FASHION ROCKS: The fashion crowd was treated to a double dose of rock ’n’ roll icons Thursday evening, with Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses performing at a John Varvatos party, while across town Patti Smith tore it up at the LNA fete at Milk Gallery. Fittingly, Rose rocked out at the Varvatos boutique on Bowery Street, which previously housed the legendary CBGB venue — singing 17 songs, including crowd-pleasers “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’Mine.” “I have no voice left. This was an epic evening,” said an elated Varvatos, who cohosted the event with L’Uomo Vogue. On hand were Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Sean Lennon, newly minted Bravo reality star Kelly Cutrone and Eighties rock relic Sebastian Bach. Smith, meanwhile, sang a 45-minute set for a packed crowd of dancing hipsters, dedicating her last song to the late Alexander McQueen.
This story first appeared in the February 15, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
MORE MOORE: Milan Fashion Week will get a dose of stardom courtesy of Bulgari, as actress Julianne Moore is slated to attend the Italian jewelry house’s cocktail on Feb. 26. Moore appears in Bulgari’s latest ad campaign photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. During the cocktail, Bulgari will present its accessories collection, now designed by a team, as Gianluca Lera, who helped spearhead the company’s push into accessories, exited the company in the fall.