Bvlgari celebrated the official opening of its new Peter Marino designed flagship on Castlereagh Street with 150 VIP clients, editors and friends of Bvlgari transported to a world of Roman decadence.

Arriving at the new Peter Marino-designed Sydney flagship, guests were welcomed with a breathtaking floral installation designed by renowned florist Mr. Cook cascading from the boutique’s façade, creating the perfect backdrop for to the red carpet.

A rich and vibrant colour palette of purple orchids and pink bougainvillea were selected in a nod to the bold designs synonymous with Bvlgari jewels, beautifully complementing the traditional black tie dress code.

Fashion names included Jesinta Franklin, Oracle Fox’s Amanda Shadforth, models Cheyenne Tozzi and Montana Cox and Harper & Harley’s Sara Crampton were greeted with Ruinart champagne, a degustation of curated canapés and fresh peach Bellinis, making for an evening that was reminiscent of an Italian sunset.

Illustrator Aaron Favaloro captured the guest’s glamour by creating personalised drawings backdropped by iconic Roman landmarks including the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain.

Around the boutique, models could be seen dripping in magnificent high jewellery creations, captivating guests to background sounds spun by DJ Alice.

From the flagship boutique, luxury transfers took the guests across to the Tea Rooms at the Queen Victoria Building where dancers doubled as unexpected centerpieces, showcasing jewellery and accessories from the latest collections as they moved to the rhythm of Italo-disco.

By Melissa Hoyer