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Keeping the party scene cool in the midst of London's summer heat wave, Calvin Klein Jeans' Kevin Carrigan and MyTheresa's Justin O'Shea celebrated their new collaboration at the Rosenfeld Porcini gallery in Fitzrovia last night. The Re-Issue Project is a nine-piece capsule collection that reimagines the emblematic denim, sweatshirt, and tees originally worn in the company's iconic ads of the eighties and nineties. Daisy Lowe, Tallulah Harlech, and Amber Le Bon turned up to see the line's campaign, which stars Lottie Moss, little sister to supermodel Kate.
Two decades after her big sis starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in the nineties-era ads, 16-year-old Lottie just signed with Storm Models. "The photos are great, and all the pieces in the collection are pieces I would wear: young, nice, and fresh," Moss told Style.com. "My favorite is the big gray sweatshirt." The black-and-white portraits were snapped by Michael Avedon, 23-year-old grandson of Richard Avedon, who shot the groundbreaking (and controversial) 1981 campaign with Brooke Shields featuring the infamous tagline, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." Will these ads have the same potency as the originals? Check back with us in twenty or thirty years.
—By Katharine K. Zarrella
Last night at the Paris Theatre, Woody Allen premiered his latest flick, Magic in the Moonlight, a comedic caper set in the south of France circa the 1920s. The plot revolves around a single question: Is Emma Stone's character, Sophie, a clairvoyant medium or a phony? "Woody called me for the part," Stone told Style.com. "And filming was pretty much exactly how I thought it would be." Clairvoyant, indeed. Rumor has it Stone is already slated to star in Allen's next film.
After the screening, guests moseyed a few blocks east for an after-party at Harlow, where sponsor Dolce & Gabbana had lined the walls with fresh roses. ("It definitely smells like the south of France in here," one guest remarked.) The likes of Christina Hendricks, Dane DeHaan, and Audrey Tautou turned out, and the film's Provençal setting skewed the evening's conversation toward how badly everyone wanted a French holiday. Mia Moretti talked about her recent trip to Paris for Couture: "It's less of a scene than the ready-to-wear shows. I stayed in a friend's apartment in the Sixth, and it actually felt like more of a vacation than running around." Côte d'Azur or the Upper East Side, Stone didn't seem to care much where she was—she spent the whole night cozied up in a booth with boyfriend Andrew Garfield.
Meanwhile, ballet star and the Bolshoi's only American dancer, David Hallberg, had a debut of his own when he performed Swan Lake for the first time at Lincoln Center. The handsome danseur noble was the guest of honor afterward at a dinner hosted by Russian fashion and art VIPs Nasiba Adilova and Maria Baibakova, among others at Lincoln Ristorante.
Partygoers braved thunderstorms last night for a trio of parties downtown and up. First, the opening of Fendi's Soho pop-up on the corner of Prince and Greene. Claire Distenfeld, Leandra Medine, and Tali Lennox turned out, but the guest of honor was none other than Karl Lagerfeld himself—in furry keychain form, that is. "I love Karl, but I especially love a fluffy Karl," said Distenfeld. Guests took turns snapping Instagram pictures with the charm. One even tried walking out the door with Karlito snapped on his belt before a Fendi rep snatched it back. "I like that Fendi doesn't take itself seriously," Medine said, "although it's as luxury as luxury comes."
At Industria Studios in the West Village, Veuve Clicquot toasted the launch of Clicquot Mail, a new case offering in the shape of a classic mailbox. Champagne was passed from the Clicquot Mail truck, servers wore mailman uniforms, and guests could order a bottle of Veuve to be mailed anywhere they liked. The party had people talking about their affection for good old-fashioned snail mail. "I've never received a love letter in the mail," said model Gabriella Lopez. "But I think I'd much rather receive some champagne."
Up on Fifth Avenue, the ubiquitous Jeff Koons was celebrating another installation, this one at the new H&M flagship. Images of his famous Balloon Dog were prominently displayed on the store's five floors of windows, and inside, his Balloon Dog leather bag, priced at $49.95, was going fast.
—By Katharine K. Zarrella