( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Celebration Event Held by Moët Hennessy at Marc Jacobs in NYC
ENSPIRE Contributor: Daniel Garritson
Last week, Moët Hennessy (LVMH) celebrated Black History Month and the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop with a Fireside Chat with the one and only fashion icon, Dapper Dan, at the Marc Jacobs flagship store in NYC. Following the fireside chat, moderated by Emmy Award Winning TV host Rosci Diaz, was a surprise performance from hip-hop artist and one of Dapper Dan’s earliest clients, Rakim. Guests enjoyed refreshing cocktails from Moët Hennessy’s iconic brands including Volcan, Moët & Chandon, Belvedere, Armand de Brignac, and Hennessy.
Moët Hennessy is part of the LVMH Conglomerate, the same multi-industry company of which the fashion house Louis Vuitton is a part. The Hennessy brand has long been a supporter of Black entrepreneurship. The Hennessy Fellows Program, in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, is a yearly investment in the education of future leaders in this country, in the form of a long-term scholarship initiative for HBCU graduate students. These students are provided financial assistance, access, and experiences. Starting in 2020, this program has partnered with organizations like One Hundred Black Men to create the Unfinished Business Small Business Initiative, which provided support and resources for over 900 small BIPOC-owned businesses affected by COVID-19.
This event was not just a celebration of Black History Month but of Black culture all year round. The Hennessy brand had throughout Black History Month created the “WE ARE” series of videos, highlighting ambitious Black artists and change-makers. The event was a culmination of this celebration and a promise that Moët Hennessy will continue to support Black entrepreneurship in the future.