Music and Passion Are Always in Fashion
To celebrate their new Spring campaign video, Dsquared²'s Dan and Dean Caten teamed up with Interview magazine for a disco bash that brought more than a few fashion weekers outside their comfort zone. "Quite honestly, I didn't know where the Copacabana was, or what it is," Carolyn Murphy admitted. The pair's venue of choice, it turns out, is a storied and often relocated midtown club, these days situated just off Times Square. "It's a little cheesy, but it's kind of funny," Dan said, adding that the event planners had been obligated to conceal a few palm trees and pull up some of the more egregious lengths of carpet. "Our New York office picked the venue. They were trying to find a space where nobody ever did a party." Eve seemed intrigued. "I'm actually looking for places to do gigs, because I haven't done one in New York in a long time," the pop singer said. She was hanging out with the Catens and Renzo Rosso, and in a prime viewing spot for the campaign video. Shot by Mert and Marcus, it's a glossy homage to Alfred Hitchcock, as well as Ingmar Bergman's Persona, and features the Canadian designer twins in convincing drag.
Speaking of palm trees, Indochine was once again the location for Diane von Furstenberg's postshow party. "It's a habit, a superstition. After my show, I always come here," she told Style.com. Mayor Bloomberg joined the designer for dinner, and so did SNL's Seth Meyers. "When you're in comedy, you have to go to a lot of really long one-man shows your friends do, so it's nice to go to a fashion show, which is ten minutes long. Like, 'This is what it looks like, now everybody go home.' "
Further downtown, Le Baron was using some traditional touches to fete its first anniversary, including a soundtrack of sixties pop and a big chocolate cake with a sparkler stuck in it. Among the celebrants were Mario Sorrenti, Olivier Zahm, and André Saraiva—the latter joined by Annabelle Dexter-Jones, who'd screened a new short film of hers earlier in the evening at the Mondrian. Johan Lindeberg recalled this time in 2012, when his beard caught on fire at the club's opening party. One year later, his facial hair is flourishing—and like many of Saraiva's devoted night-owl friends, he's back at Le Baron.