HONORING OLIVIER: There were no feathered tresses to be seen, but many fine looking friends (or new acquaintances) flocked to Bergdorf Goodman Tuesday night to toast Nina Ricci’s Olivier Theyskens, who had held a spring trunk show earlier that day. Theyskens has been on a fashion version of an American road trip: he had just come from California, where he introduced L.A. and San Francisco women to his new collection. “For me, I try to see the United States of America like Europe. What we are doing, any place I go, it matches,” he said of any perceived differences between the various cities. Though he appreciated the opportunity to actually leave Europe. “Fashion is so fast for me, so it’s nice for me to see it from a distance.”
Theyskens quietly relaxed in the dining area of BG, while a mix of editors, photographers (including Mario Sorrenti) and the usual Big Apple suspects like Tory Burch, Anne Grauso, Lauren Davis, Helen Schifter and Jennifer Creel crowded the bar. Marina Rust had to rush off to some quick baby-sitting relief, but still had time to appreciate her Nina Ricci frock. “I love wearing it, especially with double-sided tape,” she joked of the low-cut look. As for Marjorie Gubelmann, she couldn’t stop caressing her Theyskens- designed coat. “Touch it,” she encouraged guests. “It’s so soft. I want to sleep in it.”
PREVIEW: The New Museum on the Bowery is reopening at the end of this month, and to mark the occasion, Calvin Klein Collection is throwing a “First Look” party with the museum on Nov. 28. This being Calvin, there will be no shortage of celebrities on hand to host the shindig. Along with Calvin Klein Collection’s Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, hosts for the night will include the museum’s Lisa Phillips and Toby Devan Lewis, Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich, and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.