The Art of the Party: David Stark’s Book Launch

Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Tuesday night was a bustling one at Bergdorfs, where Martha Stewart Weddings’ Celebrations Expert Darcy Miller hosted the launch of Event Designer David Stark‘s latest book The Art of the Party, and the premiere of Paper Tales, a collection of one-of-a-kind art pieces created exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman by David Stark design.

Linda Fargo; Robert Verdi; Angel Sanchez; Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch; Caryn Zucker; Adam Glassman; Mary Vertin; and Millie Martini Bratten were among the many boldfacers who paid a visit to BG’s seventh floor to sip some  rosé wine (it is almost summer, after all), to get their books signed, and to watch the Avalon Jazz Band, which proved so popular that they continued to play well past the official 8pm end time.

The author and President/Creative Director of David Stark Designs, who shares a number of his favorite tips and party memories in his latest book, told AVENUEinsider that it took only about six months to put the book together. “I would love to say that it took a really long time, but actually it came together pretty quickly,” he said. With Memorial Day just around the corner, we can’t wait to put his expertise to use and throw that perfect summer soiree!


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