SPARKLY SOIREE: Nadja Swarovski and husband Rupert Adams hosted a private dinner at the Swarovski Crystallized concept store in SoHo on Tuesday night for about 40 well dressed guests. Nate Berkus, Prince Dimetri, Adelina Wong Ettelson and Bill Ettelson and more mingled over Champagne before descending into Café Kristall for a seafood dinner prepared by chefs Kurt Gutenbrunner and Eric Chavot of Windsor, the private community and country club in Florida where the Swarovskis have a home. “I always eat so much when I come to New York — especially the steak,” mused Swarovski, wearing a white Frank Tell dress — the same one, coincidentally, donned by guest Amanda Ross (the two posed for a photo in good spirits.)


Hot on the heels of her surprise honor at the CFDA Awards on Monday night, Swarovski spoke of her inspiration, the late Eleanor Lambert, whom she surmised was working her magic in the background. “I didn’t know who was coming onstage, and then all of a sudden Brian Atwood and everyone was behind me — we’ve all been through so much together. They were just your kids on the block and they’ve really evolved so much,” she said, admitting that she went to bed slightly late. “My parents are in town and my father [Helmut] was not allowed to go to bed before meeting Lady Gaga. We couldn’t find her all night, and then what do you know? She was in the elevator with us as we were leaving the Top of the Standard,” Swarovski said. “My father said to her, ‘Come to Wattens! We will make a special stone for you!’” she recounted with laughter. “Hopefully Gaga will take him up on the offer.”

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