Sunday Busy Sunday

Parties for Rachel Roy, Costume National, and Diane von Furstenberg


Diane von Furstenberg and Carine Roitfeld   
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The only thing more crowded than Sunday's runway show calendar was its packed party schedule. "It's a crazy amount of events and appointments," Rachel Roy told at the NoMad Hotel rooftop, where she was the cause célèbre at Bon Appétit's Feast or Fashion dinner. Somehow, though, the designer had managed to find time to get a new tattoo and finalize her collection for tomorrow's presentation. "I went to Milk Studios to see Pamela Love and I got a tattoo—I picked my sign, Capricorn. My 4-year-old daughter asked me if it hurt, and now, I admit, it hurt."

Downtown at 150 Greene Street, Marina Abramovic, Klaus Biesenbach, and Jared Leto had gathered for the opening of Costume National's new flagship store and group exhibition opening. "This was once a very famous art gallery, Metro Pictures—I have heard stories about Robert Mapplethorpe sitting there in that very space and drinking," Costume National's Ennio Capasa said. "I am so excited to bring energy and heart back to this space." Included in the show, entitled New No Dark Wave, are works by five artists including Aaron Young, James Franco, and Tobias Wong. Looking at Daniel Firman's life-size sculpture of a woman who appeared to be slumped against the wall, a guest asked, "Is she OK? Man, I sure know how she feels. I feel exactly the same way."

Diane von Furstenberg, who hosted her traditional post-show dinner at Indochine, admitted she had felt a bit exhausted earlier in the morning, too. "My face looked so defeated and I said, I can't look defeated. So I went and got a facial and decided to look victorious." After introducing Brit performer Lianne Le Havas, she sat down to eat with Mayor Bloomberg and Hailee Steinfeld. "This is my good-luck thing; I would be afraid to do my party anywhere else but Indochine."

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