Only in Paris could there be a magazine for It-girls-in-training called Jalouse. But it was only good feelings at La Fidelité last night at Jalouse Rocks, the mag’s annual music fest. André Saraiva, the evening’s impresario, staged the fête at his old-style dining hall in the 10th, and drew a crowd that included directors Zoe Cassavetes and Romain Gavras, Lou Doillon, Olivier Zahm, Dior Haute Joaillerie’s Victoire de Castellane, Yazbukey, Catherine Baba, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, and bag lady Olympia Le-Tan. The only person missing, really, was Saraiva himself, who is in New York overseeing the finishing touches on his hotly anticipated Chinatown Le Baron.
No matter—here was plenty to discuss among the guests. “Roses” was the only clue de Castellane would give about Dior’s new precious bijoux, while Yazbukey revealed she plans to re-create an 1980′s-style African market to showcase her costume jewelry pieces during Couture. Catherine Baba, just back from the Venice Biennale, has a new fixation—the American poet John Giorno, who gave a reading in Venice at the Bauer Hotel. “He’s 85 and the most magnetic person I’ve ever encountered,” she gushed. The evening was a musical coming out for Lou Lesage, 20 (left), whose sulky pout has been imitated in the bathroom mirror by every teenage girl in France since she debuted in the mother/daughter flick Lol. Lesage performed songs from her EP, all written by her papa, Pierre Emery from French cult band Ultra Orange, but it was her kittenish take on Blondie’s “Rip Her to Shreds” that got those Jalouse girls, and the young men who love them, rocking.
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