August 31 2014

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The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund Goes On The Road


“I guess it can be considered historical fiction now,” said Jill Kargman last night of her latest book, The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund. Despite what some might consider bad timing (or is it?), a dressed-up L.A. crowd descended on Badgley Mischka’s West Hollywood boutique for a Vogue-sponsored fête in honor of the author’s new tome. (On Monday night, the party was at the Frédéric Fekkai salon at Henri Bendel.) Amid guests including Regina King and America’s Next Top Model alum Eva Pigford, hostess Keisha Whitaker was radiant in a copper confection by the designers. They admitted that although their ornate evening designs are what put them on the map, they’re paring down upcoming collections to adjust to a changing financial climate. “You know we have to make some adjustments now because our customers’ lives are changing,” said Mark Badgley before his partner James Mischka quickly interjected: “But there’s still always going to be a reason to wear one of our dresses.” Reasons like weddings and bar mitzvahs—and don’t forget book signings.

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  1. DesignsByJayne says:

    The question seems to be whether couture will ever again be a market that extends beyond the super wealthy to mid-incomers who want to experience upper end fashion…which is, of course, where the real numbers are. To those of us who live in and design for the mid tier, we hope that high fashion designers don’t find it necessary to encroach too much into our realm. But then, there’s a enough for everyone, right? :-)

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