A Night at the Guggenheim
Estée Lauder takes its party to the museum
Many of the fashion world's most notable stars and their muses gathered at the Guggenheim last night to celebrate Estée Lauder's latest eau, Modern Muse. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux was flanked by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Linda Evangelista arrived on the arm of Estée Lauder Group President John Demsey, Prabal Gurung escorted Joan Smalls, Phillip Lim came with Tao Okamoto in tow, and of course, the face of the fragrance, Arizona Muse, was in the house. She brought her mother. Underneath the James Turrell light installation in the rotunda, the Dolls' Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe spun tracks accompanied by violin, including their new single "Southern Swing."
Other guests included Drew Barrymore, Hailee Steinfeld, Julianne Hough, Coco Rocha, and Alek Wek. The model named both Susan Sarandon and her mother as muses: "Whenever I think a day is difficult, I just think about what my mom went through and I say to myself, 'What have I got to complain about?' " The maternal theme continued with fellow catwalker Iman, who also mentioned her mom: "She always instilled in me that character is much better than beauty."
The evening ended early, with many decamping for the Calvin Klein fête downtown—or their beds, in an attempt to recover from the New York fashion shows.