Where were all of the chicest girls in town yesterday? Lunching chez Le Coucou, the hot new restaurant from Stephen Starr and chef Daniel Rose. The “It” girls were chosen by W, which hosted the event with Jimmy Choo to honor the hautest ladies in fashion, music, art, and film. Editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg was responsible for choosing who made this year’s list. “I used to read about the ‘It’ girls and the ‘It’ boys in Interview magazine and was always fascinated,” she said. “I always thought I would move to New York and become an ‘It’ girl…well, that didn’t happen, but something better happened—I got to choose the ‘It’ girls.”
Everyone from actresses like Natasha Lyonne, Dakota Fanning, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nicola Peltz to pre-raphaelite beauty and artist India Salvor Menuez, and socialites Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Indre Rockefeller, Genevieve Jones, and Caroline Vreeland were there. Plus, models Nina Agdal, Stella Maxwell, Hailey Baldwin, Jessica Hart, Hilary Rhoda, Andreja Pejic, Georgia Fowler, and Chanel Iman were also in attendance. The latter, who is really more of an actress than a model these days (but was making a rare runway appearance for Yeezy later that afternoon), told us she had been living the good life this summer, traveling in the Caribbean and Mexico City. Although modeling is no longer her main gig, Iman said some of her favorite fashion experiences were working with Edward Enninful, W‘s much-loved style director. “I love working with Edward. He has such great energy and he’s always been very supportive of me since I was a little girl,” she said. “We did an amazing Italian Vogue story together once, we did a cover for I-D…we’ve done some really cool projects together. I would love to do a W story with him. I’ve never done a full story in the magazine, maybe a portrait.” Mr. Enninful, are you listening?
Meanwhile, we caught up with Enninful to discuss his incredible fashion spreads in the latest issue of W. “We just wanted to create a fashion tribe,” he said of the elaborate spreads featuring dozens of models. “We went to the shows and we realized that this season was a free for all. Women could be whatever they wanted to and with no restrictions. So we just wanted to play with that idea.”
Indeed, you could see that play out in the myriad fashion choices on display on all of the “It” girls in the room. Rhoda showed up in a romantic Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini number, Hart in a ’60s-style pink mini dress, Fowler in jeans and a T-shirt, Agdal in wide-leg pants and a nude crop top, and Fanning in a chic Alexander McQueen number. Meanwhile, Jimmy Choo’s creative director was already sporting Spring 2017’s must-have Choo shoes. Pejic was wearing a lovely nude vintage Ungaro pleated dress with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels to match. “It can be challenging to find a size 42, and Jimmy Choo actually goes up to that size,” said Pejic. “They provide for a bigger-boned girl. My favorites are the simple black, pointy stiletto, which they do so well.” As for what she’s looking forward to this fashion week? “Seeing a lot of people that I haven’t seen in ages, wearing cute outfits, getting photographed, and having a little champagne.” Life is good when you’re an “It” girl.