So Eighties

Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Andy Valmorbida, and Friends Toast Richard Hambleton


Giovanna Battaglia and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld   
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"This is what I think of when I think of a good version of the eighties," Josh Hartnett said last night at the opening of Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida's new Giorgio Armani-sponsored Richard Hambleton show. The actor, of course—along with other guests like Nicky Hilton, Bar Refaeli, and Hilary Rhoda—is barely old enough to remember the decade at all, let alone a somewhat underground street artist who was a contemporary of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. But they poured into the gallery anyway, perhaps lured by the memory of Restoin-Roitfeld's blowout party last season. Not that everyone was there just for a good time: The show sold out within a few hours, earning upward of a million dollars.

Following the opening, the pretty people all moved to Indochine for an extremely (perhaps dangerously) crowded late-night dance party. And, of course, the Restoin-Roitfeld clan was in the thick of it. At one point, pater familias Christian Restoin was sitting in a booth, editrix mama Carine Roitfeld was dancing on a table with Tom Pecheux and Joseph Altuzarra, daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld was hanging near the front door, and son Vladimir was on the shoulders of his supporters. "He gets that from me," Carine joked.

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