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A busy weekend of fashion dinners in advance of the Met Gala


Christopher Kane and Alexa Chung   
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Net-a-Porter closed down the Waverly Inn for a private dinner for Christopher Kane on Saturday night, and the restaurant was packed with the designer's ardent supporters. There is no shortage of those. In her toast, Net-a-Porter president and the evening's host, Alison Loehnis, revealed that the site shipped Kane pieces to women in eighty-six countries last year. Alexa Chung was one of them. "There are a lot of things you'll just wear for one season," she told "But Christopher is so funky that you'll have it forever. Like these pockets," she said in reference to Spring 2014's teardrops at her waist. "The cutouts seem odd at first, but they're just perfect."

Kane spent the evening catching up with the likes of Caroline Sieber and Dree Hemingway. "Obviously it's always good to see old friends," he said. "But what I really love is to just walk around when I'm here. I think you can see so many things on the street in New York."

Meanwhile, on Friday night, Domenico Dolce was the guest of honor at a Metropolitan Club dinner hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue's Marigay McKee. And early on Sunday evening, a special appearance by Kirsten Dunst and Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy lured partygoers to Nevena Borissova's Curve boutique. The designers signed limited-edition copies of their book hand-painted by the artist Rebekah Miles.

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