After Hours

The Fashion Flock Descends on Soho to Toast Alexander Wang, BLK DNM, and VMan


Zoë Kravitz, Alexander Wang, and Karen Elson   
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"I've done so many fashion shows over the years, I felt like it doesn't make sense any longer," Johan Lindeberg said last night at the launch party for his line BLK DNM. How, then, to show the world his new take on jeans and leather jackets? The Swedish designer brought a group of friends—including Tory Burch, Nate Lowman, and Tara Subkoff—to Jeffrey Deitch's old space on Wooster Street for a casual, stand-up screening of the short film he commissioned from Danish director Martin de Thurah to showcase the clothes. Charlotte Ronson, who watched as it played across an entire wall, was inspired. "We've actually never put our films on such a big screen, but I always want to blow it up big," she said.

When Lindeberg opens his store in April, BLK DNM will be just up Grand Street from the new Alexander Wang boutique, which opened its doors for an inauguration party last night. Guests walked in under a mossy trellis and along a path strewn with white rose petals, and the likes of Karen Elson and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld nudged up against a fox-fur hammock and goat-fur chairs. "The idea was to make something that felt permanent, like it wasn't going anywhere," explained interior designer Ryan Korban, who helped conceptualize the space. True, it seemed as though Irina Lazareanu, Zoë Kravitz, and maybe 300 more Wang fans could stomp on the floor every night for years to come and it wouldn't sag a single millimeter. And that's just what they did when Lauryn Hill took the stage.

Across Broadway at the not yet opened Mondrian hotel, there was even more dancing at the bash celebrating VMan's risk-takers issue, featuring Kanye West on the cover. "Honey, I am not taking off my Givenchy jacket; Lady Bunny is spinning and I need to kick up my heels," Brad Goreski yelled over the music. When Rihanna's "Umbrella" started pumping in the background and cash started raining down on the dance floor, Goreski wasn't the only one going wild. "It's real money," a guest said to us as he bent down to grab some. "I'm not broke anymore."

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