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Aurelie Bidermann Celebrates Her New York Store With a Little Help From Some Friends

Garance Dore, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Kate Young and Laure Heriard Dubreuil were among those who feted Aurelie Bidermann's newish New York store on Tuesday evening.

Aurelie Bidermann's New York boutique opened just days before the start of Fashion Month, which means she never got a chance to properly celebrate its existence. That was remedied on Tuesday night, when an impressively robust group of her friends came to toast the almost-beginning of the jewelry designer's New York story. 

After cocktail hour at the Nolita boutique, the crew -- which included Garance Dore, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin and Laure Heriard Dubreuil -- headed up to Lafayette for a family-style meal. "I love it here because it's very French," said Bidermann, draped in a vintage Yves Saint Laurent cloak. Dubreuil, who served as the evening's co-host, seemed thrilled to support her friend. (The two met when Dubreuil picked up Bidermann's collection for the Webster, her influential Miami concept shop.) "The store is so beautiful, it's like a ray of sunshine," said Dubreuil, wearing a straight-off-the-runway look from Stella Jean's fall 2014 collection. "I'm so excited for her. I want more stores to open. I'm an [Aurelie Bidermann] addict."  

Stylist Kate Young was just one of the many other personal fans of the brand around to support the designer. "I bought this, unlike every other person here!" she half-joked, referring to her resin horn bangle and the guests layered up in Bidermann's pieces. "It's modern without being tough. And it's significant. I don't really like super small, personal jewelry. I like things that are architectural. There's a nice balance with her pieces."

As for where Bidermann plans to take her vision next? It's difficult to believe Los Angeles -- where there are surely as many fans of her work as there are in New York -- is not in the cards. "I can't really say!" she demurred. "That would ruin the surprise." 

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