To kick off the event, Saks and luxury magazine Robb Report co-hosted a special event on Wednesday, March 9 entitled “La Dolce Vita” on the sixth floor, encouraging guest to “Live the Sweet Life,” the theme of Robb Report‘s March issue. Guests were able to sample Italian delicacies from restaurants such as Le Cirque, nibble on Urbani truffles, look at motorcycles from Ducati and cars from Lamborghini, and listen to a jazz quartet. A portion of sales proceeds from the evening benefited Save Venice, an organization devoted to preserving the art and architecture of the beloved Italian city.
Among those who attend Wednesday’s event were Tom Ott, SVP and GMM of Men’s, Shawn Howell, vice president and divisional merchandising manager, Kiton president and chairman Massimo Bizzochi, Isaia president James Shay, and Robb Report editor in chief Brett Anderson.
Check out Robb Report‘s fashion spread filled with Italian fashion that was shot in Florence at the Palazzo Pitti’s Galleria Palatina below.