BIRTHDAY BOY: Pedro Winter, Janelle Monáe and Ramdane Touhami turned out for Pigalle Paris’ anniversary bash at Maxim’s on Tuesday night.
Stéphane Ashpool, the designer of the French streetwear label that scooped up the coveted ANDAM Fashion Award this year, chose a live jazz band, Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, for the event. Why?
“It’s for the era and because [New Orleans] was French,” he smiled.
“It is very ‘Pigalle’, very offbeat,” Winter opined of the vibe. He revealed he went to the same kindergarten as Ashpool. “Not the same year though; I turned 40,” noted Winter, who is working on the third album of Justice with his label Ed Banger Records.
Entrepreneur Touhami said he is to open 20 new locations for Buly, his scented candle and beauty brand. These include two in New York in 2016: a corner at Bergdorf Goodman and a flagship in SoHo slated for June.