Spike Jonze and Carol and Humberto’s moms joined us in the lobby for a special Opening Ceremony Q&A yesterday at Ace New York. Humberto and Carol answered the inquiries of fashion and design students with stories about building what has become an indisputable icon in the fashion world by sharing what they discover and feeding their friendships all over the globe with enthusiasm and fierce love — “Our store is here for people to discover things, and we never want to lose that.”




The evening gave way to a bacchanalia of K-Pop makeovers, draconian up-do’s, 42Below Vodka-induced karaoke and delicious Korean desserts and street food, as well as a book signing for OC’s commemorative ten year anniversary tome.





Keep an eye out here as our Fashion Week adventures continue to unfold.

Spike Jonze and Carol and Humberto’s moms joined us in the lobby for a special Opening Ceremony Q&A yesterday at Ace New York. Humberto and Carol answered the inquiries of fashion and design students with stories about building what has become an indisputable icon in the fashion world by sharing what they discover and feeding their friendships all over the globe with enthusiasm and fierce love — “Our store is here for people to discover things, and we never want to lose that.”

The evening gave way to a bacchanalia of K-Pop makeovers, draconian up-do’s, 42Below Vodka-induced karaoke and delicious Korean desserts and street food, as well as a book signing for OC’s commemorative ten year anniversary tome.

Keep an eye out here as our Fashion Week adventures continue to unfold.


Today at a Q&A for fashion and design students with Opening Ceremony founders Carol and Humberto and filmmaker Spike Jonze in the Ace New York lobby, we learned that Carol and Humberto first forged their lifelong friendship on their way to a Weird Al Yankovich concert — that is, Carol caved after a strong campaign from Humberto convinced her it would be great. For ten years, they’ve been doing the same for us — finding cool shit, loving it hard and sharing it with the world, no matter how weird or off-beat it may at first appear (and remain). They are both human fountains of joy and openness and being their friend and neighbor is beyond inspiring.

We’re very honored to host the Opening Ceremony team again tonight in the lobby for Fashion’s Night Out in honor of a full decade of effervescent brilliance and beauty from Carol, Humberto and their best friends, as they sign their new book and oversee a few hours of K-Pop-inspired chaos including makeovers, karaoke hosted by Solange Knowles and high concept manicures to celebrate their new country of the year. See you tonight.


We like to start Memorial Day weekend early and keep it going late. This year, we’re hosting the 2nd annual Desert Days with DJs all weekend, a pop-up shop with Mt. Fuji, Feel Good Spa specials, good food late into the wee hours, and a silent auction to raise money for AIDS research with LifeCycle, featuring art from Shepard Fairey, Spike Jonze, and other friends. See more on our calendar.

We like to start Memorial Day weekend early and keep it going late. This year, we’re hosting the 2nd annual Desert Days with DJs all weekend, a pop-up shop with Mt. Fuji, Feel Good Spa specials, good food late into the wee hours, and a silent auction to raise money for AIDS research with LifeCycle, featuring art from Shepard Fairey, Spike Jonze, and other friends. See more on our calendar.


Some shots from our Liberty Hall Screening of Tell Them Anything You Want. Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs and Catherine Keener held a Q&A afterward.


There may have been a funner party in the history of fashion week but we’ve never heard of it. Feast your eyes upon the revelers that filled the Ace Hotel New York lobby during Opening Ceremony’s French-inspired flea market for Fashion’s Night Out. Bullhorns and balloons were the least of it. We had a ton of fun with good friends, amazing fashion, and some our favorite style icons, including ChloĆ« Sevigny, Solange Knowles, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough, Rinko Kikuchi, Spike Jonze, and Humberto and Carol of OC. Stay tuned this week for more pictures, recaps, and moments from OC at Ace, colette, and No. 8a.


"We were just two people that wanted to leave their jobs and be lazy and not work and just create this party house for us."

Spike Jonze sat down with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the makers and shakers of Opening Ceremony, for Vice Magazine online. They spoke in perfect unison about the history of OC, their wildest dreams, and their new store at Ace Hotel New York.


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