Stoking the Star-Maker Machinery
The AnOther magazine party at London's Café Royal was a celebration of the Michelle Williams-fronted Spring-Summer issue. That's what the invite said, at least. But with no Michelle Williams to raise a glass to, the lavish dinner, thrown with aplomb by Jefferson Hack, was really just a chance for the style set to let off some mid-fashion-month steam, even if the overall atmosphere at the London shows this season has been lighter and less stressed than usual. Kristen McMenamy, Amanda Harlech, Cara Delevigne, and co. (not to mention the party's sponsor, Belvedere Vodka) were doing their damnedest to kill the week's mellow vibe, but it was nonetheless the talk of the evening. So what gives? "The shows are on time!" Natalie Massenet, the new head of the BFC, told us. "That instantly relaxes people and eases the tension. People do like order and organization—and a good time, like now, which is what you can do if everything runs smoothly, and if a job is not only wrapped up on time but well done." Drinks all around.