Halloween might be long gone, but Tuesday night’s fete for the launch of Pucci’s new boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue showed proved fashion folks are not tired of dress up. Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas co-hosted the event with Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey.
Alexa Chung manned the DJ booth guests mingled with models (Coco Rocha, Anja Rubik and Jacquelyn Jablonski amongst them) all decked out in Dundas’ gypsy-inspired Spring 2012 collection for Pucci. Which is fitting because just the night before a good chunk of the party-goers, Dundas included, had dressed up gypsy for Anja’s themed Halloween party.
“Anja’s party last night was gypsy themed, so I went as a gypsy,” Dundas told us of his Halloween costume. “I didn’t bring anything and I was so busy I really didn’t want to think about it so in the end I went to St. Marks and let me tell you, you can find everything at St. Marks within half an hour! And that’s exactly what I did.” Note to self: Hit up St. Marks for Peter Dundas-approved gypsy fashion–apparently gypsy is very in this season.
Alexa Chung, on the other hand, wasn’t as thrilled with her Halloween getup. “Yeah, it’s very unclear [what I was],” she said with a laugh. “I wanted to be a voodoo priestess but after I did my makeup I felt like it was a bit more dead bride, and then I couldn’t bring myself to wear my white dress because it was vintage…Yeah, that first [costume] was shit. I was really jet lagged. Last night I was a lamb.”
But with Halloween indeed over (despite the prevailing Gypsy look), conversation turned towards the upcoming holidays, which are just weeks away. “Do designers get holidays?” Dundas joked, before telling us he hadn’t made any plans yet. Asked how he stayed sane in an industry with such a hectic pace, Dundas quipped again, “I’m not sure if we are sane!”
At that moment model Lee Greene sashayed by wearing the same evening gown Gwenyth Paltrow wore to the Emmys weeks before it even showed on the runway. “I was thrilled when [Gwneyth] wore [that gown], of course,” Dundas told us. “She brings good luck [to] me. She pulls off these things that a lot of people can’t…that’s why I let her sort of have that preview!”
Well there you have it. You think if we give Dundas a lucky rabbit’s foot we can start getting some of his designs before they hit the runway? Nah, we didn’t think so either.
Check out more photos from the event below.
Photos: Neil Rasmus
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