Breakfast at Midnight, Dancing Till Dawn
Partying Until Daybreak With Gareth Pugh and Mugler
"It was like the Big Bang!" said stylist Catherine Baba of Gareth Pugh's show yesterday evening. The creation of the world—well, his world—deserves a celebration, and Pugh packed them in at David Lynch's new Paris hot spot, Silencio. Baba, dressed in a Mr Pearl beaded turban and YSL frock, divulged that she will be releasing a capsule collection of her own next year before sauntering into the crowd of London cool kids that crossed the Channel in support of their pal. Pugh himself spent most of the evening sitting with his family, while friends like Louise Gray and Dominic Jones danced the night away in the gilded nightclub.
Lindsay Lohan, who turned up in vintage Pierre Cardin, arrived uncharacteristically early to the event. "I actually just got in," she explained. "I'm supporting my good friend Terry Richardson. He's got something on Friday evening and I love fashion. I love coming to Paris. So this was a good excuse."
Later on, the likes of Michelle Harper, in a black and gold Gareth Pugh gown, and Ellen von Unwerth, camera in tow, headed across town to Nicola Formichetti's Mugler party, where they joined Rachel Zoe, Andrej Pejic, and the Mugler crew at the V.I.P. Room for breakfast at midnight. Bagels and shots of espresso martinis were served while the Misshapes played a series of throwback dance anthems. (Leigh Lezark explained they'd just come back from Abu Dhabi and are off to Barcelona, Morocco, and Moscow next—after a 24-hour jaunt to New York to deejay a Calvin Klein party.) Lounging round the DJ booth was a vintage-clad Sky Ferreira, here at her first Paris fashion week. Well, almost. "I went once but I didn't go to any shows. This time, I'm seeing Sonia Rykiel, Kanye's show, which I'm so excited for, and Givenchy. Riccardo is dressing me personally." Not a bad way to kick things off.
The party raged on, but the man of the hour, Nicola Formichetti, stationed in a private room upstairs, was blissful and exhausted after showing his second Mugler collection. "I haven't had a holiday for, like, a year," he said. "So tomorrow morning, I'm going to decide where to go next week." On the recommendation of Mugler's CEO, Joël Palix, Ibiza, Marrakech, and Tel Aviv are at the top of his list.