Calvin Klein Spring 2009 Collection Launch and 40th Birthday bash at Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
16 December 2009 Words and Images: www.misociety.com.au
It started as a trickle and very quickly became a stampede as excited guests stilettoed along Walsh Bay Wharf to board the ferries taking them to Sydney Harbour’s Cockatoo Island.
Invitations for the occasion of the Calvin Klein 2009 Spring Collection Launch and 40th Birthday Party created much buzz around our harbour city. With the promise of a spectacular lighting installation by artist Jonathan Jones in the cavernous ex jail and boat building sandstone monolith on the now public Cockatoo Island, expectations were high.
We weren’t disappointed.
Calvin Klein had collected together Sydney’s most stunning female and male models and posed them within a kaleidoscope of white florescent light tubes. Naked skin was certainly the dress code here. Apart from the models being clad only in CK underwear, our male waiters for the night were from the ‘Topless’ agency and all were brilliantly exhibiting the exact shade of ‘polished bronze’.
A never ending fountain of Verve Clique flowed, platters of bare breasted guys tried to distract us with food and the music pumped. Girls wearing shoe boxes struggled with the uneven floor surfaces, handbags were held for attention and those seeking the limelight certainly did so.
It’s said it was the party that saved Sydney’s party scene (whatever that means). For MiSociety it was a hell of a party. Orchestrating a ‘do’ of this magnitude (and having it come off so successfully) is quite an accomplishment and all involved are to be congratulated.
Cockatoo Island has certainly arrived as not only the venue for large scale shindigs but also as a destination for locals and visitors to visit and learn a little more about this fabulous city’s heritageClick on an image for the bigger picture and details. All images are copyright and may not be reproduced without permission. To buy photos MiSociety