blasblog from paris: jessica stam, hostess extraordinaire
If this whole supermodel thing ever gets old for Jessica Stam, she should totally think about a full-time gig as a party hostess. Last night at—where else?—Régine’s, the supermodel hosted perhaps the chicest, best-attended charitable event the seedy Paris dance club has seen in years. Both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen came, as did Emma Watson, Leigh Lezark, Lauren Santo Domingo, Kate Bosworth, Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Ryan McGinley, Caroline Sieber, and a slew of other well-turned-out fashion weekers. But here’s the kicker: Stam didn’t even bother with an invite. “And I barely told anyone about it,” the blue-eyed Canadian said. “It was all word-of-mouth.” Apparently, with a one-bottle-of-Champagne-per-guest ratio (well, McGinley had two), people’s mouths weren’t only being used for party chat. Watson and Tinsley Mortimer had a dance-off and swapped tips on dirty dancing; Alex Wang and his posse were, as he put it, “getting wild”; Ashley Olsen’s corner jam session was only interrupted once, when a security guard asked for a photo with her; and Bosworth confessed to an unhealthy love for Hernandez, and not just because he makes her pretty dresses. All of which pleased the hostess. “In my humble opinion,” she said, “this is without a doubt the most fun party of fashion week.” Perhaps the reason for the inhibition-free dancing was the evening’s charitable aspect: a portion of the revenues from the night will go to Covenent House, a New York City-based organization that gives aid to homeless children. “And oh, we didn’t allow any photographers,” Stam added, “which always makes for a wilder crowd.” Good thing I brought my own camera.
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