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The Purple Crew Parties at the Boom Boom Room


Olivier Zahm and Chloë Sevigny   
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Purple magazine, according to its founder, Olivier Zahm, prides itself on making high fashion glamorous in a gritty, underground manner. The same could be said about the Audemars Piguet-sponsored dinner party the publication held at the Standard Hotel's Boom Boom Room on Sunday night (if you can call tea saucer-sized portions of vegetables and white fish dinner, that is). Here we had one of Manhattan's glammest new venues—amazing views of the city, white leather banquettes, plush carpets, and a killer dance floor—as a playground for some of fashion week's edgiest characters, including Jared Leto, Terry Richardson, and Cory Kennedy. (Not that it was all indie types by any stretch; tabloid staples like Lindsay Lohan and Daniel Craig held court on the smokers' paradise of a rooftop.)

"That's what I like about Olivier: He's the classiest sort of sleazy," Milla Jovovich, who appears scantily clad in the magazine's fall issue, joked to Carine Roitfeld. That was just before a gentleman dragged the newly married actress over to meet his fiancée and show off the matching tattoos the couple had done of her character in The Fifth Element. Speaking of scantily clad, Leigh Lezark chose an Hervé Léger swimsuit for her evening look. "Hey, you never know what's going to happen," she explained. "I hear there's a Jacuzzi somewhere up here."

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