The 6th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic took place June 1st welcoming about 7,000 New Yorkers and many celebrities to the official summer kickoff. The tickets to this annual match raised money for the recovery of Liberty State Park which suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy this past Fall.
With stars ferrying in from Manhattan and glasses of Veuve Cliquot bubbly in hand, crowds enjoyed the event before a scene of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. Guests were also donned in specialty fashions as this year, Net-A-Porter teamed up with the Polo Classic to curate an online boutique experience for finding the perfect classy “polo look.” Some of the VIP guests in attendance included host Matthew McConaughey, as well as his wife Camila Alves, Rosario Dawson, Ashley Olsen, Rebecca Minkoff, Catherine Malandrino, and polo star Nacho Figueras who you would be able to recognize from his popular Ralph Lauren ads.
Left to Right: Rosario Dawson, Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey, Nacho Figueras, & Ashley Olsen
After the stomping of the divots, much like a scene out of Pretty Woman, guests celebrated the victory of team Black Watch who had an 8-6 win over Team Nespresso. Since polo “hotshot” Nacho Figueras was unable to play due to a very recent polo related injury, his son Hilario took over on team Black Watch, scoring and assisting throughout the entirety of the game.