Rachel Comey is not usually one of those shows that has a celeb packed front row. Or any celebs in the front row for that matter. Devoted editors, buyers and Brooklyn cool girls a plenty but celebs? Not so much. So imagine our delight when one of our favorite celebs, the Party Girl herself, Parker Posey, plunked herself down a few seats over from us at last night's show (see our review and runway pix here).
While waiting to interview Comey backstage after her show, Posey joined the line of fashion editors. "So, is this where we line up?" Posey asked me. I resisted my urge to yell "Air Raid!" and seized on the opportunity to turn my recorder on the incredibly down-to-earth actress first. "OK," she shrugged, jokingly. Only, somehow she ended up interviewing me instead.
Fashionista: You don't usually come to fashion shows [except for pal Cynthia Rowley's shows]. Parker Posey: No, I don't. But I really love Rachel and I love her clothes and I love her shoes and I love her bags.
Fashionista: How long have you been a Comey girl? Parker Posey: Five or six years.
Parker Posey: What about you, how long have you been in this biz? Fashionista: Around five years.
Parker Posey: So you saw Rachel come up from a seed? Fashionista: Yeah, and now I'm just starting to be able to afford her shoes [ahem, at her sample sales].
Fashionista: What did you think of the collection? Parker Posey: It kind of had a 2001 Stanley Kubrick vibe but with an elegance and femininity.
Fashionista: So is this the end of your fashion week adventures? Parker Posey: You know, I don't do a lot, I'm boring. Interview [Rachel Comey].
Fashionista: What designers do you like? Parker Posey: I can't keep up. You know who I like is Gary Graham. I know, I need to be more on it. I don't have a stylist. I need to make more of an effort.
We think you're doing just fine, Parker. And if you ever want to hang out and eat dumplings and shop for Rachel Comey shoes, we're totally down...