To celebrate its tenth anniversary in Los Angeles, Veuve Clicquot welcomed more than 7,500 Angelenos, celebrities and polo-enthusiasts to the beautiful Will Rogers State Historic Park to enjoy the highly anticipated Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles. The glamorous crowd enjoyed a day of polo-watching, picnicking and champagne-sipping in support of the event’s longstanding beneficiary, Will Rogers State Historic Park.
Proudly bringing back the sport of polo to the California State Park after a decades-long hiatus, Veuve Clicquot continued its efforts to keep the tradition alive in Los Angeles and benefit one of the last remaining grass polo fields in the area. Set in the picturesque hills of Pacific Palisades, the park once served as home to polo matches for the stars, including Will Rogers himself, Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles brings attendees a unique and exciting experience that embodies the glorious days of style and polo that thrived in the city of Angels in the 1920s and 1930s.
Always a star-studded event, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles was attended by celebrities and friends of the brand including Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Regina Hall, Mandy Moore, Kaley Cuoco, Christina Hendricks, Rachel Bilson, Busy Philipps, Ali Larter, Lea Michele, Anna Camp, Candace Cameron Bure, Garcelle Beauvais, Mae Whitman, Rachel Zoe, Justin Hartley, Karen Gillan, Wilmer Valderrama, Lake Bell, Sydelle Noel, Jaime KingCamilla Belle, Jake Borelli, Aja Naomi King, Alex and Maia Shibutani, Louise Roe, Kilo Kish, Brad Goreski and many more.
Spectators enjoyed a fast-paced match watching Team Veuve Clicquot, captained by world renowned polo player Nacho Figueras, take on Team Will Rogers, captained by Mariano Fassetta. Nacho played alongside his wife, Delfina Blaquier, who was deemed Most Valuable Player, and brought Team Veuve Clicquot a victory. Other highlights from the day included The University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band’s performance of the National Anthem and divot stomp celebration, music by DJ2GAYTHER, and the ceremonial ball toss thrown in by event veteran Rachel Zoe.
Known as one of the most glamourous and stylish daytime events of the season, celebrities and guests at the 10thannual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles stepped out to enjoy the beautiful day wearing “Pretty Woman” -inspired polka dots, embellished headbands, divot friendly footwear, wide brimmed hats, chic printed sets, and more.
For the first time ever, Veuve Clicquot introduced the exclusive La Grande Dame Garden where guests enjoyed Veuve Clicquot’s prestige cuvées La Grande Dame 2008 and La Grande Dame Rosé 2008, bottle service, a gourmet champagne lunch, and luxe seating with prime field-side views. Back by popular demand, Veuve Clicquot also offered polo-enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the match from the Rosé Garden, an exclusive viewing area where guests enjoyed exceptional views of the action on the field, Veuve Clicquot Non-Vintage Rosé, and a gourmet lunch by Wolfgang Puck Catering. As an upgrade to the General Admission experience, DJ duo SIMIHAZE played a special surprise music set after the match and ignited a dance party in celebration of the event’s tenth anniversary.
Guests sipped Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé, the House’s champagne offerings that are inspired by mixology and designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. This year’s two specialty cocktail combinations featured Rich paired with cucumber and Rich Rosé with a lime twist.
As a complement to Yellow Label, Rosé, Rich and Rich Rosé champagnes, guests indulged in fare from some of the best food trucks in Los Angeles, including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Green Truck, Made in Brooklyn NY Pizza and more. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Veuve Clicquot partnered with popular cupcake bakery Sprinkles to surprise guests with complimentary mini cupcakes.
Off the polo field, Veuve Clicquot executed a full takeover of Los Angeles in the week leading up to the event, complete with an exclusive spa and hotel offerings in Los Angeles, and partnerships with local florist SEED floral and LA-based nail salon Olive & June, who created Veuve Clicquot-inspired floral arrangements and nail art designs, respectively.
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was established in New York in 2008 and Los Angeles in 2010. Drawing inspiration from polo's global presence with its rich culture and heritage, Veuve Clicquot continues to support the sport in the U.S.