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News Travels Slowly In The Model World: “Kate Moss—She’s Getting Married?”

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If there was any doubt about it before, there isn’t now: Summer is here and in full swing. Ford Models celebrated the occasion last night with a model-packed barbecue at its 57th Street offices, attended by Hanne Gaby Odiele (below left), Ming Xi (left), Linda Vojtova, and Sigrid Agren, as well as a few designers and editors winding down over watermelon margaritas.

Most guests regretfully admitted they hadn’t been lying poolside or attending many barbecues as of late, due to their grinding work schedules. “I haven’t had much of a summer yet—I have been locked in my studio,” Richard Chai told Style.com. “I’m hoping to go on vacation at the end of July.” Model Catherine McNeil (below right) had been working too, but for her, New York was the vacation. “It has been so long since I have been in New York because I have been working, but I’m hoping to have time to play some volleyball along the West Side Highway before heading to Europe again,” she said.

It was the eve of fellow model Kate Moss’ nuptials, but that fact apparently hadn’t made much of an impact on the model community.

“Kate Moss—she’s getting married?” asked McNeil. “When’s the wedding?” Xi added.

Photos: Steve Eichner

Intrepid Explorers

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For the crowd sitting front-row at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show last night, something seemed not quite right. It wasn’t the event (the annual fundraiser for AIDS charities) or the venue (the U.S.S. Intrepid battleship). It was just that, with Jason Wu (left, with JFC founder and Jeffrey New York owner Jeffrey Kalinsky), Joseph Altuzarra, Crystal Renn, and Hanne Gabby Odiele all in attendance, the backstage had come out front. Altuzarra articulated the sentiment for everyone. “It’s weird to be sitting at the show and not doing one,” he said. “Is this what it feels like?”

Yes and no was the answer. Sure, there was the runway and the stylish crowd, but the casting skewed toward the nontraditional. “Males in Speedos, I heard?” Sky Ferreira posited before the show. “Hey, I hope so—that’s why I’m here,” Odiele joked.

They were not disappointed. After hosts Nate Berkus and Tash Perrin of Christie’s rallied the crowd to empty their pockets (to add to the $4 million dollars that Jeffrey Fashion Cares has already raised) for the live auction items, such as trips to Switzerland and Paris fashion week, a handsome group of male models, in tiny swimsuits accessorized by the occasional pair of Lanvin shorts or Gucci sunglasses, began strutting the runway to the sound of Britney Spears. Loving every minute of her night off from the runway, Odiele yelped and offered high-fives to her friends as they swaggered past her. “I have never actually seen a male runway show before,” Renn added afterward. “It was definitely a change.”

It was an evening of firsts all around—many guests had never visited the Intrepid. “I haven’t been here, ever, and I love that one airplane with the folded wings,” said Adam Lippes. But even in new surroundings, tastes stay the same. “But I was also interested in the Hermès suede coat.”

Photo: D Dipasupil / FilmMagic

A Meal With Models (No, Really)

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It was only the latest of the many Japan relief benefits that have sprung up around New York and around the world since the earthquake and tsunami, but this one was distinguished in at least one way—it was a lot taller. Blame it on the hostesses, two of the most in-demand catwalkers working: Britt Maren (back to blonde, after a season as a brunette) and Alana Zimmer (left). “We saw the news and were just devastated,” said Zimmer at Saturday’s Brunch Happening, proceeds from which went to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Zimmer, in fact, had tried to put together a similar event over a year ago for Haiti, but her work and travel schedule proved too much at the time. This time, she solicited the help of pal Maren—and Maren’s boyfriend, a sous chef at the Lower East Side restaurant the Fat Radish, which played host for the afternoon. (“I’m not a Fat Radish,” read the T-shirts on sale. “I’m just big-boned.”)

With the location and food squared away, the girls got Orlo salon, MAC Cosmetics, and Fallon jewelry to donate prizes for a silent auction. They also brought in an acoustic guitar player and graffiti artists to tag canvases. But for model-watchers, the real attraction was the guest list: Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jana Knauerova, Sheila Marquez, and Ashley Smith all stopped by, as did industry folk like Richard Chai and casting bigwig Russell Marsh.

Photo: Marc Stamas / Getty Images Entertainment

Go Westway, Young Men

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Between all the prep work, production, and execution, there’s a lot that goes into a fashion show. So it’s easy to see why after wrapping up their men’s and women’s Fall 2011 collections, the duo behind Rag & Bone were ready to celebrate, and at a former strip club, no less.

“You only have so much control over the process and once everything is set into motion, you just have to go with it,” co-founder Marcus Wainwright said at the Westway last night. “It’s also a relief to be finished and we’re really happy that it turned out the way it did,” Wainwright added on their women’s show earlier in the evening. Put more simply, his partner in design David Neville quipped to well-wishers, “It feels awesome.”

And the crowd certainly felt the celebration mode. The music was pumping, though the stripper poles center stage were bare save for a few bold partying souls. There were, however, plenty of eye-catching ladies at the Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte-owned spot. Notably, Hanne Gaby Odiele (pictured, center), who also walked Rag & Bone’s runway, pointed out, “The week just started and look at me, I’m out. I’m going to regret this tomorrow morning.” Lucky for her pumpkin coach, er taxi, she headed home just before midnight.

Photo: Luca Cannoniere/GoRunway.com

Tommy Ton’s Best-Dressed Of 2010

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The year in style from the year’s best street-style chronicler. Below, Tommy Ton’s favorite subjects this year. Click here to check out TT’s snaps, and see below for our handy gloss on who’s who.

Giovanna Battaglia: Stylist, honorary Roitfeld (dates Carine’s son, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld).

Leigh Lezark: DJ, Misshape, Chanel beauty ambassador.

Vika Gazinskaya (left): Designer of Vika Gazinskaya.

Emmanuelle Alt: Runway stylist for Balmain and Isabel Marant, rédatrice en chef mode (and possible successor to Carine Roitfeld) at Paris Vogue.

Michelle Harper: New York party fixture, muse to designer Victor de Souza.

Yasmin Sewell: Creative consultant, formerly of Liberty of London.

Miroslava Duma: Russian fashion editor, formerly of Harper’s Bazaar Russia.

Milan Vukmirovic: Creative director of Trussardi 1911, co-owner of Miami’s The Webster.

Anya Ziourova: Stylist.

Susan Cernek: Fashion and beauty editor at Glamour.com.

Viviana Volpicella: Assistant to Anna Dello Russo.

Aurora Sansone: Assistant to Anna Dello Russo.

Caroline Sieber: Stylist, Chanel beauty ambassador.

Marina Munoz: Argentine stylist, brow naturalist.

Nickelson Wooster: Men’s fashion director at Neiman Marcus.

Taylor Tomasi Hill: Style and accessories director at Marie Claire.

Vanessa Traina: Downtown fixture, muse to Joseph Altuzarra, contributing fashion editor at T.

Hanne Gaby Odiele: Model.

Guerre: Street-style blogger at Swagger360.blogspot.com.

Shala Monroque: Pop contributor, Miuccia Prada confidante, unofficial first lady of the art world (dates gallerist Larry Gagosian).

Anna Dello Russo: Editor at large at Vogue Nippon, blogger, gift recommender, all-around phenomenon.

Photo: Tommy Ton