Unlike the front rows of certain shows, the Soho Prada store doesn’t need to pull strings (or, ahem, dole out cash) to wrangle bold-facers to its always highly anticipated Fashion Week bash. Tuesday night’s party, which featured a premiere of the the animated short film “Trembled Blossoms” and a performance by band CocoRosie, felt more like an insider industry to-do thana celeb fest—and the better for it.
Sure there was Ginnifer Goodwin in one corner, rumors that Fergie was coming (she never showed) and omnipresent Eliza Dushku making the rounds in a bright red frock. But most of the revelers—a veritable backstage worth of models like Jessica Stam, Sasha Pivavorova, Heather Marks, Anouck Lepère and Lily Donaldson along with Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Riley Keough, Vincent Gallo, Rufus Sewell and Chac eCrawford—were just happy to hangout, drink up the Prosecco and vodka and gobble up the foie gras and mushroom cannoli hors d’oeuvres.
“I’ve actually never been in this store before,” said Angela Lindvall taking in the surroundings. “I live in Los Angeles so the last thing I do when I come to New York is go shopping.”
Rose McGowan, who has certainly been making the rounds this week, divulged her stay-ready secret.”I put spackle on my face,” she quipped. “I was up until 4AM last night watching a ‘Golden Girls’ marathon.”
Dylan McDermott stopped by briefly before skipping out to a 10PM dinner at the Gramercy Hotel, though it wasn’t his first such appearance this week—he was at Proenza Schouler the night before and explained he’s practically a Fashion Week pro, having grown up in New York going to shows. This time around, however, he seemed less taken with the mannequins.”The girls are so young and they had a deadened quality to them,” he said of the ones he’s seen thus far. “It was very filmic.”