Vanessa Traina launched her seven-piece capsule collection for Maje, the super chic French contemporary brand, on the seventh floor Barneys last night amidst a very cool fashiony crowd that included Traina’s buddies Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and the Proenza Schouler boys.
Traina’s collection–which is comprised of a beautifully tailored tuxedo blazer and some insanely sexy black silk and lace underthings–is presumably meant to drum up buzz and interest in Maje’s long overdue launch in the US. Vanessa Traina is even tweeting for the first time under the handle @MajeUSA, the label’s first account in English. The label sells pieces at stores in the states but has yet to open a Maje boutique stateside.
Luckily–and I do mean luckily because Maje is full of perfectly French chic and sexy dresses and separates and I spent too much money there while I was in Paris–New Yorkers can shop Maje very soon (it’s about time Maje joined all the other French outposts setting up shop in New York). “We’re opening in the end of September on Bleecker street near the Marc store,” Maje founder and creative director Judith Milgrom told me last night. “I hope all American girls like Maje.”
Well this one sure does. And I’m pretty sure others will too.