May 6 Print Edition - New Concept Store Is About Flair and Personalization
NEW YORK—he suspense is over for Italian designer Domenico Vacca as he opens the doors to his new eponymous flagship store on May 4. Vacca, who carved out a position for his brand by bringing fine Italian tailoring to New York 15 years ago, has since injected the same flair into the sartorial style of many film characters. In the last 10 years he has worked on 50 movies and dressed Glenn Close in “Damages,” Denzel Washington for “American Gangster,” Jeremy Piven in “Entourage,” and more recently, Terrence Howard in “Empire,” among many others. He has also dressed Hollywood stars for the red carpet, including Daniel Day Lewis when he won the Oscar for “Lincoln.” Now it is the designer’s turn to shine, as he unveils the space that has undoubtedly preoccupied much of his time since moving out of his Fifth Avenue premises last year. The new concept store has been painstakingly designed to fit his vision of an exclusive fashion hub that also serves as a hangout to some of the film celebrities with whom he has worked, as well as New York’s business elite.