In the early twilight of Tuesday evening, much of the social media coming out of the Tristate area was of one thing: the sunset. An angry summer storm had just blown through Manhattan and in its aftermath, a particularly picturesque (read: particularly Instagrammable) sky — a gash of orange against watercolored pinks and blues — was revealed. People couldn’t help themselves.
Even Chloë Grace Moretz wasn’t immune to its colorful draw. Luckily the teen actress was in prime position: a particularly scenic tract of the High Line where Coach was holding its annual summer party. After much scouting, she found the perfect spot, handed her brother her festive flower crown — lest it get in the way — and snapped away. Directly above her on the right was another Kodak moment in its own right: a massive billboard featuring Moretz’s Coach campaign. “It’s a little weird,” she admitted, gazing up at her larger-than-life image.
Around her, the summer soiree was revving up. It had all the essentials: a flower crown-making station, caricature artists, a photo booth, hotdogs and fries, and, of course, flowing rosé. And then there was the blonde-heavy guest list; Moretz, Kate Bosworth, Kiernan Shipka, Suki Waterhouse, Dylan Penn, Chloe Norgaard and Hailey Clauson among them. “We’re homies,” Moretz said upon spotting Coach’s creative director, Stuart Vevers.
“People always look forward to this party,” Vevers said.
No kidding — Waterhouse had flown in from London just for the occasion; a first stop on her string of global lily-padding. “I’m going to Mexico for work and then to Glastonbury,” she said. Looking forward to any acts in particular? “Kanye,” she said immediately. “It’s going to be amazing.” A Yeezus viewing was just the first of the model’s extensive summer plans, though. “I’m going to Burning Man for a week,” she said. “My friends are doing a skydiving camp, so we’re going to fly in a helicopter over Burning Man and jump out, and then just do that a few times.” OK then.
For the less adventurous, a street-bound pilgrimage of sorts took place towards the end of the evening with a winnowed down group, including Moretz and Bosworth, heading two blocks south to Santina for an intimate dinner-after party. By then, the sunset was long gone, but there was still plenty of rosé to go around.