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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

Beach-Tripping With Vanessa Traina

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Now available for your next Rockaway Beach excursion: Proenza Schouler’s tie-dyed, racerback tank, the latest in their ongoing series of online exclusives. To celebrate the occasion, PS designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernadez took Vanessa Traina to those very same Rockaways for a short video, shot by Gregory Mitnick, of her mostly standing still and occasionally tugging at her hem. (It’s now on view at the label’s Web site.) Traina’s a little less animated than she was in our video with her and Joseph Altuzarra, but on the plus side, there’s no arguing with the scenery—or a tank you can click immediately to buy.
Shibori tank, $175, available now at www.proenzaschouler.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

The Absentees

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It was the Great Party That Was™—but who, dare we ask, wasn’t? Seats were going fast at last night’s Costume Institute Gala, but a few frequently seen faces on the party scene didn’t make an appearance. Where were they?

Gwyneth Paltrow has been making the New York party rounds lately, lending her support to Chopard’s 150th anniversary and to children’s yoga programs but the Iron Man blonde was a no-show. Ditto her co-star Scarlett Johansson. Neither Mary-Kate nor Ashley Olsen came, nor did their pals the Traina girls. Models were everywhere, but not Lara Stone or Georgia Jagger—the latter of whom, admittedly, has been studying rather than partying these last few weeks. And Chanel beauty ambassador Leigh Lezark was nowhere to be seen—at the party, that is. She’s not one to miss an after-party, and true to form, she hit the decks with her fellow MisShapes at the Standard later on (pictured).

Who else would you have liked to see at the Met?

Photo: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan

Milan Vukmirovic: “Fashion’s Like The Titanic”

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On Tuesday, the troika behind the Webster in Miami—Frederic Dechnik, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, and Milan Vukmirovic (pictured)—took over the private salons of the Maison Baccarat to introduce selected friends to the Louis XIII Rare Cask by Rémy Martin. Dressed in a plunging, lace-up black dress by Joseph Altuzarra, Dubreuil noted that despite the fashionable guest list—which included Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Pierre Hardy, Charlotte Dellal, Pamela Golbin, the Traina sisters, and Gabriele Corto Moltedo—this was really just a family affair. (After all, Dubreuil’s family owns Rémy Martin.)

Through dinner, the talk turned to art and architecture. Dellal, the designer behind Charlotte Olympia shoes, described the restoration process on the ironwork in her new London boutique, set to open in early May. “It’s a nineteenth-century shop, so I am restoring it to what I think it must have been then, by way of the forties,” she said. Dubreuil’s boyfriend, artist Aaron Young, regaled guests with tales of his as-yet-untitled work in progress, a gold-plated modern chariot to be impaled atop one of Augustus’ columns at Rome’s Teatro di Marcello at the end of May, around the opening of his solo show at the city’s MACRO museum. That takes care of the high art; a few attendees were as invested in what’s coming up from below. “Fashion’s like the Titanic,” observed the multitasking creative director Vukmirovic, who also designs Trussardi 1911. “The band plays on, but the era of big designer egos is over. Ready-to-wear is becoming what couture used to be. Fashion is direct and the future reality is that everyone is a star, whether or not they have a fashion culture or even means [to buy it]. The only question that matters is, do they like it?” Some like the booze, at least-reports indicate that the Louis XIII, a few bottles of which will make their way to the U.S. in May, has almost entirely pre-sold at €10,000 a pop.

Photo: Stephane Feugère

Humane League

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When the crowd includes Vanessa Traina, Richie Rich, Victoria Bartlett, and Maroon 5′s Mickey Madden among its diverse lot, you might be worried that fur would fly—but last night’s annual Cool vs. Cruel benefit, thrown by the Humane Society of the U.S. to support animal-friendly designers, was the rare fashion party where that wasn’t a concern. All were gathered to toast this year’s Compassion in Fashion Award winners, designer Charlotte Ronson and Paper magazine editorial director Mickey Boardman. “Fur was just something that I made a decision not to touch on,” Ronson said simply about her design ethics, and accepted her honor sans speech. Boardman, on the other hand, joked onstage that he would pull an “Adrien Brody and Halle Berry” acceptance kiss on Humane Society presenter Pierre Grzybowski. (He got away with a peck on the cheek.) Art Institute of Vancouver student Ingrid Bergström-Kendrick took home the Cool vs. Cruel design competition grand prize, a five-day internship with staunch anti-fur advocate Victoria Bartlett during New York fashion week. Her winning dress, in gray felt, emulated the volume of fur with a built-up shoulder. ANTM judge Nigel Barker was enthusiastic about adding young designers to the anti-fur list. “I’ve been campaigning against the seal hunt since I was seven years old in England,” the photographer and budding documentary filmmaker said. “Being humane isn’t just about being in vogue; it’s a way of life.”

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage