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Dennis Basso Unveils Opulent Flagship Store in the Heart of Manhattan

Dennis Basso Unveils Opulent Flagship Store in the Heart of Manhattan December 10, 2023

Editor: Jose Morales

Dennis Basso and Martha Stewart cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Dennis Basso's flagship store on December 6. 2024.

New York City – On Wednesday, December 6, Manhattan was illuminated with the glitz and glamour of the fashion world as Dennis Basso, an icon with four decades of trailblazing in the industry, proudly opened his first flagship store on 57th Street. Guild Magazine and over 300 guests and stars descended on Billionaires’ Row to attend the grand opening, marking a milestone in Basso’s illustrious and legendary career.

As Mr. Basso and Martha Stewart gracefully cut the ribbon, the store came to life, with those present sharing in the excitement of witnessing this new chapter in the designer’s legendary career. The star-studded event saw the presence of luminaries like Nicole Miller, Fern Mallis, Carol Al, and Susan Gutfreund, just to name a few.

During the event, Mr. Basso, in disbelief and honor, also accepted a proclamation from the City of New York, recognizing the profound impact Mr. Basso has made in the fashion industry and the city’s economy. Councilman Erik Botcher presented the proclamation. “After four decades pursuing my dream, I still can’t believe I now have a flagship store on 57th Street even bigger than Fendi’s!” joked Mr. Basso in his remarks before thanking the city and his loyal patrons for their years of support.

The Dennis Basso flagship store on 57th Street in Manhattan boasts an elegant design, showcasing Basso's trademark furs and eveningwear.

Dennis Basso’s journey in the world of fashion began in 1983 with the inauguration of his first store in New York City. Celebrating 40 years in the business, Basso recently received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award from Fashion Group International, adding to his long list of accolades, which includes an honorary doctorate from FIT. Beyond fashion, his commitment to philanthropy is evident in projects like funding and designing the renovation of the Chapel at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The timing of the flagship store’s opening during the holiday season added a layer of enchantment to the special evening, with the city’s festive lights providing a stunning backdrop to an event that exuded style and sophistication. Basso’s store, strategically located between Madison and Park, not only stands as a testament to his achievements but also as a shimmering jewel in the city’s iconic shopping district. – GM

Dennis Basso addresses his guests after being honored by the City of New York and Councilman Erik Botcher.
Martha Stewart, Dennis Basso and Councilman Erik Botcher.
Dennis Basso and Michael Basso.
Fern Mallis (L), Dennis Basso and Nicole Miller (R).
Dennis Basso with guests and friends at the opening of his flagship store.

Images courtesy of Dennis Basso.

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