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August 30 2014

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DVF Goes Deep-Sea Diving At Maison Darré

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The first day of Paris fashion week is usually judged too early for a bash, but you’d never know it from the crowd that crammed into Vincent Darré’s tiny interiors shop, Maison Darré, yesterday. There—packed to the rafters, almost, and spilling into the street—were Catherine Deneuve, Diane von Furstenberg, Pierre Bergé, Christian Louboutin, Mario Testino, Victoire de Castellane, Olivier Zahm, Inès de la Fressange, Bruno Frisoni, and Silva Venturini Fendi and her daughter Delfina Delettrez Fendi, who is presenting her accessories collection today. (Phew.)

“Sans Queue ni Tête” (a French expression meaning, basically, nonsensical) is the name of Darré’s latest silver and gold-leaf furniture collection, one that looks like 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea—as reinterpreted by Salvador Dalí, that is. Mirrors framed by catfish mouths and treated with silver for an ancient, foggy look, frog bedside tables, and wobbly chests of drawers were among the deep-sea fantasies. Darré was inspired, he said, by a bathroom order from a very eccentric private client. “I began to think about the lobsters Dalí designed for Schiaparelli, which she used for a dress. I started with a lobster jewelry holder… The collection just took off from there.” It was finding some very appreciative fans. Diane von Furstenberg, on the arm of M. Louboutin (left), was ogling a pair of wiggly bronze octopus sconces. “I think I want one of those,” she said before placing her order on the spot.

But even on a rare night off, fashion wasn’t far from the minds of most of the attendees. Elie Top, Lanvin’s jeweler extraordinaire, had stolen away from the house’s accessories atelier, where he’s been working nonstop on the last minute touches for Friday’s show, for a quick visit. “Look what happens when you spend too much time putting on rhinestones with a glue gun,” he joked, holding up his hands in dismay.

Photo: David Atlan

Erin For Juicy, Imitation Of Christ Rises, And More…

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Juicy goes flouncy: The label has announced it will collaborate with Erin Fetherston (pictured) beginning this May. In our nouveau-sweats era, are we ready for a revamped velour track suit?

Her Parisian museum exhibition may be off, but there are still plenty of ways to get your dose of Kate Moss. The latest: Her new coffee-table book, Kate Moss by Mario Testino, goes on sale this summer for €350. That price should ensure it’s the tome of choice for third-home coffee tables of the rich and fabulous. [WWD]

Staking a claim for the chicest crooks around: the Chanel bandits, who sledge-hammered their way into the South Kensington, London, store and made off with a stash of bags. Not that we approve, of course, but we can’t say we’ve never been tempted. [Catwalk Queen]

Tara Subkoff talks meditation, recovery, and the revival of her much-adored Imitation of Christ line in Harper’s Bazaar. [HB]

Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss / Startraks Photo

Gods And Party Monsters At Yazbukey’s Tenth Anniversary Bash

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Yaz Bukey and her sister Emel are Paris party girls extraordinaires, so their accessories line Yazbukey’s tenth anniversary requires nothing less than ten parties to celebrate. Yaz has a gift for revamping the classics—she designed a gift box for Paris’ primo macaron purveyor Ladurée earlier this year, and created a mini collection of Barbie-inspired Plexiglas baubles that will be available at Colette this May—and for her latest trick, she made over the vintage Parisian vodka-and-caviar club Raspoutine into Yazpoutine. The dimly lit, red velvet lair was stocked with Baba Yaga dolls, pictures of Russian folk dancers, and ancient samovars. Jefferson Hack (pictured, with Laetitia Crahay and Josephine de la Baume), Camille Bidault-Waddington, Mario Testino, Nicola Formichetti, Olivier Zahm, and Catherine Baba stopped by for a “tableau vivant” performance by Paris’ House of Drama troupe. (Emphasis on the vivant, not the tableau.) House of Drama’s Aymeric Bergada Du Cadet—Bukey’s former design assistant—turned himself into a whirling dervish, assisted by the troupe’s exotic dancers, before one and all fell to the floor for a moment of communal ecstasy. Yaz herself joined the tableau as a deity of sorts, attired in a corset—her preferred stage attire. But some things are apparently out of even a goddess’ hands. Bukey was scheduled to fly to NYC the following morning to work with Zac Posen on the bags for his Z Spoke collection, but he’ll have to wait until that Icelandic volcanic ash blows away from the European skyline.

Photo: Olivier Zahm/purple-diary.com

Burberry’s Family Affair

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Some brands are ditching their celebrity faces for tried-and-true models, but not Burberry: The label’s new Spring 2010 campaign, shot by Mario Testino and creative-directed by Christopher Bailey, once again features house favorite Emma Watson. (No surprise, she sat front-row at the Spring show, wearing a Burberry frock that hadn’t even walked yet.) Her co-star? Her younger brother, Alex (left). Good looks evidently run in the family.

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

London Celebrates A Doggy Do

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“It’s not a dog-eat-dog world,” Kate Moss’ hairdresser, James Brown, said at James Purdey & Sons in Mayfair last night, as he was smothered by a very happy pooch. “It’s a dog-lick-human world.” The fashion set may be used to cattiness, but at the book launch for Dogs in Vogue: A Century of Canine Chic, by Central Saint Martins lecturer Judith Watt, the claws were retracted and there was nothing but puppy love.

As Vogue put it back in the thirties, “The next best thing to having the world at your feet is to have a dog at your heels.” And the guests in attendance, from Stephen Jones and Camilla Al Fayed to designers Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu, and Roksanda Ilincic, seemed very much to agree. In honor of the occasion, the designers had even worked on a series of limited-edition doggy-themed T-shirts, the proceeds from which will go to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. (They’ll be available at John Lewis.)

Watt’s monograph collects work from some of fashion photography’s masters, including Cecil Beaton, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, and Patrick Demarchelier, all of whom have turned their lens on the four-legged. But it was a little hard to focus on the printed page when there were so many adorable pups in the flesh, including Watt’s own dachshund, Wiggles (now immortalized on Erdem’s tee). She and her pals padded around a custom-made “hound’s-tooth” carpet, and the night passed, blessedly, with no accidents.

Photo: Camilla Al Fayed and Judith Watt, with Wiggles, at the Dogs in Vogue launch