New York Fashion Week: The Parties

9/13/2012 1:17:00 AM


New York Fashion Week: The Parties

It was all about old-school uptown Swan glamour when FIT’s couture council honoured Oscar de la Renta. The man’s clearly still got IT though. The Bush sisters turned up, as did SJP, Nada Swarovski as well as his great fashion contempories, Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenburg. There’s no stopping those silver surfers.  

As if not to be out done by the golden oldies it was a far younger set when the Proenza Schouler boys were opening their Madison Avenue store, the dinner was thrown at a private apartment resplendent with a first class art collection and a first class crowd; although it was debatable which was more interesting with all those IT girls like Olympia Scarry and actresses Kate Bosworth and Elizabeth Olsen with which to feast the eye. It wasn’t just for the spring chicken though, super-stylist Rachel Zoe got a look it too.

Karlie Kloss kept things beautiful at the Jason Wu après-party but if that was great then French editrix Carine Roitfeld’s party at the Frick was a ‘moment’. She was launching her new book, CR Fashion Book, and the crowd was premier cru, made up of a model pack including a repeat performance from Kloss, as well as Karen Elson, Bar Refaeli as well as a tryptich of designers, Wang, Tisci and Altuzarra. The Frick party was a mini Met Ball, the sort of stuff that fashion week wet dreams are made of. 

The Vreeland documentary premiere was the intellectual moment of the week. Made by a Vreeland a couple of gens down from the legendary Vogue editor, it was no doubt what she would have described as having ‘pizzaz.’ But it was Marc Jacobs’ afterparty that closed off things roundly. How clever to hire out the WASPy environs of the New York Yacht Club and fill it to the brim with the most fabulous of things. The Strokes dj’d and when actress Rose Byrne walked in she cried, “I feel like I’ve arrived!” And in more ways that one she had. 

Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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