No Selfies Please at Dolce & Gabbana Mercer Street

by Natasha Wolff | November 9, 2018 1:00 pm

The Dolce & Gabbana Mercer Street[1] location in New York City goes beyond your average shopping experience. With neon signs, cheetah print lounges and glamorous fashions adorning the store, it feels like a millennial’s mecca. But by introducing their unique event series earlier this year, the store has truly been transformed into a luxurious cultural hub in downtown Manhattan.

Valery Kaufman (Matteo Prandoni/

Each bi-monthly event is slated to focus on music, art, photography, food or film. The last event at DG Mercer Street was hosted by artist Chloe Wise[2] and included a Drink & Draw experience where guests were able to draw Dolce & Gabbana male models.

For the third and most recent event in the series, D&G brought to life their No Selfies Please activation, hosted by celebrated photographer Emanuele D’Angelo[3].

Emanuele D’Angelo (Matteo Prandoni/

No Selfies Please encouraged guests to ditch their phones and indulge in their beautiful surroundings. In exchange for avoiding self-documentation (sometimes easier said than done) guests were awarded with portraits from D’Angelo[4]. With an eye for catching his subjects in the most authentic light, D’Angelo was an obvious choice to partner with D&G on this event. His works were on display throughout the boutique and the aesthetic was almost too perfect; it felt as though the photographs had been there all along.

Angel, Dren (Matteo Prandoni/

With notable attendees including DJs Angel and Dren, Clara McGregor, Ivy Getty, Ari Lennox, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and others, the night proved to be interactive and glammed out.

Main photo credit: Matteo Prandoni/

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