“I just found out about this party,” Samantha Ronson said outside Le Baron Thursday night. Inside, her younger sister Annabelle Dexter-Jones was co-hosting a late dinner with Maria Buccellati to celebrate the former’s capsule collection with the French label Faith Connexion. “Annabelle has got ‘it,’” Buccellati smiled.
Dexter-Jones greeted guests by the bar, sporting a gamine black shift dress and a silk headband, of her own design, under a leopard-print fur coat. “I want to tell you all about it,” Dexter-Jones said, describing the 25-piece line as having a heavy influence from the clothes she and her siblings wore as children. Two of said siblings (Samantha and Charlotte Ronson) were present. The trio posed for photographers against the red-and-black wallpaper that lined the staircase.
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Dexter-Jones’ boyfriend, André Saraiva, on hand for the celebrations (one of many to take place at his Chinatown hot spot this week), had designed the line’s signature label — a very prettily handwritten “Annabelle” with a small graphic of a pencil.
“It’s actually really quite good,” one partygoer said of the clothing. “That girl has been out and about in New York since she was a teenager, and she’s still here and relevant…she’s doing something right.”