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July 29 2014

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Embracing The Artisanal At Chanel’s Tribeca Dinner

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There was plenty of Chanel on hand at last night’s Tribeca Film Festival dinner, sponsored by Lagerfeld’s label. But among the star-studded guests, we couldn’t take our eyes off of Vanessa Traina, wearing Spring ’11 Celine. The newly minted designer/muse (of French label Maje) arrived on the arm of her mother, Danielle Steel, wearing a full runway look. The woven vest, which Nicole Phelps picked out as one of the strongest pieces in the entire Spring collection, and Phoebe Philo’s commitment to artisanal work, isn’t cheap, but neither is looking good—if you want to look good in silks hand-woven by an elderly Frenchwoman. And if Traina gets bored of the vest and wants to trade, she’s only got to call up Kanye.

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com

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