Septembers to Remember

The Last Magazine and Interview fete their big fall issues


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Sasha Pivovarova, the cover girl of the latest issue of The Last Magazine, gave birth this spring. "That seems to be a theme," cofounder Magnus Berger said last night at a dinner that Last threw, with eBay and Absolut, at Acme. "We're all growing up, and our cover girls are getting pregnant and having babies.

But friends of the magazine, which is now in its eleventh issue, aren't getting too settled to come out during fashion week and toast Berger and his partner, Tenzin Wild. "I never miss this party," Richard Chai said. "It's a staple. This and my show—they're the two." Nearby, Anna Dello Russo was cooing to Lindsey Wixson about the latter's new shag cut.

As usual, there are plenty of personalities inside the pages of the latest issue, too—Lykke Li and rapper Mykki Blanco among them, but also a builder of handmade hi-fi amps and downhill skier Mikaela Shiffrin. Offered Berger: "It's easy to fall into this thing: 'OK, who's the cool Lower East Side—well, now I guess Bushwick—artist?' And models and designers. It's kind of more fun to mix it up." Which is just what happened downstairs a bit later, at the after-party.

The Meatpacking District's as-yet-unopened Monarch restaurant served as the venue for Interview's September "Model Issue" party. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Amber Valletta, Daria Werbowy, and Stephanie Seymour are the cover stars, and the promise of a sighting drew the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio. Campbell was the only cover girl to turn up, but she was enough for Martha Hunt, who told that walking behind Campbell in the Atelier Versace show this summer was a career high: "Naomi had her own dressing room built around her rack backstage. Seeing that made me want to be one of those old-school supermodels."

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