Olivia Palermo celebrated the launch of her design collaboration Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 with a dinner at Indochine last night. Holding court at Palermo’s roundtable was hubby Johannes Huebl, Carlos Souza, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, and Brian Atwood, to name a few. The collection, in case you haven’t seen it yet, is full of great wardrobe options at affordable prices ($68 for a top and $448 for the most expensive piece, a sleeveless suede trench). “This collection gives a new dimension to what I’ve been working on with accessories and beauty, and so now I’m branching into apparel and it just ties it all together,” Palermo told The Daily.
Dining over dishes like steamed Vietnamese ravioli and fried spring rolls, guests seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. Not to mention, they had a party crasher and Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by the restaurant before heading across the street to Joe’s Pub. We caught up with Rachel Zoe who was hanging out with pal Carlos Souza, and they reminisced to us about that famous party in Rome for Valentino Garavani‘s grand adieu to his label. “It was literally one of the best weekends of my entire life,” said Zoe. Souza reminded her that Valentino was the first piece of couture the uber-stylist ever wore, a crocodile black and white chiffon gown. Zoe said she wore an off-the-shoulder Valentino couture gown, while in Rome for the big fête. “It was as if I had dreamed the dress and it came to life!” she exclaimed.
Summing up the evening, which felt like a gathering of old friends, Souza said, “What a lovely dinner! I’m reluctant to ask for a doggy bag. Baby come on! So delicious.” And that, darlings, is why Indochine remains a New York institution and the perennial go-to for the fashion industry.