When Athena Calderone hosts a dinner party, you know every inch of it will be highly photogenic. This was exactly what happened on Friday evening at Amagansett’s beach. She hosted a sunset dinner on the sand to honor her long-time friends and collaborators Nicky Zimmermann and Simone Zimmermann.
String lights created a canopy overhead while plush poufs surrounded a low table which was dressed in a white eyelet tablecloth—a textile inspired by Calderone’s very first dress by the designers. Also, a yellow textile motif that was reminiscent the sunset was made into scalloped edge napkins.
For dinner, the tastemaker served a BBQ meal inspired by the Zimmermanns’s native Australia. Missi Flowers florals, however, were hyperlocal. “The inspiration for the florals came directly from the surrounding wild foliage found in the Amagansett dunes—seagrass, beach plum, dainty and delicate Queen Anne’s lace,” explained Calderone. “Most everything, in fact, was local—even the rocks that held down our menu and name cards were gathered from the beach!”
Naomi Watts, Emma Roberts and Casey Fremont were there to enjoy all the beauty.
Two noticeably absent individuals were Nicky and Simone of Zimmermann—who were back home in Australia but fully represented via the gossamer floral frocks on all the bodies of the guests and the easy elegant spirit of the night. “With Nicky and Simone being unable to attend, I wanted them to have a presence in every facet of this dinner,” Calderone continued. Mission accomplished.