It was all in a week’s fashion week work for Kate Winslet, Georgina Chapman, Mary Charteris and Alexa Chung as the week in New York kicked off.
The first few days of New York fashion week were rock n roll. The kick-off was atop the Standard Hotel when The Kills - Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince aka Mr Kate Moss - played to an adoring fashion-plate crowd. Alexa Chung hugged Poppy Delevingne while jewelry designer Eddie Borgo pushed to the front in his fedora and model Erin Wasson looked laid-back and calm amidst this crowd of crazy. But that was just a glittery taste of what was to come. As night rolled round after a day of shows it was to the CFDA as it celebrated 50 years; here the girls embraced looks that didnt veer far from sleek and black. That was pretty much the stock-in-trade uniform for these raven fashion mavens who included Georgina Chapman, Kate Winslet and Vera Wang. Perhaps it was so the bold and brights of the vintage looks on display could be seen to the best effect? Or maybe it was just because its the tried and tested fashion week formula. Either way at the Jason Wu after party at Double Seven model Coco Rocha sat back and looked pale and interesting while Austrian-born London-based social stalwart and fabulous stylist-about-town Caroline Sieber sensibly rocked a lavish fur coat which she made cute, not old, in the freezing cold. Another night out and it was art meets fashion at new hot spot Super Linda when nightlife impresario and street artist Andre Saraiva, hosted - along with Purple’s Olivier Zahm and Johan Lindeberg - a bash for BLK DNM that drew in some of the citys finest socials, as well as some non-Manhattanites. Amongst the out-of-towners were the two top European party people (and co-hostesses of Leon Max’s party last summer at Easton Neston) flown in from the Old World. First up the model and muse Lady Mary Charteris in from London, swiftly followed by a sultry and red be-lipped Josephine de la Baume fresh from Paris. After their dinner it was back to the Top of the Standard for an apres-soiree Euro-style because - as every good fashion girl knows - what goes around, comes around. Even if it’s in the first 48 hours of fashion week.
Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen
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