My absolute favorite chiceteria–Indochine–is turning 30. There is a big, beautiful bash ce soir and a special, super-collectible red Indochine…
Last night Fashion Group International celebrated its annual Night of Stars “Galaxy” awards at Cipriani’s on Wall Street. Tout le monde turned out for the event to honor big names in the fashion, beauty, and interior design biz. Simon Doonan was back again this year to take over hosting duties and he didn’t disappoint. In a “where were they then” monologue, Doonan dished out his own imaginary scenarios of the honorees past 30 years ago in honor of the anniversary placing the likes of Carine Roitfeld in the gutter of Montparnase doling out fashion critiques to Angela Missoni taking a vow of poverty in a convent. This would make for a great SNL-inspired comedy skit, non?
As guests entered the Missoni show this season through a giant courtyard, where children innocently played games and were amusingly unmoved by the fashion circus that circled around them. Upon entering the space, editors were seated amidst giant wooden zigzag structures by stage designers AAAHHHAAA (oui, that is indeed the name) that carved out the shape of the runway where the audience was treated to “A pop’n’xotic fantasy”. Such was the theme of the Missoni show this season. What exactly does that mean? That classic Missoni zigzag pattern got treated to plenty of Japanese influences in big, bold colors. But if you are thinking of some of those classic Missoni knits, think again. Spring was about a cool new take on the brand’s traditions so it’s fitting they looked East this season to a culture, simultaneously rife with new ideas yet steeped in tradition.