Just in case we hadn't made it quite clear: we're beyond stoked for the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection. So you can imagine our excitement to see the full range in action at last night's global launch party.
To toast the collaboration, celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Kanye West and Julianne Moore gathered at 5 Beekman Street, a dilapidated brick and terra cotta building in downtown NYC -- you can't get a much more Margiela locale than that. The out-of-use hotel's nine floors, wrought iron staircases and peeling arches were the perfect backdrop for the Margiela-clad guests to mingle and take in a dramatic performance (apparently stripping and sand were involved) by the Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker dance company.
As for the guests' apparel, Mena Suvari opted for the eye-catching nude bra top (she's pretty good at these sartorial optical illusions) while models like Doutzen Kroes and Hanne Gaby Odiele tried some of the pants from the collection. Kanye chose a camel coat but was noticeably Kim Kardashian-less. Perhaps he's still more comfortable leaving his partner-in-crime at home during his high fashion engagements?
For us non-celebrities, the collection will be available in stores November 15. We don't expect this to be a calm one, so we suggest you rest up and drink plenty of fluids beforehand.
Check out the star-studded, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M-clad guests from last night's party and tell us what you think!