Alba Accessorizes —Toasting Narciso Rodriguez’s New Collection At Barneys
Barneys invited editors to Fred’s yesterday to celebrate its exclusive launch of Narciso Rodriguez’s accessories with the designer and his longtime pal Jessica Alba. Wearing a strappy, form-fitting dress from his Resort collection, she waxed nostalgic about the many occasions she’s donned her friend’s design. “The thing that’s crazy about his clothes,” she said, “is every time I zip it up it fits like a glove. Whether I’m at a studio or at home, I’m like, ‘oh, ok, it was made for me, awesome.’ I feel sexy, sophisticated, tough —everything that I want to feel as a woman.” And how does she like the new bags and shoes? “They’re so rad. I mean, why did he just give this to us now?” That’s where Rodriguez jumped in. “Finding the right partners, it takes a hand to make that shoe,” he said, gesturing at Alba’s pointy-toed pump with folded suede detail. “We got together a really great team to do it right. You know I like to do things once or not do it all. We previewed to Jessica early on and she was grabbing everything. That’s always a good indication.” So is the fact that after the lobster salad lunch, several editors headed down to the store’s new shoe floor before going back to the office.
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