Friday Night After-Parties Keep the Fashion Set on Its Toes
We counted 29 shows and presentations on the schedule yesterday. There weren't quite as many after-parties, but it almost felt like it, racing from one to another last night. At the Double Seven, Jason Wu was all smiles as he welcomed congratulations from the likes of Joan Smalls, Coco Rocha, and Shala Monroque. "I'm feeling so relieved. Tomorrow I'm going to sleep all day and hang out with my parents," he told Style.com. "And then I'm going to Sant Ambroeus to have a big bowl of the risotto Milanese—that's what I really want."
Around the corner at Bunker, where Rag & Bone was hosting its shindig, we spotted Lindsey Wixson and her rumored-to-be new boyfriend, Nathan James, as well as designer David Neville, but not his partner Marcus Wainwright. But he had a good excuse. Earlier in the day, his wife had just had baby number three.
Over at the Standard Hotel, the mob scene downstairs was for Waris Ahluwalia, who was upstairs at the Boom Boom Room celebrating his Boo by House of Waris capsule jewelry line. "They aren't all for me, let's be real," he said, referring to the crowd. "They're here for Solange Knowles, Spank Rock, and Dev's performances, too."
Across town at the Gramercy Park Hotel Terrace, ladies who love Yigal Azrouël recapped their favorite looks from his show. "I want the black lacy dress at the end," Lisa Marie Fernandez said. The designer himself was just happy it's all over. "There's so much buildup leading to the show that it's tough to keep everything straight," he said. "Now, the collection is just out there."