Last night felt like Fashion Month. There were about 14 parties going on. Luckily we managed to make it to a few.
First up, Elle‘s 25th Anniversary bash at MoMA. Loads of designers–from Diane von Furstenberg to Richard Chai to Christian Siriano–and Elle staffers packed the beautiful atrium. The rest of the guest list was the only sign that Elle might be suffering a bit of a quarterlife crisis. Some of the more A-list names expected, like Alecia Keys, didn’t show, and, inexplicably, Lennox Lewis was there (though that’s mostly because most of the A-listers turned out for Elle’s “Women in Hollywood” event held in LA last week). Padma Lakshmi handily won best dressed in a floor length backless black and gold embroidered gown by Naeem Khan. And fashion party musician du jour, Estelle, performed, but the acoustics in the atrium were sadly not doing her any favors.
Then it was off to Love‘s bash with Longchamp celebrating the French handbag brand’s new uptown store. We spied our idol Katie Grand looking fabulous in a white, furry dress topped with an anorak. There were lovely lavender candy champagne cocktails and lots to look at–particularly Love‘s gorgeous new take on Longchamp’s classic satchel. Oh, Palermo and Thurman were there, too.
After one too many glasses of champagne and a ten block walk uptown, we arrived at the Whitney‘s Studio Party. With Lily Donaldson chairing the party, it was all about models. We spotted Sasha, Stam–and of course Lily–looking even better than they do on the runway.