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French Kissing With Stacey Bendet


Stacey Bendet’s been crushing on some girls lately, namely the French pop band the Plasticines. So to get it out in the open, she booked them to play at the Alice + Olivia presentation-slash-party at the Mick Rock photo gallery by the High Line last night. Since the brand’s inception, its customer has always been a party girl, but now there are even more reasons to celebrate. First there’s Bendet’s collaboration with Erickson Beamon jewelry, then there’s her new hair accessories line, and finally, of course, her new limited-edition, high-end collection. Bendet likes to work around a theme: This time it was springtime in Paris. Multiple tableaux of models—in ethereal dresses and shrunken leather jackets, and T-shirts and sexy minis—flanked one side of the gallery. Clad head-to-toe in Bendet’s spring collection, It girls Ashley Greene, AnnaLynne McCord, and Heather Graham checked out the wares while the Plasticines sang their hit “Bitch.” Despite the lyrics, it seemed like everybody there had nothing but love for each other.

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