veuve Clicquot has finally made its way to Los Angeles.
On Oct. 27, the champagne house opened the doors to the Veuve Clicquot’s Solaire Culture Exhibition right on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Taking over what was recently the Louis Vuitton 200 Trunks exhibition, the new showcase presents 250 years of history of the French-born brand.
Ahead of the public opening, Veuve Clicquot welcomed the Hollywood elite for a grand reception on Oct. 25. Guests included Gal Gadot, who donned a black-and-white Michael Kors dress; Gwenyth Paltrow, who arrived wearing a Carolina Herrera dress paired with Jimmy Choo heels and Laura Harrier opted for a black Tory Burch dress.
Other attendees during the evening included Ella Balinska, Abigail Spencer, Willow Smith, Chloe Bennet, Samantha Logan, Sam Richardson, Ava Capri and more.
While enjoying music from DJ Ella Balinska, guests got an exclusive first look at the contemporary art commissions by 10 female artists from around the world: Yayoi Kusama, Sheila Hicks, Tacita Dean, Cece Philips, Monique Frydman, Moyoco Anno, Pénélope Bagieu, Inès Longevial, Olimpia Zagnoli and Rosie McGuinness. Each artist created a unique piece of art inspired by Madame Clicquot and the emotional power of the sun.
During the reception, savory bites were also prepared by an all-female lineup, including Jeanne Cheng, Lenora Marouani, Brooke Williamson and Nancy Silverton. Guests enjoyed food and glasses of champagne in the Yellow Café, of which proceeds will be donated to Regarding Her Food while the exhibit is open.
Veuve Clicquot’s Solaire Culture exhibit is now open until Nov. 17. Complimentary tickets can be reserved online for guests 21 and over. In addition to art, the space features boutique souvenirs, bespoke bite paired with Veuve Clicquot cuvées, and immersive vineyard experience and archives that glimpse into the life of Madame Clicquot.
Also in celebration of Madame Clicquot and the champagne house’s 250 anniversary, Veuve Clicquot released its newest vintage. La Grande Dame 2015 is its 24th vintage and aims to exude optimism and free-spirit. In collaboration with Italian ceramicist Paola Paonetto, the special bottle comes in six different colorful gift boxes made with Paonetto’s paper clay technique.
See more of the reception above.
Veuve Clicquot’s Solaire Culture Exhibition is located at 468 N Rodeo Dr 902010.
Photography by: Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot