When Net-a-porter throws a party, it goes all out. Saturday night, NAP’s Natalie Massenet, Lucy Yeomans, and Alison Loehnis hosted a pre-Met Ball, pre-Frieze party at Omar’s, the as-yet unopnened private supper club on West 9th St. It was billed as a dinner, but quickly devolved into a several-hours-long cocktail hour with Valentino PR honcho Carlos Souza’s sons serving as DJs. Everyone was there. Literally everyone. From Inez and Vinoodh to Karolina Kurkova to Olivier Theyskens to Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez to Christopher Kane to Olivier Rousting to Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the guest list was just purely bonkers. You couldn’t blink without bumping into someone you felt embarrassed about bumping into.
I spent the party trying to get the scoop on attendees Met Ball plans and punk pasts. Most were mum on the subject, though I did find out that lip piercings are more popular than you would have thought among the fashion set.
Click through to hear what Miranda Kerr, Erdem, and more have to say about the Met Ball and their personal punk ways.
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