This is where it all began. Literally. Diane and Mayor Bloomberg officially kicked off Fashion’s Night Out at our Meatpacking District shop on 14th and Washington before revelers descended upon the studio for a party to remember. Diane, clad in a black and white FNO T paired with our Vintage Galaxy suit, called for guests to “Get Ready to Rendez-Vous!” and who could resist? Even Mayor Bloomberg was quick to point out, “When you get a phone call from her, you can’t say no.” And so they answered, storming the studio for a Girls’ night out with host Allison Williams, who looked as polished as her Lena Dunham created character in our floral cut Leni dress. “I love me some peplum!,” said the actress, with her hair in a sleek, side swept wave.
In keeping with the evening’s “Get Ready to Rendez-Vous,” Host Vogue Editor Meredith Melling Burke stood at the ready, giving style tips, as Diane lovingly declared, “She has more style than all of you put together!” Just the right amount of shimmering eye shadow was applied by MAC make-up artists. Too many well-manicured hands to count had their palms read by a lovely woman named Raven, before striking a pose in a flip book photobooth, where a luxe fur scarf quickly emerged as the most popular prop. That is, if we aren’t counting puckered lips.
In one of our favorite entrances of the evening, Olympic darling Allyson Felix shone as brightly as her gold medal in our Addie skirt with a gem jacquard top. This was her first Fashion’s Night Out and her first reaction isn’t too different from our seasoned perspective: “There’s a lot of people!”
A radiant Solange Knowles breathed new life into the party just before 9. “Isn’t she gorgeous!” Diane told the crowd, before helping Solange make her way to the DJ booth, where she clearly belonged.
Meanwhile, down in Soho, Oh Land worked the DJ stand while Anna Wintour worked the crowd. Vodka Hemingway cocktails with a mysterious twist of absinthe reminded party-goers that anything is possible. The night was still young, after all.