The Young Ones
"We chose the Rex Club to celebrate the collection because it's fun and industrial and it sort of extends the theme we've been working on. Also because my Paris friends told me no one's really come here in, like, fifteen years," said Humberto Leon of his and Carol Lim's choice of the underground boîte as Kenzo's after-party spot. If Leon's sources were right, then last night would have marked a first for just about everyone in the place, save perhaps a few local insiders like André Saraiva, Olympia Le-Tan, and a stylist or two. The deeply hip, young crowd included Jessica Alba, Henry Holland, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Dion Lee, Mademoiselle Yulia, and Monique Péan.
Jungle headlined a musical lineup that also featured chart-topping U.K. import Katy B. "I was supposed to be on vacation now, but I couldn't say no to Kenzo," she told a packed house before launching into her set. Leigh Lezark and Geordon Nicol of The Misshapes, Opening Ceremony friends from back in the early days, were also on hand to celebrate. "They have just totally reinvented Kenzo in the best way possible. More than any other New Yorkers, Humberto and Carol just know how to tap into youth. They are their own creative hub," said Nicol. Added Lezark, "They just love to be at work, plus they're really having fun. There's no fancy thing, they just want people to let their hair down—and that's what this week needs!"