TORY’S CROWD: Kate Bosworth, Karen Elson, Jaime King, Langley Fox Hemingway, Liya Kebede, Waris Ahluwalia and Liu Wen were among the front row guests at Tory Burch’s show Tuesday morning at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.
“I’m a good friend of Tory’s. She’s awesome,” said Elson, who was dressed head to toe in the designer’s clothes and accessories. She said stylist Tabitha Simmons is one of her best friends, “and she turned me onto Tory.” Elson, who lives in Nashville, said she just made a record “Double Roses,” which will be coming out later this year.
Bosworth, who was making the fashion rounds this week, said she has a new movie coming out, “Before I Wake,” which is a psychological thriller with Jacob Tremblay, the nine-year-old boy who stars in “The Room. “He’s the utmost professional. He’s been here before,” she said. Bosworth said that after Tory Burch’s show she was flying back to Los Angeles, where she and her husband are building a home. “It’s almost finished,” she said. “I will check in with my husband so I’m not the phantom wife.”
Meantime, Daniella Vitale, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president at Barneys New York Inc., said the retailer would be launching Tory Burch Sport exclusively at its stores this spring. While the retailer doesn’t carry the Tory Burch apparel or accessories collections, the majority of the Barneys flagships will have Tory Sport, which has been sold exclusively at Burch’s retail store at 257 Elizabeth Street and online so far. Another Tory Sport store is expected to open next month in the Flatiron District. Burch had several Tory Sport pieces on the runway that were available for immediate purchase.