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“Wait — you’re Lily Cole, you’re Roxanne Lowitt and you’re from Duran Duran. What’s going on here?” said Heath Ledger, who had wandered into the Bowery Hotel with some friends on Sunday night. He’d happened upon the Another Magazine dinner, where he also found Helena Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Amy Sacco and a host of fashion fixtures: Terry Richardson, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough and Erin Fetherston.
After a surprisingly staid meal at the hotel’s Gemma restaurant, everyone decamped to The Box. There, the crowd outside the door was such that Simon Le Bon and Another’s Jefferson Hack were shoved back by unwitting security guards and almost didn’t make it in. Once inside, guests were treated to a risqué show that left more than a few blushing.
Further uptown, Narciso Rodriguez toasted the 10th anniversary of his collection with a low-key affair on the roof of the Gramercy Park Hotel. With his shirt slightly unbuttoned and a five o’clock shadow, the designer looked extraordinarily relaxed. “I think it’s exhaustion,” he said with a smile. “We’ve been through the good times, bad times, tough times, but we’re still here.” And going forward? “I was thinking along the lines of going home to bed,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rachel Weisz was in a fierce tête-à-tête with Marie Claire’s Joanna Coles (cover talk?), while Donna Karan popped up for a break from working on her collection.
Diane von Furstenberg’s was already done, so she invited friends to her 14th Street headquarters for a postshow dinner. Seen among the crowd were André Balazs, Rupert and Wendi Murdoch, Ellen Barkin, Veronica Webb and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who has become quite the fixture this season at the shows. “There’s always a lot of really beautiful women, and I enjoy that,” said Kelly, who over the weekend had denied speculation he was thinking of running for mayor.