6 posts tagged "Olivia Chantecaille"
Not even the rain in New York this week stopped a divine crowd from gathering to celebrate the tenth anniversary of jewelry label Faraone Mennella. Divine being just the right word here. Designers Amedeo Scognamiglio and Roberto Faraone Mennella were inspired by Greek mythology for their recent collections, and to spotlight them, picked nine women to be photographed by Lorenzo Bringheli as the nine muses in their creations—one for each year in business (the tenth muse, they said, was New York itself). Giovanna Battaglia, Linda Fargo, Patricia Field, Olivia Chantecaille, Ann Caruso, Kimberly Jones, Nina Griscom, Carol Alt, and Pamela Fiori took on the roles. At the event, Chantecaille looked especially Olympian in a form-fitting beaded dress from Ferragamo. “I’ve been friends with Amedeo for years and I always tell him what I’m looking for my jewelry,” the beauty entrepreneur said. “Of course I was very flattered when he asked me to be part of this project.”
London’s Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos threw a little dinner party at the James here in New York last night before heading home today to prep their first-ever Resort collection for the brand. In advance of a round of appointments with editors and buyers earlier this week, the designing duo spent a few days in Miami soaking up the sun, and reports about their trip had the crowd in the new hotel’s penthouse, which included Hanneli Mustaparta (wearing the label, left), Kate Young, and Olivia Chantecaille, clamoring for one thing: bathing suits. Pilotto and De Vos promised they’ll be back in New York to show Resort, but as to whether or not they’ll come armed with bikinis in their signature digital prints, we’ll just have to wait until June.
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.