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Jet-Setting, The Russian Way

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“A star for a star,” Tatiana Sorokko joked of her blinding starburst diamond earrings at Roger Vivier on Madison Avenue last night. “Well, at least for my 15 minutes,” she added. Twenty years in the fashion spotlight is more like it; the former runway favorite was one of the early Russian models, if you could imagine such a time. Now Sorokko is in town after stops in Paris and Moscow to celebrate Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style, a hardcover tome to accompany an exhibit of her couture collection currently showing at the Phoenix Art Museum.

“I think I would like to do another book,” Sorokko mused on her next project. “I would do it on chinoiserie and the influence of the Orient. Maybe for next fall. First, I have to survive this year of course!” The evening’s co-host, Vivier’s Bruno Frisoni, was feeling a bit of the same. With ten consecutive travel days under his belt, he was jetting off this morning to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the brand’s Bal Harbour boutique. “I don’t know what to expect, actually!” the creative director confessed of his first trip to Miami. Though when it came to Manhattan, he had an appropriately Russian analogy. “I love New York, but it’s always short trips,” Frisoni said. “It’s like a shot of vodka.”

Photo: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

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