RH Chicago's star-filled opening party in the Gold Coast

More than 1000 influencers from the worlds of architecture, design, entertainment and art gathered to celebrate the grand (private) opening of RH Chicago, The Gallery at The Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn, on Wednesday September 30.  The line snaked around the block behind velvet ropes but moved quickly into the grand entrance of the Three Arts Club that has been magically transformed by Restoration Hardware chairman/CEO Gary Friedman and company. Friedman was on hand with his gorgeous friend Bella Hunter to meet and greet guests and accept kudos for this brilliant addition to the Gold Coast.

The event featured special live performances by RH Music artist Edei and internationally renowned DJs Brendan Fallis and Chris Malinchak. Celebrity guests in attendance included Sophia Bush, Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Madmen's Christina Hendricks.

RH Chicago spans five stories and 70,000 total square feet with dramatic artistic installations featuring never-before-seen luxury home furnishings collections from renowned designers and artisans across the globe layered with the club’s historic fountains, fireplaces, mosaics and frescoes—all of which have been carefully preserved and restored.

The space, along with its contents, serve as pure eye candy for home decor enthusiasts. There will be a 3 Arts Club Café  in the Grand Courtyard – (which will be functional year round with the addition of a pyramidal glass-and-steel structure), the 3 Arts Club Wine Vault in the loggia, and the 3 Arts Club Pantry.

Highlights of the space include a gorgeous Rooftop Park & Conservatory with panoramic views of old Chicago, a house car (!!!) and complimentary valet parking. The event benefited The Art Institute of Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet and the Chicago Children’s Choir.

Other guests included Geoffrey Arend, Tom Kehoe, Linda Johnson Rice, Victor Skrebneski, Rebecca and Charlie Becker, Heather Farley and Bruce Ingram, Kristina McGrath, Emily Sachs Wong, Neal Zucker, Steve Traxler, Toni and Rick Canada, Michaela Parrillo, Dede Lubeznik, Brian Brownstein, Christine Mallul, Joanna and Grant DePorter, Dennis Minkel, Tarrah Cooper, Kathleen Henson, Rochelle Trotter and Jim Karas.

Welcome RH Chicago, you brighten up the neighborhood! (Photos by Jeff Schear Visuals and Getty Images)

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