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July 25 2014

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3 posts tagged "Lauren Remington Platt"

Cheesecake And Checks At Saks

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If you haven’t been thinking and seeing pink everywhere you turn, you’re probably living under that proverbial rock. October is, of course, the month for breast cancer awareness. Saks Fifth Avenue is doing its part in a few ways, one of which is donating 2 percent of all this upcoming weekend’s sales to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund. To kick it all off, yesterday the store hosted a private lunch on its second-floor café, where a smiling Steve Sadove, Saks’ CEO, was heavily outnumbered by a roomful of women, including Evelyn Lauder, Becki Newton, and Lauren Bush. Sadove announced that the store would be donating another $500,000 to Lauder’s own charitable fund, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

But inevitably, conversation turned to more casual and girly matters. “I’m exhausted,” said Charlotte Ronson. “I’m basically doing double duty with the JCPenney line and my own. But I can’t complain.” Fresh from Paris fashion week, Lauren Remington Platt and Annelise Peterson wistfully recalled the phenomenon of the leisurely European lunch. “I lived in Paris after college and I would just wander around the Marais,” said Platt. Appropriately, a pink dessert was served to end the proceedings. En route to the ladies room, Newton joked, “Don’t steal my cheesecake!”

Photo: Chance Yeh/Patrick McMullan.com

Alber Elbaz, Dress Whisperer

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None of the looks from Lanvin‘s Fall collection that Alber Elbaz showed to the likes of Anh Duong, Lauren Remington Platt, and Olivia Chantecaille at a private Upper East Side club on Thursday night would break the organization’s strictly enforced dress code—each of them whispered elegance. “This was the closest I’ve come to Paris in New York,” one observer dreamily mused after taking in the mini-show, which was hosted by Bergdorf Goodman. That was exactly the point of the exercise: to showcase Lanvin’s personal and Parisian touch—as well as “to bring back the pleasure of shopping.” Gotham was the second and final stop on Elbaz’s “tour”; he touched down in London last week for the opening of Lanvin’s new boutique there. “We want to show not just the what, but the how and why of what we do,” the designer said.

Illustration: Alber Elbaz / Courtesy of Lanvin

Blasblog: After-Hours With La Perla

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It’s a dilemma I’ve heard more than one girl complain about: You spend a couple hours on your makeup and your hairdo, throw on a fancy dress to hit one of Manhattan’s galas on the benefit schedule, and then what? Drag your borrowed gown to a club and sacrifice the hem? Throw fake lashes to the wind and head downtown to a dive bar? (For some reason, going home has never been an option.) Well, the fine folks at La Perla offered a solution last night after the Frick gala, sponsoring a Champagne-filled after-hours party at the St. Regis Hotel. “We decided to keep everyone uptown tonight,” Suzy Biszantz, La Perla’s North American CEO, explained. Uptown indeed. Girls like Lauren Remington Platt and Byrdie Bell tucked their ball gowns into booths in the central lobby and the Cole Porter bar, where the music was provided by a live piano player—a few adventurous revelers attempted to turn them into sing-alongs. “I had forgotten how much I like this part of town,” Bell, who lived on the U.E.S. when she first moved to New York, explained (she’s now a Tribeca rep). “But it really is amazing: It reminds me of old New York, and the glamour that used to be in this city.” It also gave Tinsley Mortimer a chance to show off her personalized wine cellar in the restaurant. “This is where I could keep my wine nice and safe,” she explained, polishing the little plaque that read her name. “But right now it’s empty.”

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene