4 posts tagged "Bee Shaffer"
Versus is sponsoring the Art of Elysium’s second annual Bright Lights dance party this Friday, which means not only will Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane be in the house, but also that the label’s tiny cupcake-foil minidresses will be in large supply at Milk Studios. While hostesses Joy Bryant, Sara Moonves, Bee Shaffer, and Nicole Vecchiarelli do some last-minute vying for the numbers below (our personal suggestions from a Fall show full of worthy contenders), Kane will be playing guest of honor at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Center, where he will treat the young patients to a workshop in designing and making clothes for Barbies. “We’ll cut the fabric from scratch, use simple shapes, and glue on gemstones,” the designer told us. “I’m sure they’re gonna love it.”
To buy a $150 ticket to the dance—which supports the charitable work of other art, Hollywood, and fashion world types in hospitals across the country—visit www.theartofelysium.org. It won’t be an entirely selfless gesture: Limited-edition T-shirts featuring the original Bruce Weber Versus ad campaign (left) will be available for sale at the event, and items from Kane’s Fall collection for Versus will be available by special order.
When we first heard of Alexander Berardi, the name sounded incredibly familiar, so we had to ask—any relation to Antonio? “No, no, my family is horribly American!” So much so, in fact, that Berardi’s third collection, which he presented last night, was inspired by a photo of family friends sailing on Martha’s Vineyard. Working with all-natural fabrics, Berardi showed pretty silk chiffon tiered dresses and draped scarf-blouses for the uptown girl on the go. He kept the nautical references to a minimum; they came out mostly in subtle details like drop waists and contrast piping. The most promising pieces were sparkling sequin halter dresses and bed jackets that exuded a Marlene Dietrich mood without being too literal. Berardi, who hails from the Upper East Side and studied at Parsons, has been busy building a loyal fan base—Ally Hilfiger and Bee Shaffer, included. That will surely expand when the line hits stores come spring.