Costume designer Jennifer Starzyk also discusses collaborating closely with the leads and passing the titular duo's fashion legacy onto their daughters.
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Name: Monika What do you do? I'm a model. What was the last thing you bought? A computer! What's your favorite website? Fashiongonerogue.com What was the last song you listened to? I was just listening to Kid Cudi. What would you never be caught wearing?
As the night wore on (and a monsoon raged outside), Surface to Air revelers made their way from the store's new flagship to the late-90s staple B Bar on Bowery. By the time we got there, we were soaked to the bone, but somehow all the lovelies and trendsters miraculously managed to stay fresh and dry through their transit. Another 90s reference of the night--lots of guys toting bulky backpacks, which got to be kind of a bitch navigation-wise as the bar got crowded. We spotted Surface to Air co-founder Jérémie Rozan schmoozing with his party people, plus DJ/fashion girl Mia Moretti, Genevieve Jones, and Emily Weiss (who did a drive-by for some champers and photo ops), editor of the Fashionista-awarded "Best Fashion-y Beauty Blog" Into the Gloss. Kid Cudi himself stopped by later, along with Chromeo, who performed for the pumped up crowd. On our way out, to our pleasant surprise, we bumped into James “PJ” Ransone. Who, you ask? Well, hipster subway commuters may recognize as the denim-clad guy in those Opening Ceremony x Levi’s ads, but fans of The Wire know him as tragic, trigger-happy longshoreman Ziggy Sobotka.
The opening of the edgy chic Surface to Air flagship store in Soho kicked off the unofficial start to Fashion Week Wednesday night. A massive crowd of fashion-y types made their first appearance of the evening at the unveiling of the Parisian brand’s first stateside boutique Mercer Street. Amongst the growing mob of usual downtown scenester types, we, to be perfectly honest, were witness to some of the oddest people we’ve seen since, well, last Fashion Week. We're talking: A guy sporting a full facial tattoo a la Zombie Boy (but incongruously dressed like he was going to a sports bar), a socialite wearing a completely see through diamanté-d dress (but thankfully matching undies), a Benedictine monk wannabe with under-eye liner, and a perspiring man donning a tight translucent cellophane-like wrap. Nice to see you again, the craziness that is Fashion Week. As for the guests that we did recognize: Starchitect Karim Rashid, Bird’s Jen Mankins, DJ Becka Diamond, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and a Fendi-clad Genevieve Jones, who incidentally told us she just finished tweeting about the aforementioned facial tattoo guy. Reportedly, REM’s Michael Stipe dropped by (and we were keeping an eagle eye on the photogs to signal a famous person’s entrance), but maybe amidst all the out-there scenesters, the usually low-key Stipe just strolled in under the radar.
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