Pride Dinner Held to Celebrate Self-Expression and Community


( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) Intimate Dinner & Afterparty Hosted by Ana Kirova of Feeld, Nick Vogelson of Document Journal, and Designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin

ENSPIRE Contributor: Daniel Garritson

On Tuesday, June 27th, Nick Vogelson (Editor-in-Chief, Document Journal), Ana Kirova (CEO, Feeld), and Ludovic de Saint Sernin (CD, LdSS), along with co-host Mia Khalifa, welcomed friends and collaborators in celebration of Pride. Feeld, Document Journal, and Ludovic de Saint Sernin celebrated Pride with an intimate dinner and afterparty which featured DJs Uniiqu3, Katie Rex, Goth Jafar, and Alima Lee, and a surprise performance with Baby Love and DJ Volvox. The three hosting parties came together to celebrate their common values of curiosity, self-expression, and boundary-pushing. The celebration called attention to their shared mission of conversation-starting and diversity of thought, closing out Pride month on a positive note. 

The Terrace & Outdoor Gardens (dinner) and Paradise Club (party) hosted the event at The Times Square EDITION. Paradise Club is an inventive, chaotic, high-production spectacle perfectly suited for Times Square, featuring a bustling, colorful dance floor and signature parties every Friday and Saturday with world-class DJs and performances.

For those not in the know, the Document Journal is a unique voice focused on American and global culture featuring the pre-eminent voices of arts and letters. Published biannually in print and daily on the web, Document is a blending of perspectives and backgrounds that share a curiosity for discovery and a fascination with beauty.

Feeld is a dating app for the curious; for those open to experiencing people and relationships in a new way. Two people who inspired each other to change the world created Feeld. Nontraditional experiences in their own relationship inspired them to create Feeld—a space where people like them could meet like-minded people. Today, Feeld is on a mission to elevate the human experience of sexuality and relationships.

Born in Brussels and raised in Paris, Ludovic de Saint Sernin graduated from l’ESAA Duperré and worked for prominent fashion houses before launching his eponymous label in 2017. Hek immediately gained accolades for his sensual and individuality-driven take on fashion. Ludovic approaches design without gender in mind. His eponymous label has, over the past years, grown from a path-breaker to one of the most visible and vocal representatives of the New Queer wave in fashion design and culture at large. Ludovic de Saint Sernin has shown his collections on both the Men’s and Women’s official Fashion Week calendar in Paris.

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