Seemingly everyone had a different celebration to attend in the aftermath of shows on Saturday night.
Band of Outsiders kept it casual with a friends-and-family-style dinner at the Meatball Shop’s new West Village location. “We had an event in L.A. with Net-a-porter where we screened ‘Meatballs,’ you know, the Bill Murray movie, and gave everyone meatball subs and we really just wanted to keep the meatball theme alive,” Scott Sternberg explained near a tray of ice cream sandwiches. Friends of the brand were squeezed around the long tables and up close to the bar. The small space was practically heaving with well-wishers. Sternberg’s beaming mother looked on, obviously proud. “Oh, my mom’s sweet,” Sternberg laughed. “Proud parents. That’s what it’s all about, right?” Parental supervision seemed to be a theme on the evening. At Joseph Altuzarra’s innaugural after party at the Chinatown club Red Egg, the designer’s parents set up base camp in a booth near the door.
Way uptown at Upper East Side gallery Salon 94, where Reed Krakoff was hosting a dinner to celebrate his “One Chair” installation, the mood was far less frantic, stuffy even — literally. During a cocktail hour in the space’s well-curated second floor, Krakoff and gallery owner Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn each took it upon themselves to crack a window to let some air in at different points in the evening. The exhibit features 99 variations on a simple gray felt chair that decorated the designer’s first store. As the crowd of stylists, editors and artists made its way to dinner on the first floor, Krakoff and wife Delphine fielded a question about their seating preferences in the office. “I sit in that chair,” Delphine said of the exhibition’s subject. “You have to have nice posture. I’m not sure it’s ergonomic. I think it’s the opposite of ergonomic.”
Prabal Gurung held a celebratory late-night dance party at the Electric Room, where Mia Moretti DJ’d and Brad Goreski showed up to shake it. All were rather sad about Whitney Houston’s death, news of which began to circulate just as partygoers were stepping out for the evening. “It’s very sad, I’m sure Mia will play some of her songs,” Gurung said (she did, along with a selection of Britney Spears, Madonna and Seventies classics). “So anyway, let’s just dance!” By a little after midnight, the room was filled with shimmying revelers (a queue of their very chilled would-be counterparts scrolled up the ramp towards the street) who stayed on into the wee hours.
For more than a few revelers, the night ended at The Standard, where Purple Magazine, BLK DNM and André Saraiva took over The Top of The Standard and Le Bain to fete any number of occasions: the denim brand’s one year anniversary, the magazine’s latest issue, the French club magnate and artist’s exhibit, “Love Letters,” at Half Gallery. Doutzen Kroes, Sky Ferreira, Lindsey Wixson, Johan Lindberg and Waris Ahluwalia were all in attendance, as were Lindsay Lohan and Sofia Vergara, who made a late-night check in.
It didn’t take long for Leigh Lezark and Greg Krelenstein, who handled DJ duties on the early shift, to get Houston on the club’s soundsystem.
“‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ has always been a Misshapes staple for many years now,” Krelenstein said as he queued the song up on his laptop.
“For many years,” Lezark nodded. “It’s really sad, but every single person is dancing to every Whitney song and lighters are up. We just want to remember her in a good way.”
Sure enough one dancefloor reveler had his Bic in the air.