Ageing punk princess Debbie Harry dazzled 130 party guests with a performance of her hit songes to celebrate the opening of Swarovski’s new Westfield Sydney boutique.
Blondie’s performance was one of the many highlights of the glamorous party which was held at at the award-winning Guillaume at Bennelong restaurant at the Sydney Opera House.
Guests on the night included Swarovski CEO Robert Buchbauer and Swarovski creative director Nathalie Colin as well as local celebrities such as Lisa Ho, Dion Lee, Sophie Lowe, Gracie Otto, Pia Miranda,Wes Carr and Chris Joannou.
According to Swarovski, the new 138 square metre boutique was designed with a ‘Crystal Forest’ theme that “highlights the infinite possibilities of crystal and illustrates the affinity between Swarovski and nature”.
Inside the boutique all the walls are textured with reflective white relief prisms which “create visual depth and exude an internal rhythm that follows the rules and rituals of nature” while an “interplay of vertical and horizontal showcases is integrated into the relief walls to present products in their element”.
In addition, an exclusive lacquer adds “a glowing sparkle to furniture”, a large crystal swan stands behind the cash desk and two five metre long crystal art installations hang from the ceiling.
Outside the boutique, a sparkling façade of stainless steel prisms more than seven metres high “takes on the lights and reflections from the street” while “light and floating window boxes create eye-catching scenes starring Swarovski jewels and decorative objects”.
“Swarovski boutiques are unique magical places and the new retail architecture will ultimately make the brand a tangible crystal experience focused on pleasing the senses,” said Buchbauer.