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A Letter From the CEO: Winter 2017

Jason Binn welcomes you to the Winter 2017 issue

If you can believe it—because I barely can—it’s time to talk holiday. And regardless of what you’re celebrating this season, there’s no doubt it’s a festive time filled with family, winter getaways and most of all: amazing gifts. Not that I’m one to only focus on material things, but it was especially fun for our team to put together this year’s gift guide, which features everything from an Aston Martin to a beautiful Fabergé egg. But before we get into what I’m asking for this year, it goes without saying that there were more than a few happening moments worth mentioning this past fall.

For one, New York Fashion Week was as much a whirlwind as it was an amazing time to reconnect with some of my most fashionable friends. For DuJour’s annual fashion week celebration, my longtime friends Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber hosted an unforgettable night at one of the Gerber Group’s hottest spots, Mr. Purple on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The happy couple—and parents to next-generation supermodels Kaia and Presley—hosted an evening that was truly fit for the city’s most stylish set, and the Casamigos tequila didn’t hurt either. Throughout the rest of the week, I also got the chance to spend quality time with my partner-in-crime Gene Simmons.

And although not all our activities can be mentioned here, I can definitely say this year’s NYFW was one for the books. Richard Mille’s The Bridge event was also the perfect excuse to make one last trip to the Hamptons in September. The event combined contemporary art with amazing automobiles—a kismet pairing—and was held at the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit. And not too much longer after fashion week, the DuJour team also had the special opportunity to celebrate our Fall 2017 cover star Uma Thurman (and her Broadway debut) at the Magic Hour rooftop at the newly opened Moxy Hotel. Good friends and notable attendees included Real Housewives of New York’s Dorinda Medley and Ramona Singer, Baccarat’s Ward Simmons, David Yurman’s Maria Valim and actress and Page Six’s Tashara Jones—per usual, a great turnout for yet another gorgeous cover star.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Winter issue without our annual Oscars predictions. I pride myself and DuJour on our ability to pick out the best-of-the-best before the buzz hits the awards circuit. This year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites actresses including Nicole Kidman for Killing of a Sacred Deer, Carey Mulligan for Mudbound and Lily Collins for To the Bone. They say that only time can tell, but in our case, time means team DuJour. And speaking of, we’re so excited to welcome team member Cameron Chalfin to our circle. A force of nature, team DuJour continues to prove itself as unstoppable in every way.

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