SCOTTISH ACCENT: Aurélie Bidermann, Anthony Vaccarello, Victoire de Castellane, Yaz Bukey, Elie Top, Jean Touitou, Ellen von Unwerth and Virginie Courtin-Clarins were among guests gathering to celebrate the new issue of Holiday Magazine, dedicated to Scotland, at Le Divellec restaurant in Paris Saturday night.
Bertrand Burgalat — wearing a kilt — performed while guests danced and nibbled on fish and chips cooked up by private chef Daniel de la Falaise.
“Scotland is in the news,” said artistic director Franck Durand, who with fashion journalist Marc Beaugé is behind the revival of the American travel publication that is published biannually in English.
The new issue includes a fashion-feature shot in Scotland by Karim Sadli, a piece by Glenn O’ Brien and photos on “memories of Glasgow’s 81,” by Joe McKenna.
“I love the dreamy landscapes of Scotland,” said von Unwerth.
“I have never been to Scotland,” deplored Garance Doré, who is working on a book made of a collection of essays about style.
“I don’t understand the Scottish accent,” said Touitou, who nevertheless sources wool in Scotland. The A.P.C. founder and owner is to show his last capsule collection with Vanessa Seward on Tuesday before she presents her debut signature line during Paris Fashion Week next spring.
“There is a wild, mystical aspect to Scotland, which I like very much,” said Bidermann, wearing a Julien David top. The jewelry designer said she has a third boutique in the pipeline after the ones in Paris and New York, which opened in SoHo in August.
“My heart belongs to Paris,” said Bukey, who was wearing a Jacquemus oversized coat. “That’s the name of my new collection that I am presenting tomorrow.”
“I like Scottish women. They have something of the French aristocratic women of the 19th century,” said Olivier Saillard, who is preparing a new performance with one of them — Tilda Swinton — that will take place at Palais Galliera fashion museum in November.
Meanwhile, Catherine Baba said she is to shoot the finale of “Project Fashion,” the French equivalent of “Project Runway” on Oct. 2, when she is on jury duty.
There was a DJ set by Burgalat and Emmanuelle Alt later in the evening.