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Hello, IRO

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Those of Lower Manhattan love their leather jackets. And now, thanks to the new IRO boutique, there’s one more place they can find them. The Paris-based streetwear label, which celebrated the launch of its first New York City flagship last night over cocktails, offers, for lack of a better descriptor, a damn near perfect Perfecto. “It was what originally made us famous,” cofounder Arik Bitton told Style.com.

Of course, leather jackets aren’t all IRO offers. Just ask Coco Rocha. “This place has everything a model’s wardrobe should have. If you don’t have it, come here and get it!” gushed the catwalker, who attended the opening with her husband, James Conran. When pressed as to her energy level post-Met Gala, Rocha laughed. “We were debating going to the after-party, but then we were like, No, we’re going home. We made some Bolognese and went to bed.”

With Harley Viera-Newton on the decks, guests such as Eniko Mihalik and Adrian Grenier perused IRO’s his and hers wares and minimalist, well-lit space. Following cocktail hour, the label hosted an intimate dinner at the Crosby Street Hotel’s private dining room—where Viera-Newton and Leigh Lezark played cat’s cradle, Mia Moretti chatted convivially with friends, and the brand’s other cofounder Laurent Bitton (yes, they’re brothers) offered an idyllic New York reprise: “When I’m here, the best thing to do is stay in Soho, go to The Mercer, and have a coffee.”

Photo: Dean Neville/BFAnyc.com

Into the Night with Sachin + Babi

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Sachin + Babi is known for bringing intricate embroideries and unique fabrics to its customers at a contemporary price point. While casual separates make up the bulk of their business, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, the husband and wife duo behind the label, have also been crafting custom red carpet pieces for years. And this March, just in time for awards season, they’re releasing a new eveningwear collection.

“We wanted to take some of the embroideries from our favorite Spring pieces and push them forward on richer failles and even lambskin,” Sachin told Style.com. Many of the special-occasion designs articulate key looks from the most recent S+B runway show in a more glamorous way. For instance, the chain-link-embellished tulle minidress worn by Eniko Mihalik is even sexier as a floor-scraping body-con gown with a dramatic scoop back. It’s the kind of thing that will make a girl feel like she owns the room. Speaking of owning the room, in Pepsi’s new campaign images, Beyoncé wears a navy mirror-embellished tuxedo jacket from Sachin + Babi’s Spring collection (and little else) while pushing a shopping cart of soda. That jacket was reimagined for the evening line as a sweet shift dress. Admittedly, it didn’t blow our minds quite as much as a pantless Mrs. Jay Z. But it will definitely make a splash at a cocktail party.

Sachin + Babi’s Eveningwear Collection ($735-$2,095) will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and specialty stores in March.

Sea, Sex, And Sun—And YSL

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The Resort season found YSL‘s Stefano Pilati in a nautical mood. So when the label commissioned Maciek Kobielski to shoot an atmospheric video for the collection, the coast is just where he went. Kobielski shot Eniko Mihalik in Cannes for the sultry new spot, debuting exclusively on Style.com.

The 100 Faces Of 2010, Illustrated

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Casting director Douglas Perrett has made his name not only on the shows he casts (Jeremy Scott and Robert Geller among them) but also on his voracious appetite for the extracurriculars of the fashion world—tweeting (at @COACD), blogging (at COACDinc.com), and, for the second year in a row, gifting: His agency’s limited-edition, homemade client gifts, from T-shirts to straight-boy calendars, are anxiously awaited by those in the know.

This year’s, which is arriving at certain key addresses now, is a doozy: an oversized poster, illustrated by Andrea Mary Marshall, starring the hundred models COACD deems the catwalkers of the year. The mix includes “a lot of the Meisel girls, the iconic girls” like Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, as well as plenty of Victoria’s Secret girls. And, while Perrett says, “It’s definitely more of a commercial mix for us,” no shortage of editorial favorites, like Eniko Mihalik, Kinga Rajzak, and Martha Streck (above). (The toughest to illustrate? Catherine McNeil, says Marshall.)

The poster is printed in an edition of 500, all of which, at the moment, are earmarked for clients and friends. (If you want one, stay tuned—there’s a chance there’ll be a second printing for sale.) But, Perrett says, the first run is gift-only by design. “I’ve been really fascinated by the culture of gifts,” he says. “When I first started we got caramel popcorn—I thought we’d made it. Little did I know the big dogs were getting free trips and designer clothes. So this was our take on it. [Especially] since the recession, how do we make something that has our stamp on it, that’s special? People really respond to that.” As for the gift’s final destination? With almost every girl smoking a cigarette and most sporting cartoony bare breasts, it’s not exactly the thing for your office wall. “My dream is in 20 years that these posters end up in bathrooms in houses in upstate New York,” Perrett says with a laugh. “Or a dentist’s office.”

Illustration: Andrea Mary Marshall/Courtesy of COACD

Zahm Looks For Love
(But First, A Dance At Le Bain)

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Last night, a heavy wind put a slight damper on what was to be Zadig & Voltaire’s dinner on the rooftop of the Standard. Instead of a windblown dinner, guests were served bite-sized sliders and sea bass downstairs, hot tub-side at Le Bain. But there was less eating going on than boogieing. The evening’s host, Purple‘s Olivier Zahm, who shoots the ad campaigns for the French label, spent much of his time chatting up Dree Hemingway (pictured with Zahm, above) and Byrdie Bell, and getting down on the dance floor with Irina Lazareanu and Eniko Mihalik (pictured with Zahm, top). “It’s a good floor to dance on; you can slide but not too much,” Zahm mused of the tiles.

Think of that dancing as research—Zahm is thinking of his next Z&V shoot and wants to focus on paramours. “I told them I want to shoot couples,” he said. “We haven’t decided yet, but one day it will be me with my new girlfriend.” (Zahm is newly single, a fact he announced with a heartfelt post on Purple‘s blog that set off a chain of online condolences.) Last night, he said he’s ready to change because “I’m always losing the one I love.”

But it’s not only his approach to romance that may evolve; it’s his look, too. “For men, it’s not easy to not be silly when you follow fashion. For a man your look has to be organic. I think I’m getting more and more into fashion. I want a cleaner look. It’s a softer touch because I feel like I need to be,” he says, gesturing to his ensemble, which included a black velvet dinner jacket. “Girls like it softer, right?”