The East End was buzzing last weekend as the social set hopped from Hampton to Hampton, and even to Bellport, for a parade of parties. On Friday night, the usually quiet town of Sag Harbor came to life when a gaggle of drag queens pranced and posed in front of the Sag Harbor CInema for the premiere of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." While local folk gawked, pointed and giggled at "the girls," the likes of Yasmin Aga Khan, Carolina and Ana Luisa Herrera, Marisa Tomei and the film's star, Terence Stamp, filed into the theater. Calvin and Kelly Klein also turned up, but left in the middle of the film. The Kleins showed up late the following night at the East Hampton airport for the Take Off benefit for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care. Few celebrities had come and when Calvin and Kelly finally appeared, the paparazzi went off the charts, greeting them with a relentless barrage of strobe lights. The Kleins, along with Marci Klein and Sandy Gallin, made a fast exit. Earlier that evening, Beth DeWoody hosted a cocktail party in the garden of her Southampton house, along with Susan Soros and Sheila Wolfe. The party was a kickoff reception for the Parrish Art Museum's benefit auction on Sept. 17. And Deanna Annis opened the lawn of her Grey Dunes Estate in Bellport for the last time, for the eighth Sunday by the Bay benefit. Annis is selling the estate, so the fund raiser will have to move elsewhere. But for the final benefit on the great lawn, Carol Alt walked the runway and Wilson Pickett performed - "Dock of the Bay," appropriately enough.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia