Global Hospitality and Nightlife Leader Richie Akiva hosted his 9th annual Met Gala after-party with Riccardo Tisci, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss at the exclusive Casa Cipriani. The epic bash kicked off at 10pm and went all night long with a parade of Met Gala attendees, parading through the grandiose Casa doors straight from the Vogue bash.
The party featured Mark Ronson and Eli Escobar as the premiere DJ duo of the evening, with sets by DJ Tunez, and DJ Obi, and incredible performances by Burna Boy, introduced on mic by Naomi Campbell, and an electrifying featured performance set by Saint JHN and blew guests away.
Throughout the night guests toasted with D’USSE Cognac, featured at the lavish gala affair where guests sipped on D’USSE custom cocktails and D’USSE XO, with Armand De Brignac champagne flowing across the room and dance floor, and CIROC Vodka Spritz served over ice and CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka cocktails such as the CIROC Garden of Eve, DeLeon Black Love and DeLeon Anejo Old Fashioned.
Guests at the bash in addition to the hosts included Vogue UK’s Edward Enninful, Lila Moss, Jared Leto, Normani, Chloe Bailey, Gunna, Kid Cudi, Winnie Harlow, Damson Idris, Terrence J, Christian Combs, NBA Player Russell Westbrook, Future, Chantel Jeffries, Gunna, Carmelo Anthony, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Eli Escobar, Shalom Harlow, Lewis Hamilton, Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz Beckham, Molly Sims, Blake Lively,
Ryan Reynolds, Elon Musk, Venus Williams, the Euphoria cast members, Tommy Dorfman, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Gossip Girl cast members, Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler, Sara Sampaio and many, MANY more. Anna Wintour herself was even rumored to be on her way and in the building. Guests danced and mingled all night at the uber exclusive annual after-party.
Richie Akiva is known for his sought after exclusive parties and venues such as 1OAK, Butter, Up & Down and his new SOCIETE Private Social Club. His annual Met Gala bashes are always a highly coveted invite, and the ultimate New York socialite experience.
Following the Casa Cipriani party was the ‘AFTER THE AFTER’ party at THE BOX which started at 2:30am and was hosted by supermodel Cara Delevigne and Richie Akiva. In attendance was Cara Delevigne and Meg the Stallion, who performed a fun burlesque style number on stage, with guests such as Teyana Taylor, Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, Alexa Demie, Odell Beckham Jr, and many more in attendance. DJ sets at the after party included Zach Bia, Jus Ske and Truth. Tequila was provided by Kendall Jenner’s 818 and Cara’s Della Vita Wines.