WORK IT: Fashion Week parties are generally reserved for the younger set, but Tuesday night, Bergdorf Goodman drew a, shall we say, more mature crowd for cocktails to celebrate a special exclusive edition of Susan Mulcahy’s forthcoming book “Drawing Fashion: The Art of Kenneth Paul Block.” The store’s fourth floor was packed to the gills with guests like Judy Peabody, Gloria Vanderbilt (one of the evening’s hosts), Arnold Scaasi and Anne Slater.
“This is such a geriatric crowd,” joked one guest.
Perhaps, but they were certainly up to swilling vodka and champagne while admiring some of Block’s framed drawings, which were on sale.The octogenarian artist and guest of honor refused to sit and worked the room (with elegant cane in hand), posing for pictures and charming thecrowd.
Only co-host Isaac Mizrahi, sporting a blue bandana on his head, seemed tobe suffering from sartorial stress — after all, his namesake collection was showing the next day. “My skeleton and bones are here but my mind is back in the studio,” said the designer, “Where I’m heading in ten minutes.”
CLOTHES ENVY: Parents concerned that watching the show “Gossip Girls” will transform their children into materialistic, spendthrifts can take some comfort in knowing that at least on of the series’ stars 15 year-old Taylor Momsen has her head screwed on straight. The actress took in the Fall ’08 Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti presentation Tuesday night along side her mother Colette.
“She loves the whole collection,” said Mom. “But she’s going to have to worka lot harder if she wants to buy everything!”
Momsen for her part was hoping she could don some of the looks once shootingstarts back up. “I’m going to have to have a talk with the costume designer about [my character] Jenny,” she grinned.
Other Ferretti fans in the crowd included Tatiana Santo Domingo, Coco Brandolini, Nicky Hilton and longtime loyalist Patricia Clarkson, who has alot on her plate between press for her new film “Married Life” with Chris Cooper and shooting the new Scorcese pic “Shutter Island.”