Moët & Chandon once again hosted its annual Moët & Chandon Grand Day, a sparkling 24-hour global celebration which saw friends of the Champagne House raise their glasses in toast to the 150th anniversary of Moët & Chandon Impérial. An icon of celebration since 1869, Moët Impérial has marked global celebratory traditions for 150 years from the world’s sporting podiums to Hollywood’s red carpet.
This year’s day-to-night celebration saw Moët & Chandon unite over a million people from New York City to Johannesburg and Ibiza to Tokyo to celebrate Moët & Chandon Grand Day, in a bubbling toast to its universal icon of celebration.
Johannesburg once again celebrated in style, with a glittering star-studded event hosted at the iconic Michelangelo hotel. South Africa added its special touch to proceedings by presenting a ‘Studio 1869’ themed celebration, a contemporary reinterpretation of New York City’s 70s glitz – and glamorous discos – through the lens of Moët Impérial, a regular presence on their exclusive guest list of celebrities.
As one of the most sought-after invitations of the year, Moët & Chandon hosted a glamorous crowd of Johannesburg’s glitterati with guests including Boity Thulo, Maps Maponyane, Jessica Nkosi, Kelly Khumalo, Khanya Mkangisa and Thembi Seete all donned their perfectly themed Studio 54 outfits. GQ’s Editor, Yati Khumalo, awarded most glamorous female to Tshepi Vundla in a dazzling silver sequin outfit, with Mandla Mngomezulu taking best dressed male in a leopard print suit designed by Paledi Segapo.
Revelers were invited to celebrate their own iconic #MoetMoment with a stylish miniature bottleof the alluring signature Moët Impérial thanks to Africa’s first Moët Mini machine. A Moët champagne pyramid – a signature symbol of the House –dazzling disco balls and perfectly themed décor set the tone for an evening of grand celebration.
“On Moët & Chandon Grand Day, we are thrilled to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Moët Impérial, our signature champagne that has embodied the grandeur of the House since 1869,” commented Pascal Asin, Moët Hennessy Managing Director Africa Middle East. “Moët & Chandon is synonymous today with celebration because for almost three centuries, we have combined our ‘savoir-faire’ (know-how) with our own art of the fête to perfect a unique ‘savoir-fête’ that has made our champagnes a great choice for toasting both intimate moments and important milestones.”
Celebrity guests took to the dance floor to enjoy an upbeat set by DJ PH; as a gold 6 litre illuminated Moët & Chandon Jeroboam was uncorked and served on the dance floor, another sparkling moment in an evening of overflowing and festive generosity. Guests joined in a spirited countdown to the connected group toast as gold confetti rained down from the ceiling, a true Moët Moment which sealed the celebratory tone for this magical evening.
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