Lulu de Kwiatkowski had a lot to celebrate Thursday night at the party Antony Todd threw for her at his downtown store. Not only was the artist and textile designer feting the publication of her first monograph, aptly titled “Lulu,” but de Kwiatkowski was also receiving congratulations from friends like Jamee Gregory, Anh Duong, Celerie Kemble and Jennifer Creel on the news that she’s expecting twin boys with her husband, Alfredo Gilardini.
“I am really excited,” said the expectant mama, who is five months along. And her book tour is turning into a sort of last hurrah, as she and her husband are relocating to Los Angeles. In fact, the Manhattan party was actually her second stop — the first party was at the Oscar de la Renta boutique in Bal Harbour. “My husband had never been to Miami,” said de Kwiatkowski.
In fact, the jet-setting new author is looking at motherhood of two as just one more crazy trip: “It’s like, for a four-hour plane ride, you might get antsy and want to get off. But if you know it’s a 14-hour plane ride, you are ready for it. That’s how I’m thinking of it, anyway,” she said.
Meanwhile, Gilardini is having a little fun with his wife. “He calls me ‘Porky,’” she said, grinning. “And he loves it when people are shocked by that.”