Last Night's Parties: Vintage Prada, Wu's Sunnies and...Chuck Bass

Last night we scampered around Manhattan, desperate for some good people watching and some great fashion. Fortunately, we were graced with both. First, it was cocktails at Prada on Madison Ave., where those involved with charity New Yorkers for Children gathered to take in gorgeous re-issued vintage Prada dresses--we were smitten with a long, lingerie-inspired number--and fall 2010 runway looks re-imagined in rich burgundy, slate and black duchess satin. (The latter will be loaned by Prada to several women attending the gala.) While we could have stayed at Prada all night--sipping cocktails mixed by The Carlyle Hotel's famed bartender--Jason Wu was calling our names.
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Last night we scampered around Manhattan, desperate for some good people watching and some great fashion. Fortunately, we were graced with both. First, it was cocktails at Prada on Madison Ave., where those involved with charity New Yorkers for Children gathered to take in gorgeous re-issued vintage Prada dresses--we were smitten with a long, lingerie-inspired number--and fall 2010 runway looks re-imagined in rich burgundy, slate and black duchess satin. (The latter will be loaned by Prada to several women attending the gala.) While we could have stayed at Prada all night--sipping cocktails mixed by The Carlyle Hotel's famed bartender--Jason Wu was calling our names.
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Last night we scampered around Manhattan, desperate for some good people watching and some great fashion. Fortunately, we were graced with both.

First, it was cocktails at Prada on Madison Ave., where those involved with charity New Yorkers for Children gathered to take in gorgeous re-issued vintage Prada dresses--we were smitten with a long, lingerie-inspired number--and fall 2010 runway looks re-imagined in rich burgundy, slate and black duchess satin. What's more, a percentage of sales at Prada Madison from May 20th to May 30th will benefit NYFC.

While we could have stayed at Prada all night--sipping cocktails mixed by The Carlyle Hotel's famed bartender--Jason Wu was calling our names.

So it was off to the Ilori eyewear boutique in SoHo, where Mr. Wu and his team presented a new collection of cat-eye glasses, big ol' glamorous shades, and everything in between. Each pair clearly conveyed Wu's prim, 1960s-inspired aesthetic.

Next, we stopped by OAK, where throngs of hipsters stood in line to check out Surface to Air jewelry designer Daniel Jackson's limited edition pieces and art installation.

One piece in particular--a jangly silver and copper braided bracelet--caught our eye, but at that point, it was time to head over to Eyebeam Studios, where Express was staging a runway show, hosted by Vogue and none-other than Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick.

While we don't typically fawn over television actors, Westwick is an exception. The clothes were fine, but there's no doubting "Chuck Bass" made our evening.