PAINT THE TOWN: Vionnet and Purple magazine hosted a dinner at Brasserie Lipp, the quintessential French bistro in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on Wednesday, the second day of Paris Fashion Week. The party was cohosted by Goga Ashkenazi, Vionnet’s creative director, Purple editor in chief Olivier Zahm, Marisa Berenson and models Lily Sumner and Tamy Glauser.
“It’s an evening of friendship and creativity. It’s eclectic. This is what we are,” said Ashkenazi, fresh from her show.
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Sumner graces the cover of Purple’s fall issue lensed by Craig McDean, while Berenson and Glauser, Louis Vuitton’s androgynous muse, are featured in the edition. The hosts were joined by the likes of Charlotte Casiraghi, Anja Rubik, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Lou Doillon, Soko, Melvil Poupaud, André Saraiva, Anna Cleveland, Aurélie Bidermann, Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea, Alex de Betak, Elie Top and Arielle Dombasle.
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy literally had to walk over a table to get a seat in the crowded space. “I am tall,” he reasoned.
Lipp’s legendary unruffled waiters appeared overwhelmed by the hungry yet unruly fashion crowd table-hopping, seat-swapping and going outside for a drag on cigarettes. “It’s a pleasant mess,” said Rubik, who was wearing Haider Ackermann.
“Glasses really don’t suit me,” Doillon deplored, speaking to eyewear designer Thierry Lasry. “But hats do. I don’t know why. It is in the genes.”
Over sole meunière, Michel Gaubert revealed he will create the soundtracks for five more fashion shows — Kenzo, Hermès, Miu Miu, Chanel and Nina Ricci.
“I loved the music at Rochas,” said Soko, referring to Vivaldi, which also figured in the movie “The Dancer” in which she stars that came out that same day. “I danced to Vivaldi for sixth months.”
“I am here working on a shoot for 032c magazine — a few things, and hanging out,” said Rihanna’s stylist Mel Ottenberg.
After dinner, some guests hit Le Montana, the nightclub a stone’s throw from the bistro, while others, including DJ Clara 3000 and rising model Dylan Lynch, crossed the Seine to head over to the Fenty x Puma after party at the jam-packed club L’Arc. Rihanna, who serves as women’s creative director of Puma, made a showing only in the wee hours of the morning.