It should come as a surprise to no one that the dinner to celebrate Paper editor Kim Hastreiter and her CFDA award lured a assorted mix of generally fabulous people from the worlds of fashion, art and New York nothing-in-particular to Indochine on Sunday night.
After all, Hastreiter is known for collecting amazing friends (in fact, she curated a show entitled, “My Amazing Friends” last year) and for a talent for connecting people.
“There’s a good mix of the oldies and young people,” Hastreiter said, surveying the room, which was filled with the likes of Betsey Johnson, John Waters, Stephen Burrows, Anna Sui, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller, Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Alek Wek, Erin Wasson, Veronica Webb, Sally Singer, George Lois, Cindy Sherman, Kenny Scharf, Marilyn Minter, Thelma Golden, Albert Maysles, Iris Apfel, the Toledos and performer Joey Arias, who seranaded the guest of honor with a couple of sexy songs. (Arias is currently at work on a Thierry Mugler-directed one-man show—”Z Chromosome”—which features costumes by Mugler and opens at the end of September.)
Of course, when Hastreiter took to the mic, she had but one request of her friends: “Find somebody you don’t know and go talk to them.” (If that dictat wasn’t enough to bring out the Hastreiter in everyone, there were also red plastic glasses at every place setting to take home—inspired, of course, by the editor’s trademark spectacles.)