Hangover? What Hangover?
Downtown with Alexander Wang, uptown with Ferragamo—the day after the Met ball, the New York party scene rages on
You'd think that the Met Gala would've tired everyone out, but there are no nights off for the fashion flock. Tuesday evening began in Soho, where Style.com contributor Darrell Hartman threw a one-year anniversary dinner for his travel website, Jungles in Paris. Elettra Wiedemann, Kate Foley, and Jeff Halmos turned up at Rintintin to show their support. Explaining the connection between style writing and travel journalism, Hartman said, "I think Jungles functions as a source of inspiration. It fosters this feeling of wonder about the world—and that can include creative inspiration for designers." Max Osterweis—who cofounded Suno, a brand known for its global outlook—confirmed that a recent story about elk in Wyoming had caught his eye.
A few blocks west, at his Grand Street store, Alexander Wang threw his friend, interior designer, and creative collaborator Ryan Korban a release party for Ryan Korban: Luxury Redefined. "It's not your normal 'here's twenty years of work' interiors book," Korban said. "I think it has a different point of view, and it's meant to add some excitement to the interiors world." The new volume juxtaposes photos of his interiors with artistic images that inspired each space, and took Korban four years to complete, so it was definitely time to have a drink or three in celebration. "Ryan is one of my best friends," Wang told Style.com. "He has an eye that is really special, and is very honest. He isn't afraid to tell me when I'm wrong. But it works—I say black, he says white, and we land on gray."
In the West Village, Bonpoint's Sabine Brunner celebrated the new Soho store with a private dinner, while uptown Bergdorf Goodman feted jeweler Noor Fares. Not far away, Ferragamo was launching its new handbag range at Casa Lever. Fiamma, as the line is called, is named after Salvatore Ferragamo's daughter and is modeled on a bag she designed in 1992. Mariel and Langley Fox Hemingway and Jacqueline and Stella and Lola Schnabel, among other mothers and daughters, tucked into caprese salads and grilled branzino below images from the Fiamma campaign in which they star.