The seventh floor of Bergdorf Goodman was a microcosm of the Roaring Twenties Thursday night in celebration of Coquette Atelier, a new vintage collection by Rona Gaye Stevenson and Cassandra Grey launched exclusively in the store. Singers Alice Smith and Frieda Lee serenaded the crowd, which included Woody Harrelson, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Missoni, Kim Cattrall and Paz de la Huerta.
“I kind of waited at Bergdorf’s to find the right vintage,” said Linda Fargo, who was the easiest to spot in the room with Maison Michel lace bunny ears sprouting from her signature silver bob. “Cassandra and Rona have an incredible eye. I really waited for the right moment, and meeting these two, it was like — this is it.”
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“I have never felt more glamorous,” said Hannah Bronfman, donning a vintage red satin number from the collection. “I mean, this collar!”
“You are so inspirational right now,” she gushed to Fargo, who paired her bunny ears with a vintage Thierry Mugler dress originally worn by Jerry Hall.
“Dressing down for me is really hard,” admitted Fargo.
“What I do is get vintage pieces into pristine condition,” said Stevenson, one half of the design duo, clad in a slinky white Norman Norell gown. “I scour the globe. I do really well in… obscure places,” she demurred, with laughter. “Rona Gaye is a modern day tomb raider. I can find it all.”