ISN’T IT RICH?: At house parties, people typically end up in the kitchen. That was the case Saturday night when Olympia Le-Tan presented her debut ready-to-wear collection in the white tiled Agatha Christie-esque kitchen at the Nissim de Camondo museum, with its giant central stove circa 1912.
Dancers, dressed as Le-Tan doppelgangers with black wigs and scarlet lips, paraded through the period room in the designer’s prim but very sexy collection, before stripping down to black Fifties-style lingerie.
“The collection’s all about money,” said Le-Tan, sporting a Betty dress from the collection in the same tartan pattern that was featured on the iced petit fours served to guests that included Victoire de Castellane, Marc Newson and filmmaker Gaspard Noé, who said he was waiting for financing on two potential movie projects.
In the museum’s salons, Le-Tan’s embroidered book bags and minaudières were scattered across 18th-century furnishings as if the tomes had been casually put down by absent readers, with titles like “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and Philip Larkin’s “A Girl in Winter” among those selected for the fall 2012 collection.
Each place at a sumptuous table in the dining room was set with round bags resembling caviar tins. The collection also includes clutches designed to look like bank notes.