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Chevy introduces all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala at Milk Gallery in NYC

GM's Chad Lyons, Crystal Windham and Kara Gordon

GM’s Chad Lyons, Crystal Windham and Kara Gordon

What started as a wet and muggy day in the Big Apple when I landed, ended in a fine evening at Milk Gallery in NYC’s Chelsea district. It’s where influencers and media professionals were introduced to the completely redesigned, all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala at Urban Style, dubbed “an event connecting creative minds from all industries to pay tribute to the influence of urban style and to exchange ideas and share inspirations over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.”

The Impala is a classic Chevy vehicle so organizers curated Urban Style to celebrate the living legend. Enthusiasts describe the 2014 Chevrolet Impala as having “muscular design elements that provide a nod to the past, while embracing Chevy’s modern styling, the 2014 Impala represents the 10th generation of one of the most enduring and iconic nameplates. This is more than an opportunity to experience the vehicle, but a chance to meet the diverse team behind its resurgence.”

Here’s what Crystal Windham, the first black female design director ever at General Motors, had to say:

“It’s one of the best-selling vehicles of its time in the sixties. It has a rich heritage and strong styling. This was our opportunity to reinstate a flagship within the Chevrolet brand.” Windham’s official title: director of Interior Design for Chevrolet Cars and Small Crossovers.

Did I forget to mention the partying? DJ Clark Kent had his share of fans who couldn’t resist when he included Michael Jackson and Frankie Beverly classics in his set.