Vertu, the market leader in luxury mobile phones, and New York City’s premiere nightlife photographer, Patrick McMullan, joined together to host an intimate dinner on January 17th with the city’s social elite at Fishtail in Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side. The dinner followed a private viewing of Vertu’s new beautifully crafted touchscreen phone, Constellation, at its new Madison Avenue boutique.
Attendees included some of Patrick McMullan’s closest friends including: author Alexandra Lebenthal and her husband, talk radio host Jay Diamond; Gilt Groupe founder Kevin Ryan and VP Christian Leone; chief philanthropy officer of the American Museum of Natural History, Peter Lyden; former Vogue editor and co-author of American Beauty, Genevieve Bahrenburg; French entrepreneur and Enigma Polo owner, Jerome Wirth and his wife Olivia Pirovano Wirth; Elle Décor columnist and author, Bettina Zilkha; banker Jamie Figg; Ideal School of Manhattan co-founder, Michelle Smith; artist Andrea Tese and global investment banker, Ilana Seid. Fishtail’s founder and celebrated chef David Burke also joined the group for dinner. Joining Vertu and McMullan for cocktails at the boutique also included celebrated interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield and San Francisco-based venture capitalists Jeff and John Hansen.
At the dinner, McMullan captured moments from the evening using Vertu’s Constellation 8-megapixel camera.
“Whether it’s a woman in a beautiful couture gown or a special moment shared between friends, my job as a photographer is to capture life beautifully arranged,” said McMullan. “Vertu shares this same philosophy in the craftsmanship of their exquisite phones and in the unparalleled level of customer service they deliver to their customers.”
And the end of the evening, each guest was given a key that may unlock a box at the Vertu boutique that holds a new Constellation, a phone that strikes the perfect balance of modern technology and design.
Vertu offers an unrivalled range of exclusive services with Constellation including complimentary 24-hour concierge service, designed to ensure a Vertu owner’s life is beautifully arranged. Vertu owners receive expert assistance, recommendations and priority bookings around the clock. Vertu Concierge can arrange anything from bespoke gifts to unique events and experiences and are 100% committed to fulfilling a Vertu owner’s every request.
“It was so special to have the icon of New York Society photography celebrating Vertu’s new phone, Constellation, with such an elegant evening,” said Casey Gorman, Managing Director, Vertu Americas. “And with renowned chef David Burke joining us for dinner, this night truly captured Vertu’s credo — Life Beautifully Arranged.”
The evening’s elegant décor was provided by Bryan Johnson events and guests received a L’ambre De Bois botanic candle in their gift bag from D.L. & Co.
Vertu is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones. Created to complement the discerning customer’s lifestyle, Vertu offers tailored, luxury services in combination with the finest in design, engineering and manufacture. With three distinct collections – Signature, Ascent and Constellation – Vertu uses innovations in manufacturing technology with traditional technology with traditional craftsmanship, assembling each phone at the company’s headquarters in England. Vertu is available in over 500 stores, including over 70 Vertu boutiques, in 66 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.vertu.com