On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, American fashion designer Christian Siriano hosted The Elegant White Elephant Exchange at the PUBLIC Hotel in New York City.
An elevated twist on the beloved holiday tradition of the white elephant gift exchange, the soiree was underscored by Pernod Ricard USA's portfolio of prestige spirits, including Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequila, Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, and Aberlour 12 Year Scotch. The Elegant White Elephant Collection is on ReserveBar to help consumers take their holiday gatherings to an elevated level.
Serving as the ultimate gift for the most discerning imbibers and art enthusiasts, artist Johnathan Schultz hand painted a 23K gold Bespoke Cocktail Trunk valued at $22,000. The trunk includes hand-blown URI Neptune glassware and barware, as well as a 1/10 White Elephant sculpture that ties into the theme of the Elegant White Elephant gift exchange – it was an item that was stolen two times during the game last night (that’s the maximum amount of times it can be stolen per the rules)!
Against the backdrop of prestige cocktails and bespoke art collectibles, Siriano provided elevated gifting hacks along with festive tips and tricks to help make this the grandest holiday ever.
Please find selects from the event below, we’ve also included some additional information on the bespoke cocktail trunk by Johnathan Schultz:
Pernod Ricard USA and renowned South African artist, Johnathan Schultz, have come together this holiday season to showcase the most steal-worthy White Elephant gift of the season.
From prestige spirits to bespoke art collectibles, the Elegant White Elephant Collection provides the perfect solutions for mass-appeal holiday gifting. Inspired by the collection, Jonathan Schultz hand painted a 23K gold Bespoke Cocktail Trunk.
Valued at $22,000 USD, the offering includes hand-blown URI Neptune glassware and barware along with a 1/10 White Elephant sculpture that is part of the artist’s newly released Gemesis NFT collection. A free mint of his newly released collection also allows the holder to claim a physical diamond.
“I want people to enjoy my work not just because of its beauty, but because it makes them feel good,” Schultz said. “Putting my signature touch on the creative interpretation of the elegant white elephant allows me to share my artistry with people all over the world while elevating life’s simple pleasures.”
“I transformed an already stunning trunk into a work of art to display. I used multiple layers of 23k gold to look like it was poured over the trunk and to give it a flowing smooth look and made a hard metal look and feel soft,” Schultz added.
The Bespoke Cocktail Trunk created by Johnathan Schultz is available for purchase on his website.