They may say that the clothes make the man, but when the guy in question is Russell Westbrook, he hardly needs the help. Not only has the OKC Thunder point guard been named the All-Star Game MVP a record-breaking three years running, he also manages to rival his on-court success with his off-duty style game. So when we heard he was coming out with a men’s fashion book, Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers, we had no doubt that it’d be a slam-dunk.

Last night, Westbrook joined Barneys at our Downtown flagship for a series of three back-to-back events to celebrate the book, which publisher Rizzoli releases this week. It was a natural fit, since our own Simon Doonan wrote the book’s foreword. First up, Russell sat down with Barneys CEO Daniella Vitale for a chat about the book and his personal style. Next, we greeted a long line of enthusiastic fans and signed copies of Style Drivers. The book celebrates Westbrook’s own personal style, as well as that of the artists and creative people he’s had the chance to work with throughout his career. He was joined by a special guest, artist Raymond Pettibon. Lastly, he finished the night with a private dinner in Freds for a few close friends, with a few familiar fashion names among the crowd like Jennifer Fisher, Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, and stylist June Ambrose.

For a closer look at the evening’s festivities, scroll on through our party picks. And head to Barneys to pick up your own copy of Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers. But her, the shot clock’s winding down until this one’s sold out at the buzzer!


Westbrook proudly shows off his news project, Style Drivers.

In an intimate conversation about personal style and the keys to his success, Barneys CEO Daniella Vitale put Westbrook in the hot seat.

Barneys CMO Jennifer Sunwoo and Fashion Director Marina Larroudé are all smiles following the conversation.

As guests lined up for the book signing, DJs Angel and Dren provided beats that turned the event into a true party.

Crowds waited both in the store and queued up Seventh Avenue to meet Westbrook. It proved to be well worth the wait!

Russell took a moment to make a personal connection with each of the guests who’d waited to meet him.

Jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher rocks a style that seamlessly transitioned from the signing party to the afterparty.

Special guest, artist Raymond Petition, poses with a special guest of his own.

Barneys EVP/GMM Tom Kalenderian, along with NBA Agent Thad Foucher.

The chicest of afterparty crowds: Russell Westbrook, Maxwell Osborne, June Ambrose, Dao-YI Chow, and Canis Chow.