The Met Ball might have been Monday but the fashion pack just keeps going and going, so we made the three obligatory stops last night and this is what we saw:
– At Derek Lam’s store opening, curved glass walls separate different sections of the store – think shoes from bags from dresses from coats – and totally distort your vision, but look amazingly cool.
– Every editor was there – Anne S., Robbie M., even Anna – though we didn’t read NYMag’s Rihanna tweet until after our cab made it above Houston. Too bad, we would have greatly appreciated seeing RiRi’s new blonde highlights in person.
– Anyone who wasn’t at Derek’s was already at Saks celebrating the new apple stem cell serum from Clark’s Botanicals. We finally got to meet founder Francesco Clark, a National Ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and one of the most inspirational (and fun!) people we’ve met. He created his amazing skincare line after suffering a spinal cord injury. On top of paralyzing him, the accident left him unable to sweat (obviously causing some skin issues) so together, with his doctor father, he created Clark’s.
– Sufficiently humbled, we headed back downtown to the opening of Ric Pipino’s New York salon. His Miami spot – at the Shore Club – is already a classic and of course he was married to Heidi Klum. Britt fawned over the Fendi chairs and skull candy while I tracked down another glass of Veuve.
A very good night, indeed.