RICCARDO TISCI CELEBRATES HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE WITH BEATS BY DRE
At what was maybe the most epic birthday party of 2014, guests including Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, Beth Ditto, Jefferson Hack, Tati Cotliar, Bobby Gillespie, Katy England, Joan Smalls, Edward Enninful, Harry Brant, Peter Brant Jr, Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott, Giovanna Battaglia, Frankie Rayder, Mariacarla Boscono, and Anna Dello Russo flocked into the Los Olivios horse stud farm in Ibiza Friday night for Riccardo Tisci's 40th birthday party. Frenzied Instagramming ensued.
Beats by Dre gifted Riccardo Tisci 24ct gold Pro headphones for his 40th birthday, presented to him by Naomi Campbell at the party, which went with a VIP Studio 74 disco party theme (the year Riccardo Tisci was born), but with a "Black Subversive Glamour" dress code.
*The farm in Ibiza was covered in white roses.
*A huge mirror ball hung above a massive white floral "RT Star."
*All walkways were lined with candles, tracing the venue in the dark Spanish night.
*On Riccardo's arrival at the party 40 white balloons were released.
*Guests were welcomed by a solo Spanish guitarist.
*The cake was four-tiered, white, and with one candle.
*Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell led the singing of "Happy Birthday."
*Kanye West serenaded him with "Niggaz in Paris," "Turn Up The Lights," and "Gold Digger," then led a birthday cheer
*Justin Bieber was one of the first to arrive at 10pm
*Many guests partyed until 6am
*Justin Bieber left with Kendall Jenner
*Special video messages from the following were played, featuring friends who could not make it wishing Riccardo a great night:
Alicia Keys, Anna Wintour, Anne Hathaway, Florence Welch, Jake Gylenhaal, Julia Roberts, Marina Abramovic, Steven and Liv Tyler, and Kanye West (giving the impression he wasn't coming, saying sorry he coudln't be there. He later appeared on a balcony to announce that Riccardo Tisci is the only fashion designer who "takes it to the streets" and that he's "making shit in Paris that the hood can related to" He went on to discuss how much Tisci's work has inspired himself, Virgil Abloh and Don C, and how influential to his culture and generation Tisci has been, finishing by saying "Friends Forever!").
Riccardo Tisci wore black Dr. Martens boots customised with crosses and skulls and his gold Beat Pros. Kanye West wore the same black shirt as Riccardo (by Givenchy) featuring a circle of white roses motif on the breast pocket. Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Kendall Jenner all arrived in black Givenchy, adhering to the dresscode.
VIPs could interact with Beats x Riccardo Tisci Instagram birthday booth with a special icon photo frame and specially created hashtag #RTBeats40 and @RTBeats40 with every VIP being able to add #'theirname' and @'theirInstagram.' All guests could take home their personal photos. Kris Jenner was spotted deep in convo with Justin Bieber in the Instagram booth.
“I am grateful to have spent my 40th birthday in Ibiza in the company of Beats by Dr. Dre," said Tisci. "They made the celebration unique and memorable. Music is at the core of my creativity, so it was only natural for me to have Beats by Dr. Dre involved. And to celebrate in Ibiza, one of my favourite islands in the world, surrounded by loved ones, just made it all complete”
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photography Stephane Feugere courtesy Beats by Dre