Ships in the Night

Maneuvering Between Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, and More With the Party Set


Hailee Steinfeld and Marc Jacobs   
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Captains of industry have clinked glasses at the New York Yacht Club for more than 150 years. It's the sort of old boys' establishment that's never had much to do with fashion—at least until last night, when Marc Jacobs commandeered it for his after-party.

"I feel like I've arrived!" Rose Byrne declared on her way up the marble staircase. In the Model Room—named for all the painstaking replicas of seaworthy vessels—she joined Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig, whose boyfriend, Fabrizio Moretti, was deejaying with his old Strokes band mate Nick Valensi in front of a carved stone fireplace the size of a hangar door. Waiters passed pigs in a blanket and bite-size beef Wellington under an opulent Tiffany stained-glass ceiling. Guests who took a moment to explore the premises might have discovered the first America's Cup.

But the most popular feature, of course, was Jacobs himself, who watched a replay of the evening's show on a flat-screen TV and received the likes of Karen Elson and Hailee Steinfeld at a corner banquette. Nick and Joe Jonas came by, straight from the debut of their friend Rob McClure's new Broadway play, Chaplin. Like most everyone else, they seemed in awe of the latter-day grandiosity of their surroundings. Rachel Zoe did, too, but wasn't surprised that Jacobs had invited her to such an unlikely venue. "I ask you this," she said. "Has Marc ever done anything that's expected?"

Meanwhile, up on the roof at the NoMad Hotel, Linda Evangelista was helping the Rag & Bone boys celebrate their new handbag collection with Barneys, and at Il Buco on Bond Street, Jen Brill, Olivia Kim, and pals were raising glasses to the duo's Cole Haan collaboration. "We work all day, we need something to wear from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and we need a great shoe for that. To have a room filled with your friends wearing your shoes is the ultimate success," Brill told They already have holiday and spring collections in the works.

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