Margaritas All Around
Net-a-Porter's Natalie Massenet says "salud" to Proenza Schouler
It seems there's nothing like an Ayurvedic cleanse to sharpen an appetite for tequila. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough landed in London direct from a three-day retreat in Mexico, and, if they managed to curb their desire for a cigarette, they definitely couldn't say no to the margaritas that were flowing like wine at the dinner Net-a-Porter's Natalie Massenet hosted for them last night. McCollough insisted tequila was the kick he needed to counter exhaustion, not just from all the cleansing and traveling, but also after an expedition earlier in the day to take in the Bowie exhibition mob scene.
The venue for the evening was the fancy steak house 34. Hernandez and McCollough, CFDA-nominated yet again, are also just 34, though Massenet insisted in her pre-dinner remarks that was pure coincidence. Not remotely random, however, has been Proenza Schouler's success on Net-a-Porter. Massenet indicated her own outfit and the dress worn by Freida Pinto as reasons why. She also said that was why the guest list was so heavily oriented toward women—Jonathan Newhouse, Juergen Teller, Dinos Chapman, Derek Blasberg, Imran Amed, Anthony Miles, and Daniel Marks notwithstanding. The ladies love Lazaro and Jack. But, last night, so did the guys.