FASHION'S NIGHT OUT 2011
Throngs of people, bubbly popped and flowing, plastic swiped left and right--sound familiar? It should if you witnessed last night’s beautiful madness, and judging by the sheer amount of style conscious consumers, we are betting you did. With so many exciting events to choose from and industry celebrities to spot, we cursed the laws of physics for limiting our corporeal forms to only one place at a time! Here were our picks for the hottest spots of the night.
A top priority on our list, Manolo Blahnik was our first stop, and we were not the only ones with the idea! Shoe lovers and Sex in the City fans alike (who are we kidding, they are one and the same) lined the block all the way to 6th avenue for a potential moment with Ms. Manolo herself, Sarah Jessica Parker. Fighting the paparazzi was not an easy feat to catch a glimpse of SJP as she arrived, looking as chic as ever (seriously, the woman drinks from the fountain of youth) in a leather, laser-cut frock by Prabal Gurung and white, pointed-toe Manolos, of course. Sarah Jessica sat in the back of the store graciously signing autographs and shoes from the collection she co-designed with Manolo Blahnik. We also spotted Andre Leon Talley at the event sporting his signature caftan. Inside the store, guests tried on as many Manolos as their hearts desired amidst offerings of hors d’oeuvres and champagne by Il Gattopardo.
Soon after Valentino opened its doors for Fashion’s Night Out 2010, celebrities and socialites eagerly entered the Madison Avenue boutique to admire the magnificent shoes and clothing. As guests moved from room to room, their senses were consumed by Valentino’s current collection. The shoes could be considered works of art and the gowns invoked visions of Cinderella’s grand dress when she met Prince Charming.
As the night progressed, such A-list celebrities as Nicky Hilton and Courtney Love mingled with other guests and socialites. During this memorable event, Valentino also hosted a celebrity poker tournament. Such celebrities as Molly Sims, Kate Walsh, Devon Aoki, Richard Johnson, and Carlos Souza exhibited their card playing skills for various charities. In-between admiring the different collections, guests surrounded the poker table throughout the night.