Dasha Zhukova and Friends Toast Radio Garage
"Dasha always says I've got a face for radio," laughed Derek Blasberg last night at Hôtel Le Bristol, where he co-hosted a bash with pal and Garage magazine founder Dasha Zhukova. The likes of Leelee Sobieski, Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino, and Arizona Muse gathered to toast Radio Garage, the pop-up online broadcast that Zhukova launched during New York fashion week and brought over to Paris. Naturally, Blasberg has made appearances on the show, which combines serious fashion chats with what Zhukova refers to as "goss" and a multitude of other hot topics. Guests have included everyone from Martha Stewart to Olivier Zahm. However, Zhukova told Style.com that erotic jewelry designer Betony Vernon has been one of her favorites thus far. "She was giving us sex tips and talking about how to be a better lover," she giggled.
Naturally, not all the guests of Radio Garage, which is hosted out of Colette, have been quite so racy. Giovanna Battaglia, who turned up to Zhukova's party wearing vintage Valentino couture and Alaïa, was on the show yesterday. "It was just like good friends chatting!" she said. Gaia Repossi, who will guest-star later this week, isn't quite sure what she'll talk about. But she did know what she liked about Zhukova's mag. "I love the titles on the cover," she said. "I think this issue says 'May you live in interesting times.' It's a good motto."
Speaking of interesting times, Sarah Andelman, who looked radiant in Comme des Garçons, said, "This is a very special fashion week for me because every day, I'm wondering if I'm going to give birth!" Rachel Zoe, who attended the celebration with her 1-and-a-half-year-old son Skyler on her arm, explained that juggling fashion week and motherhood is "doubly as exhausting!" (Skyler, she added, was only allowed to stay out past his bedtime due to jet lag.) Zoe chatted with another new mom, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, before taking Skyler to have a dance with Blasberg—the elder in a Burberry suit, the younger in Burberry pj's.