Paris Couture Week: Inside Kenzo's Fourth of July Bash With Bradley Cooper, Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze and Bradley Cooper at Kenzo Parfum Party - H 2016
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Spike Jonze and Bradley Cooper at Kenzo Parfum Party - H 2016

Aziz Ansari and Soko also touched down in the City of Light to celebrate the label's new Kenzo World fragrance.

There’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July in Paris than at Kenzo’s annual fete. Last year it was taco trucks and swings in a park, and this year design duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim threw a swanky backyard barbecue in the garden of the Salomon de Rothschild mansion.

Sure it was more a bubbly than beer bash, but Bradley Cooper and Aziz Ansari were among those there to celebrate the brand’s new fragrance Kenzo World with a short film premiere from Spike Jonze.

In the movie, The Leftovers star Margaret Qualley escapes a stuffy party by dancing through the halls of L.A.’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. She finally breaks out by jumping through Kenzo’s famous eye motif, which is also the inspiration for the fragrance's bottle.

The trio are good friends, Leon told Pret-a-Reporter, and Jonze volunteered to do the film after he learned of the concept. "He’s legendary,” said Leon. "It’s fun, independent, has a great spirit and the idea of it is that every girl and boy wants to be Margaret." (Jonze has previously worked with Lim and Leon on a photo exhibit and fashion week play for Opening Ceremony.)

It’s an homage to their hometown, Leon added of the Cali natives.

Guests including Soko, French music director Woodkid and musical artist Petite Meller decamped form the garden to the basement for the film, where servers handed out popcorn and Lim politely asked guests to put down their phones and enjoy the moment. (Is it even real if it’s not on Instagram though?)

The festivities included a performance from Chandelier dancer Ryan Heffington, who then good-naturedly offered lessons to those brave enough to take center stage before the well-heeled crowd went back to sipping champagne under the stars.


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