LEARNING TO REED: French actress Amira Casar, familiar with the best front rows of Paris Fashion Week, is finally getting a chance to impersonate a fashion designer. She has been cast to play the lead role in a stage version of “The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant,” based on the play and 1972 film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. “It’s a love story between two women,” said Casar, wearing a strict black, sleeveless dress by Comme des Garcons that seemed to foreshadow her character. “I think she’s a very traditional woman with a lot of morals,” she said gravely. The play is slated to open next April at l’Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet in Paris. Casar was among a youthful slice of Paris’ beau monde who piled into the Karsten Greve gallery Thursday night to meet American designer Reed Krakoff, who has set up a sales showroom in the gallery. He and energetic Krakoff president Valérie Hermann welcomed the likes of Olympia Le-Tan, Peter Copping, India Mahdavi and Harumi Klossowski de Rola, the daughter of the late French artist Balthus.
Toasting Reed Krakoff in Paris
American designer hosts cocktail party to introduce label to Europe.
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