The fourth floor at Barneys Madison Avenue was buzzing last night, as guests began arriving for the launch of Tod’s exclusive capsule collection. Barneys CEO Daniella Vitale was in good company, hosting the evening alongside Tod’s CEO Diego Della Valle and Blake Lively, who looked stunning in a Tod’s suede tracksuit. The launch of the collection marks the Italian house’s debut at Barneys, both in store at select flagship locations and online at barneys.com. To celebrate, Tod’s created a special collection of eight Exclusively Ours bags to mark the occasion—including this month’s Must. Have. Bag., the sleek Sella satchel. “We felt it was time to start a relationship in women’s since we were so inspired by the SS18 collection and the incredible detail and craftsmanship of the product,” Vitale says about the new relationship. “Diego and the Tod’s organization run their business like a family, and tonight is the celebration of our wonderful relationship.”

The bags were front and center all evening, as guests such as Naomi Watts and Martha Hunt arrived one after another, each with one of the immaculately crafted Italian designs in hand. The buzzing crowd mingled over Aperol spritzes and charcuterie, and many took the opportunity to get a custom luggage tag created on site by an artisan flown in from the company’s headquarters in Casette d’Ete. Following the festive toasting on the fourth floor, select guests headed up to Freds for a private dinner party.

Scroll on for a peek at the delightful evening, and be sure to check out Tod’s exclusive selection of bags available in store and online. In addition, a special trunk show showcasing the SS18 ready-to-wear collection will be available at Barneys Madison Avenue until March 29, 2018.

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Pictured: Blake Lively

Pictured: Daniella Vitale and Naomi Watts

A Tod’s handbag on display.

Pictured: Alejandra Silva, Richard Gere, and Diego Della Valle

Pictured: Jessica Joffe

Tod’s SS18 collection will be available as a trunk show in store for the next two weeks.

More from the SS18 trunk show.

A gaggle of Tod’s bags, as worn by digital influencers Paola Alberti, Sophie Macks, Danielle Bernstien, Charlotte Groeneveld, and Arielle Charnas.

Lively customizing a luggage tag with a Tod’s artisan.

Freds provided the ultimate Italian charcuterie to graze on before dinner.

Pictured: Diego Della Valle and Barneys EVP of Men’s and Chelsea Passage, Tom Kalenderian

Pictured: Model Martha Hunt

Pictured: Anya Ziourova

The gorgeous table settings up in the Freds private dining room.

Pictured: Blake Lively and Stefano Tonchi

Pictured: Cristina Ehrlich and Angelica Hicks

Pictured: Hamish Bowles and Emanuele Della Valle

Pictured: Naomi Watts and InStyle editor Laura Brown

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