James Marsden, Evan Peters and Kumail Nanjiani Get Cozy for Zegna and The Elder Statesman

The official start of fall is days away, and Zegna and The Elder Statesman made sure a select set of Los Angeles VIPs are armed and ready with a new collection of cozy cashmere thanks to a pair of parties on Wednesday evening.

Following a launch in Paris earlier this year, the two brands teamed to unveil the wares locally, first during an outdoor bash at West Hollywood luxury hideaway Maxfield in the late afternoon. The festivities continued in the evening at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra. Zegna artistic director Alessandro Sartori and The Elder Statesman founder and CEO Greg Chait made the rounds at both to chat up the Oasi Cashmere collab which merges the sensibilities of their respective companies by combining Zegna’s eye for the finest in materials with Elder Statesman’s bold and eye-catching prints.

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Alessandro Sartori and Greg Chait
Greg Chait and Alessandro Sartori

The latter bash proved to be a starry gathering that hosted James Marsden, Evan Peters, Kyle MacLachlan, John Cho, Marco Pigossi, Henry Zaga, Laz Alonso, Joseph Lee, Jessica Hart and Lewis Tan along with basketball stars Shareef O’Neal and Jalen Green. Lee, who caught the runway presentation in Europe, was outfitted in the new line and said it was so cozy he wanted “to snuggle everything.”

“It is really the best collection that I’ve ever seen,” the Beef star told THR. “When I first heard about this collaboration, to be honest, I was a little surprised. I didn’t know what it would look like because both brands have such distinct styles and designs. Then once I saw it and was able to put on some of the clothes, I totally get it. It has the materials and the prints that Greg and the Elder Statesman do so well mixed with what Alessandro says by reimagining dressing up. It doesn’t have to be only tuxedos. There’s a way for you to be elegant and dressed up while also maintaining the definition of what it means to look good as a man.”

A party can also be defined by its entertainment. And Wednesday night’s gathering featured a program of performances from brothers Virgile and Elliott Arndt — aka Faux Real — along with Chloé Caillet, Agathe Mougin and Bianca Lexis. As for the clothes, the collection is now available in select Zegna stores globally, Elder Statesman retail channels and in selected wholesale partners. Zegna’s Rodeo Drive outpost has also gotten a makeover that is modeled after the collection.

The Wednesday events followed hot on the heels of the debut of a new campaign featuring actor Daniel Brühl. See images from his outing for Zegna and The Elder Statesman along with images from inside the Hollywood Hills bash below.

Alessandro Sartori and Evan Peters
Alessandro Sartori and Evan Peters
John Cho
John Cho
Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani
Daniel Bruhl Zegna
Daniel Brühl in a new campaign for Zegna and The Elder Statesman featuring the brand’s cashmere collaboration.
Daniel Bruhl Zegna
Daniel Brühl stars in a new campaign for Zegna and The Elder Statesman featuring the brand’s cashmere collaboration.
Daniel Bruhl Zegna
Daniel Brühl stars in a new campaign for Zegna and The Elder Statesman featuring the brand’s cashmere collaboration.

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