Usher took over Paris with a party that brought out a whoâ€™s who of fashion weekâ€”just in time to celebrate his Super Bowl 2024 announcement.
â€œâ€˜No wayâ€™ was my first reaction when I got the call,â€ told of how he took the news that heâ€™ll be performing at next yearâ€™s Super Bowl, with the public announcement being made last week. Relaxing in a plush booth at the HÃ´tel Plaza AthÃ©nÃ©e, heâ€™s also quickly become the talk of Paris Fashion Week, attending shows by Marni and Balenciaga. â€œI feel very happy to be able to have this moment here,â€ he said. â€œI could have never predicted the Super Bowl, and today being a day of celebration on my sonâ€™s birthday and me actually launching the news to the world on my daughterâ€™s birthday, itâ€™s just been a week of a lot of unexpected incredible moments.â€ He anticipate that something good would be on the horizon tonight, though, as the invited him to be the star of their first-ever party in the City of Light, which brought out a whoâ€™s who of guests. Erykah Badu and Pharrell Williams swirled through the gilded dining room, Jenna Lyons and Daniel Lee arrived in time for cocktail hour, while Precious Lee and Christian Combs lit up the afterparty. â€œThey were like, â€˜We want to celebrate you,â€™ and I was like, â€˜Oh my Godâ€”amazing,â€ Usher shared of his conversation with House of Creed, who he first struck up a relationship with thanks to an introduction from Bianca Saunders after he wore the designer to . â€œItâ€™s no secret that Usher is an arbiter of style and taste,â€ said Thomas Saujet, CEO of international cosmetics and perfumes. He notes that the evening came about partly after meeting Usher at a dinnerâ€”and when the musician noticed the scent of the houseâ€™s buzzed-about next fragrance on Saujet, he asked if he could keep it. â€œIn the end, he left the dinner with the only sample vial I had,â€ Saujet admits. As an homage to this moment, guests were gifted the first bottles of their shared scent, Absolu Aventus, ahead of its release next month. And just in time, really: â€œI'm about down to a centimeter of it,â€ Usher said, with a laugh, of whatâ€™s left of the tiny sample vial. Soon, guests were flitting across the hall to a private ballroom for RÃ©my Martin cocktails and dancing, with remarks of it being the party of the seasonâ€”and the first time many were invited to cross the historic venueâ€™s VIP velvet ropes. â€œI just want to be around positive peopleâ€”to at least give them room to have no option but to be,â€ said Usher, admiring the crowd that would continue to celebrate into the small hours of the morning. â€œYouâ€™re as great as the company that you keep.â€ Coco Rocha Ari Lennox, Usher Mona Tougard Jeremy Pope Caroline Fraser Justine Skye Daniel Lee Joe Fournier Read more