Fashion Week Nightlife

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Chloé ‘Attitudes’ Book Launch Soirée

The visionaries behind the Chloé Attitudes book hosted a swank gathering at the brand’s rue Saint-Honoré boutique to celebrate the first printed volume to chronicle the maison’s 60-year contribution to fashion.

(left to right) Art director Marc Ascoli, Chloé creative director Clare Waight Keller, Chloé CEO Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye and the book’s lead author, fashion critic Sarah Mower, jump in the life-size TV photo booth for a candid photo op.

Guests were treated to their own impromptu shoot in the TV box, which was situated in the boutique’s courtyard, and received a keepsake photo.

The evening was marked by a special appearance from Gaby Aghion, who created Chloé in 1952.

Ascoli, who is known for his image-branding work at fashion houses that include Jil Sander, Yohji Yamamoto and Chloé, is a contributor to the book.

The noted art director helped scour the brand’s archives to find imagery that captured the essence of Chloé from its founding with Aghion to its present allure thanks to the talents of Karl Lagerfeld (1966), Martine Sitbon (1988), Stella McCartney (1997), Phoebe Philo (2001) and current creative director Clare Waight Keller.

Pages from Attitudes decorate the boutique, like this tear from the September 1965 issue of British Vogue, featuring model Breiten Moser in a graphic skirt and headdress by Chloé.

Model Sacha captures the beauty and wearability of Chloé in this July 1973 spread from British Vogue.

Photography duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin snap the playful and cool side of Chloé for Vogue Paris, February 2012.

Noted guests of the evening included Tank magazine’s Caroline Issa, Moscow-based street style star Miroslava Duma and Vogue Japan’s Anna Dello Russo.

Shoes to ♥: Chloé ‘Suzanna’ Stud Buckle Bootie

Qianna Smith
Photos by Ford Leland

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Badgley Mischka Opens First New York Store

For 28 years, Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been elevating the notion of effortless glamour through their jointly designed Badgley Mischka line. The newly married pair are making 2013 a year to remember with the opening of their first New York flagship store on Madison Avenue.

To toast the glorious occasion, the talented twosome invited a host of scenesters and VIPs—House of Cards actress Kate Mara, Canadian Idol singer Carly Rae Jepsen and supermodel Petra Nemcova—to tour their new space during New York Fashion Week.

“We searched for a store in the city for about five years. All we could find were these little white boxes on Madison Avenue. We really wanted something that had character, little nooks and a real residential feeling,” says Mark (pictured left). “When we found this place on East 64th Street & Madison it hadn’t been used in years, so we gutted it and created an elegant, homey atmosphere.”

Patrick Gerard Carmody is the architect behind the renovated space, while Mark and James decorated the interiors of the storefront.

Badgley Mischka’s timeless designs have graced countless red carpets on the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lopez.

For the 2013 film awards season, the team dressed Helen Mirren for the Golden Globes and Queen Latifah for the Oscars.

We offer Badgley Mischka ready-to-wear apparel in selected stores. For assistance, please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Fernando Colon

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Vogue Italia Hosts 8 Short Videos x 8 Long Stories

The Thread makes its way to the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) for an evening of La Dolce Vita.

Meeting of the Minds: W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi and Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani.

Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief, and Riccardo Maria Monti, president of the ITC, paid tribute to the master craftsmanship and creativity of eight Italian fashion houses—Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Valentino and Versace—in a special exhibit entitled 8 Short Videos x 8 Long Stories.

Bella Mia: Gucci, by Leonardo Brzezicki from Argentina.

The iPhone-filmed video installation examines what Italy means from an international point of view on fashion and style. Sozzani hand-selected eight up-and-coming film directors—from Belgium, Hong Kong, Argentina, the UK, Chile, the Netherlands, and two from Italy—to interpret the spirit of Italian excellence as seen through the designs of the eight maisons that define the allure of “Made in Italy.”

Unmistakably Italian: Giorgio Armani, by Flora Lau from Hong Kong.

“Fashion at its best is a celebration of creativity,” says Sozzani, who pushes and asserts Italy’s creative authority each month in the pages of Italian Vogue.

Posh Pals: Jewelry designer Jennifer Creel and Gossip Girl‘s Kelly Rutherford.

Ciao!: NBC’s Parenthood star Joy Bryant.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Matteo Prandoni

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WSJ Magazine Celebrates Five Stylish Years

The Thread heads to the Four Seasons Restaurant to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the WSJ magazine, which threw a stellar bash on the opening day of New York Fashion Week.

To mark the occasion, the Wall Street Journal publication produced its largest September issue to date, which features two covers: another first for the high-fashion glossy.

Actress/model-of-the-moment Drake Burnette graces the Women’s Style issue, donning a sultry white lace Dolce&Gabbana dress that was shot by Josh Olins and styled by Alastair McKimm on location in Brazil.

Photographer Solve Sundsbo shot designer Tom Ford for the cover of the Men’s Style issue, which features a sexy pictorial with model Joan Smalls.

It’s all about peace and postive vibes for singer Skye Ferreria and photographer Terry Richardson, who shot the cover of the Harper’s Bazaar September issue with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Mixologist Eben Freeman serves up tasty libations, and the recipes can be found in the September WSJ Men’s Style issue.

Recognize this face? Model Kati Nescher appears in the fall ’13 Valentino campaign.

WSJ publisher Anthony Cenname personally attends to Martha Stewart’s drink order.

Three’s certainly not a crowd for Harper’s Bazaar and V magazine’s editor-at-large Derek Blasberg, WSJ editor-in-chief Kristina O’Neill and Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo.

Estée Lauder beauty Constance Jablonkski shows off her fresh face.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Billy Farrell, courtesy WSJ

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Model Life: Jessica Stam Hosts NYFW Kick-Off Soirée

Nothing says it’s Fashion Week like a swanky soirée!

New York scenesters took over The Jane Hotel in the West Village for a style-conscious event hosted by Canadian model Jessica Stam, in support of her work with the Many Hopes charity.

The face of Elie Tahari‘s fall ’13 campaign gathered friends and tastemakers to bring awareness and inspire change for the lives of children in Kenya experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.

La Petite Anglaise blogger Ella Catliff gets some mixmaster tips from DJ Michael Shane.

Laurie Arbellot, on the Proenza Schouler design team, shares a warm embrace with celeb stylist Ian Bradley.

‘It’ girls stick together! L to R: Fiona Byrne of The Byrne Notice and Teen Vogue‘s My Room Makeover, model Cory Kennedy, hostess Jessica and Sophomore designer Chrissie Miller (standing).

L.A.-based DJ Alex Merrell sits pretty.

Check back with The Thread for more coverage of all things Fashion Week!

Qianna Smith
Photos by Craig Arend @ Altamira NYC