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"The Most Grown-Up Party We've Ever Had"

Vena Cava's Spring 2012 Dinner

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Arden Wohl and Sarah Sophie Flicker   
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The Greeks had nine muses. Vena Cava has 12. For their 1940's-flavored Spring 2012 collection, designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock opted out of a fashion show in favor of enlisting a dozen inspirational friends to show off their clothes at a dinner party at MPD last night. "The most grown-up party we've ever had," Buhai said, right before everybody threw back tequila shots. The stylist Kate Young wore white. Tennessee Thomas, who did double duty as the evening's DJ, wore black. And Sarah Sophie Flicker wore pot leaves. "Am I so lame that I didn't know these were marijuana plants?" she laughed, pointing to the green botanical print of her Vena Cava bustier dress.

Also playing model for the night were Nora Zehetner, the actress; Arden Wohl, the headband-wearing filmmaker socialite; Annie Clark, the singer-songwriter who performs as St. Vincent; and Hailey Gates, a childhood friend who Buhai promises "will be wildly famous soon." The NYU experimental theater student landed the July/August cover of Jalouse and her dinner partner was Waris Ahluwalia, so we'd say she's well on her way.

For pictures of the designers' new collection, click here.

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