- On Saturday, renowned designer Jonathan Adler
previewed his upcoming limited-edition line with Lacoste
during a private pool party at The Estate in Sag Harbor. The weather was Hamptons picture-perfect, guests at the preview included Adler's husband Simon Doonan
of Barney's New York, supermodel Selita Ebanks
! host Andy Cohen
, Lacoste President and CEO Steve Birkhold
and his wife Nicole
, and CWE Media President Charlie Walk
. Gracious hosts as always, EMM Group
owners Mark Birnbaum
and Eugene Remm
mingled and mixed while planning for a long night ahead with friends at their swank nightclub, SL East
in East Hampton.
Simon Doonan of Barney's New York carried his and husband Jonathan's favorite cocktail, an "Irma Bombeck" to their cabana. (Eileen Casey)
As he lounged poolside watching his seven-year-old nephew Harry toss beachballs at floating plastic crocodiles with Uncle Simon, Adler remarked that he loved "creating shit" when asked about his turn as host of "Top Design" on Bravo. "Hosting," he explained with a smile, "was long hours and lots of travel away from home. But it was a great opportunity and I'm glad I did it." He much prefers pottery and this project to design with Lacoste, a process which he said is "more fufilling." The newly Adler-designed logo is bold, playful, and full of color, much like the designer himself and as equally well recieved by party-goers.
Aside from being the first to get a look at the limited-edition line, guests spent the afternoon poolside sipping Grey Goose specialty cocktails and enjoying a delightful grilled lunch, taking a swim, playing a little tennis, trying their hand at a carnival-inspired pop-gun booth aiming to win stuffed crocodiles, and enjoying other outdoor activities such as badminton, ping pong, and croquet! Jonathan Adler for Lacoste will feature a limited-edition run of shirts that gives the iconic French brand Adler's distinctive "happy chic" twist with a needlepoint design overtop an extra-large crocodile logo. The shirts will be available beginning early November, just in time for the Holiday season.
Picture-perfect in the Hamptons. (Eileen Casey)
Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com