The Boat That Rocked
Grace Jones Shows Off Her Sea Legs at H&M's Matthew Williamson Fête
H&M went overboard Tuesday night to celebrate its recent collaboration with Matthew Williamson, hosting a triple-decker blowout on a boat billed as the largest party yacht on the East Coast. A formation of white-clad sailors and sailorettes saluted guests boarding the Majesty at the South Street Seaport, and inside a retro-tropical main cabin fit for Carmen Miranda, Grace Jones took the stage. "I hear people are leaving already," she growled from behind a mask around a quarter to midnight. "Obviously, you don't know me!" She couldn't have been referring to Lucy Liu or Patricia Field, who took in the show on the thronged dance floor. Williamson, for his part, danced and did his man-of-the-hour thing with date Daria Werbowy behind a velvet rope in the back.
"I think I might have a boat party after this," Chanel Iman announced as she emerged from one of two photo booths, which were almost as popular as the waiters passing out piña coladas in real coconuts. The model won't be celebrating her 19th until December 1 but started planning on the spot, anyway: "We'll have lots of heaters." None needed on this night, of course. The balmy summer breezes had the likes of Anja Rubik and Helena Christensen modeling itsy-bitsy party frocks. Adrien Brody sported a tank top and board shorts. A bit casual, perhaps? "I dressed for the occasion," he shrugged.