The many twinkling candles at last night’s Glamour reception for Heidi Klum could only be matched by the supermodel’s equally incandescent Gucci mini and megawatt smile. The event, held at SoHo’s B&B wine bar, was a celebration of Klum’s August cover. Well-schvitzed guests piled in from the heat to sip sparkling rosé in minuscule outfits—which you know are weather appropriate when Michael Kors comments on friend Anne Christensen’s getup by saying, “the whole city should be wearing a romper!“
Designer Chris Benz, fresh off a New York mag centerfold, was there to celebrate the Glamour girl, who he describes as “embracing a certain level of intelligence that I always aspire to in my collections.” Nearby Maria Cornejo, who’ll soon be departing for the Greek Isles agreed: “They have a life, they’re real women. They approach fashion with a sense of humor and also intelligence.”
When speaking with the guest of honor, Klum was still giddy with the prospect of glossy features. “I’ve been a model for 19 years [winces], and I still get excited to do a major cover--especially when a lot of women love the magazine!”
With Project Runway’s season premiere around the corner, we asked for a few juicy tidbits to look forward to. “There’s a girl who learned how to sew just four months before coming on the show,” she told us. Additionally, Tim Gunn will be seen running, something Klum initiated because, “well, I just wanted to see him run….it was very entertaining to say the least!”
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