Thursday, a selection of Brooklyn's best and most prominent figures were invited to enjoy the premiere of High Style at the Brooklyn Museum. Participants, including Diane Von Furstenberg, Chloe Sevigny, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Band of Outsiders, set the tone for the exhibit, which was followed by a cocktail hour, dinner and after party, a glorious bar, and a twenty foot Andy Warhol pinata filled with Hostess snacks. Lim's booth was lead by a foursome of drag queens giving out life advice and leather bowties to anyone who dared to approach.
The after party was reminiscent of a school carnival; Band of Outsiders tangled with makeup; allowing guests to channel their inner child by way of face paint. Any available open space was crowded with dancers who moved to sets from live bands and a coordinated deejay. The guests...well the guests were by far more entertaining than the carnival-inspired after party itself. I bumped into a divine makeup artist who took after designer Karl Lagerfeld for the event; black on white attire, ponytail and gloves required frequent visits to the powder room for maintainence.
Wednesday night was the stellar CFDA nominations - right after Diane Von Furstenberg was re-elected another term for the organization - as some of New York's most popular young designers came out to celebrate at Diane's design studio for a cocktail gathering.
Granted, one may flock home to review the latest flicks from famed streetstyle photographers moreso to see if you were photographed - in the likes of Jak & Jil, Streetpeeper and the Satorialist - yet, when the fashion week events are all said and done, and there's no one to pose for on the streets of New York, Milan and Paris, where is one to turn?
A little birdie dressed in Dior Couture told us Alexander Wang and Rodarte may be working on films with Nick Knight for Fashion Week presentations. But, as I mentioned, the bird was dressed in Dior Couture - so can we really trust it?
Nick Knight recently filmed Raquel Zimmerman and friends (a.k.a. snakes) for Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 show - which they used as a backdrop behind girls parading around in lobster platforms.
Not many 13-year-olds are skipping school to fly to Paris to watch the Couture shows.
But then again, not many 13-year-olds have the name Tavi - let alone blog about fashion.
But she's there and she has the hats to show for it - obscuring the view of prominent editors who were, well, seated behind the cyber celeb.
"At Dior. Not best pleased to be watching couture through 13 year old Tavi's hat"
But wait, let's look at the actual collection now.