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Discussing the weather at a cocktail party is a tad trite, but the topic’s a little hard to ignore when the stifling temp puts everyone at risk of perspiring through their expensive finery.

As the social set swanned into the Chloé pop-up store in East Hampton on Saturday evening, one observer chuckled, “Look at all the beautiful people sweating.” Even the models hired to show off the clothes were so damp that staff had to periodically dab at their dripping foreheads. (Granted, they were in heavy fall knits.)

This story first appeared in the July 20, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

To beat the heat, waiters passed chilled rosé, chilled further with ice cubes, and lobster rolls throughout the crowd, which included Olivia Chantecaille, Guy Oseary and Michelle Alves. There were also sugar cookies shaped like the house’s Paraty handbag. But guests Jessica Udell and Beth Storey scored the real thing when they won the night’s raffle.

Doutzen Kroes, who co-hosted the affair with Lauren Santo Domingo, Filipa Fino and Ralph Toledano, had good reason, aside from the humidity, to be glowing: she’s expecting. “I feel like I’m going to be talking pregnancy all night,” the model said as yet another partygoer approached her to discuss child bearing.

Afterward, most of the party dispersed to cool their heels at an elegant private dinner at the home of Chloé executive vice president Karin Gregersen


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