If there was any question New York Fashion Week has become about celebrity, it was resoundingly answered Tuesday night on the top floor of Milk Studios, where an endless stream of the famous headed for a dinner cohosted by Jefferson Hack‘s Another Magazine and David Yurman in honor of the semiannual glossy’s cover star Kirsten Dunst.
Kate Moss, Karen Elson, Jacquetta Wheeler, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough were among the fashion crowd who stopped by to mix it up with Dunst (in Proenza straight off the runway), Sofia Coppola, Eva Mendes, Mary-Kate Olsen and Kate Bosworth, who was in town for the Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen shows, among others.
“I’m very excited about the handbag and ankle booties he [Posen] just sent to me,” Bosworth confessed. “And it’s really nice to be sent stuff from Marc Jacobs, too.”
Moss whizzed by, smoking a cigarette and trailed by her overprotective handler. “Ask an important question, and then let us go,” barked Moss’ guard dog to a guest. “So sorry,” the notorious model explained. “She’s my agent.”
After dinner, guests headed downstairs to a gallery space to watch The Kills perform. As loads of hipsters poured through the doors, Olsen, Dunst, Zooey Deschanel and Vanessa Traina sought cover in a temporary VIP space created by a row of armchairs in the corner. Unexpected guest Paris Hilton also headed to the corner, only to find that this was, perhaps, not her crowd. She headed out again just as quickly as she’d come in, only to lose her footing and hit the decks, much to the delight of onlookers. Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan and Moss held court in the penthouse as the party raged on.
Uptown at Asia de Cuba at Morgans, Narciso Rodriguez gathered his nearest and dearest for cocktails following his show. “I just wanted something more intimate, where all of my friends could come and have good food,” explained Rodriguez of his venue choice. “I went to one of the best parties of my life here. It’s nice to go back to a classic New York.” His besties Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld (whose birthday it was) were on hand to honor the designer.
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Over at The Double Seven, Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig were kicking up their heels after their runway show. “It’s across from our studio, and they have a great margarita,” Chapman said of her party den of choice. But with each cocktail, the designer began to regret her impending vacation plans with her mum. “We’re going camping in Peru for two weeks. I don’t think I thought that one through,” she joked. “I’d rather be doing another collection.”
Meanwhile, Craig held court in the back room with Mischa Barton and her stylist Rachel Zoe, though the ingenue ducked out early to get a slice of pizza. Karolina Kurkova, Margherita Missoni, Diego Garcia and, of course, Harvey Weinstein stayed until the wee hours.