From the moment Mr. Edward Lewis uttered “What’s your name?” to Vivian Ward, to which she cleverly quipped “Whatever you want it to be,” who knew within the twenty-seven years since, it’d be him who would go on to become the man of many names.
From Zack Mayo to Ike Graham to his latest character as Norman Oppenheimer, it wasn’t before long that Richard Gere would need no introduction; and that he didn’t on Thursday evening in NYC as Haute Living, alongside Rolls-Royce and Hublot, hosted the actor and humanitarian in an intimate cocktail affair celebrating his latest cover.
As notable attendees such as Pedro Mota, President at Rolls-Royce N.A., Jean-Francois Sberro, Hublot N.A.’s Managing Director, and Ronn Torossian, JetSmarter Partner & CMO, made their way past the Rolls-Royce-laden double doors and up The Edition’s private elevators, they were greeted by finely-clad waiters with Dom Perignon in hand. The sights? A portrait of cityscape-framed Madison Square Park amidst a sea of votives painted the backdrop. The sounds? None other than the classical stylings of renowned violinist trio, The Carpenters and DJ Danny Estrada. The top of the night? Undoubtedly when Haute Living CEO, Kamal Hotchandani and Publisher, Seth Semilof joined guests as they honored the cover star. Actor & Television Personality, Terrance J, EVP of Epic Records, Benny Pough, and socialite, Camilla Olsson were among the VIPs who joined a curated multi-course seated dinner at SoHo hotspot, MAMO, thereafter.
In the issue, Gere explains his affinity for roles that delve into the complexities of the human psyche. A longtime student of Buddhism, and an eternal student of his craft, his creative process parallels his philosophical dexterity, attesting to his evolution both on, and off, screen. He goes on to discuss how he parlayed his prowess into a platform to further human rights, health, and education through the Tibet House and Gere Foundation.
Far from Pretty Woman’s “I want the fairytale” happily ever after, Gere’s narrative culminates in his own version of “happier ever after.” To read more, click here.