It was a roaring good time at the Prada store in Soho last night as some of the biggest faces in fashion, film, and music collided for an evening to celebrate the looks Miuccia Prada designed for costume designer and art director Catherine Martin for the hautely-anticipated film, Gatsby. The designer created 40 looks for the ’20s flick, transforming several looks from the Prada and Miu Miu archives. While the archival looks were not ’20s-inspired, Miuccia Prada has said she was surprised by how many of her pieces fit with the era.
Ex-mod and interior designer Athena Calderone stepped out at the Great Gatsby cocktail party at the Prada SoHo boutique last night dressing the ’20s part to a T. Chicccc! Other notables at the soiree included Maggie Gyllenhaal, Florence Welch, Katy Perry, Isla Fisher, Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Meyer and Tobey Maguire, and of course, Miuccia Prada.
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Martha Stewart asking Marc Jacobs who his favorite porn star is? Indeed, that happened! Last night at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit opening night dinner at The Plaza, the domestic diva took to Twitter to ask her followers to submit questions for Jacobs and she went there. The crowd included Pamela Love, Olivier Theyskens, Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Elettra Wiedemann, Yigal Azrouel, Eric Wilson, and Tom Florio as Bridget Foley facilitated a discussion with the evening’s keynote speaker. Some newsy items came up, as is the outcome of any heavily industry attended bread-breaking situation, non? To wit: Marc is working on a beauty line with Sephora, his all-time favorite designer dead or alive is Miuccia Prada, and he’s in negotiations with LVMH. But it was that porn question that intrigued the most. The answer? A retired “actor” named Eddie whose last name remains a mystery. Let’s file this away as things we didn’t quite need to know.