Arden Wohl summoned a group of friends to Hecho en Dumbo on the Bowery last night to see her new Fall collection for Cri de Coeur vegan footwear. Her pal Derek Blasberg hosted, Eleanor Friedberger and Ariel Pink performed, and each pair of shoes was displayed under a bell jar terrarium. "I want the presentation to feel like Dante Gabriel Rossetti hanging out in Tennyson's living room," Wohl told Style.com.
Socialite projects can sometimes seem insincere, but this is definitely a cause Wohl cares about deeply. "Chic vegan shoes—except for Stella McCartney's—really just don't exist," Wohl said. "Shoes have been made from leather from the beginning of time, so it feels really huge to be changing that in a way that's high fashion." Jessica Stam, Tennessee Thomas, James Kaliardos, and Dustin Yellin all raised a margarita in support of ethical footwear.