11 posts tagged "Sean Avery"
You can’t keep (the price of) a good bag down. At last night’s Hunting Season trunk show at Edon Manor, designers Danielle Corona, a Valentino alum, and her partner Jason Salstein, a former VBH-er, proved just that. Hunting Season specializes in bags so instantly classic it seems churlish to interrogate the designers about prices. (The ones pictured here range from $1530 for the weekender to $1995 for the python fan clutch, if you’re being a stickler about such pedestrian matters.) After all, has any precious fashion heirloom ever come cheap? Nevertheless, as trunk show attendees including Charlotte Ronson, Victoria Traina, Bonnie Morrison, Ferebee Bishop Taube, and budding stylist Sean Avery browsed Hunting Season’s Spring 2009 wares, Corona and Salstein took a cheerful swat at the (inevitable) recession questions. “We are getting more requests from stores for leather, as opposed to alligator or python,” admitted Salstein. “But on the other hand, the alligator and the other special skins are what they like to show off, and it sells. I mean, I guess that customer is still there.” Salstein pointed out that the Hunting Season bags are multitaskers. “That compact got pulled for a celebrity recently,” he said, “and she—I won’t say who—was saying it would make for a pretty good weapon, too.” Hunting season, indeed.
Our previous, um, exposure to France’s first lady has proved that she’s no wallflower. So it’s not much of a surprise to learn Carla Bruni-Sarkozy green- lighted a documentary following her courtship with the French president while he was still married. Only in France, kids, which, sadly, is the only place this little gem will be showing (for now).
If your look can be described as “American-Apparel-by-way- of-Bergdorf,” perhaps Chloe 81, the next pretender to the Beatrice Inn’s dark and smoky throne, should be your New Year’s Eve destination. Hurry, before Sean Avery claims a VIP section.
Remember yesterday’s nifty Bill Blass study guide? Well, today’s news of the company’s $10 million sale is all the more reason to study up, particularly since the new owners may be aiming for a runway revival.
Party attendees for 2008 by the numbers: Eva Mendes , the Gossip Girl cast, and Peaches Geldof (that loveable Brit) all perfected the pose-and-get-paid stance required of celebs. Congratulations to all. It ain’t easy being ubiquitous.