Amanda Brooks is back! I caught up with the former Fashion Director of Barney's at J.Crew in Soho for the launch of her newest book, Always Pack a Party Dress: And Other Lessons Learned From A (Half) Life In Fashion.
Artsters, hipsters and richsters sipped Dom Pérignon and admired each other's acquisitions from the collections of Lanvin, Gucci and Prada at one of the first Art Basel events. If it sounded more like New Years Eve in St. Barts, in a way it was.
Besides the "It" trend (sheer fabrics), the "It" celeb (Kanye West) and the "It" editor (forever Elle's Kate Lanphear), New York Fashion Week yielded yet another stand out element as pervasive as it was popular: the "It" club.
Sasha Lazard, a classically trained opera singer, who rebelliously pioneered her own musical genre, kicked off a monthly concert series last night with André Balazs, putting the boom in the space formerly known as Boom Boom Room.