MOONLIGHTING: Could Vincent Darré be planning a career move? The interior designer turned his hand to a different profession, that of sales adviser, Monday evening at the party to inaugurate eyewear designer Thierry Lasry’s Paris flagship, as he accompanied friends around the boutique he designed.
Olympia Le-Tan picked out a pale pink pair with black wings. “I’m a very pink person,” she quipped. For Farida Khelfa, it was a multicolored flecked design that caught her attention, although she balked at the 460 euro, or $512 at current exchange, price tag. Actress Eva Ionesco also picked out a model.
“I’m crazy about sunglasses. Every time I arrive in an airport I buy a pair,” Khelfa said. “I couldn’t even tell you how many pairs I have.” Her husband, businessman Henri Seydoux, hesitated between more sober designs from the range of corrective eyewear on offer. Guests at the party also included Anna Cleveland, Arielle Dombasle, Kristina Bazan, Elie Top, Martine Sitbon and Hervé Leroux.
Lasry hinted that he could soon be growing his presence into new categories beyond eyewear. “I’m working on different projects that are radically different in every way from anything I have done so far,” he said. “I’ve done a lot of interesting collaborations and sunglasses. It’s time to think differently. The key is to surprise people.”
All he would reveal was that any new categories would have to fit into the bijou 540-square-foot space. “That’s a problem. I need to think about it,” he said.