Elle’s holiday party was held last night at former Bungalow bouncer Armin Amiri’s Hudson-hugging hotspot Socialista. And guess what? Craziness ensued! At one point, the fashion mag’s creative director Joe Zee teamed up with design director Paul Ritter to perform a wicked rendition of the head-bobbing dance from the SNL spin-off flick Night at the Roxbury. That movie is so hot right now.
And though it’s no West Village dive bar, Indochine, near Astor Place, hosted the comely staffers afterwards for dinner. But! Once there, fashion director and Project Runway dominatrix Nina Garcia ran smack into the folks from French Vogue, who had already gathered for their holiday party at a neighboring table.
According to the book’s “Style Wise” blogger, Tracey Lomrantz, Elle’s competing editor, Carine Roitfeld, looked “unimpeachably stylish” in Givenchy. Joined by her ever-stylish daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, English model Lily Donaldson and shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos, Ms. Roitfeld, it seems, won this holiday-party design challenge. Also at Indochine last night were the peeps from C&M Media, which represents Chris Benz, Thakoon and Moncler. Reportedly “digging into spring rolls and sticky rice,” they were apparently more interested in the grub than in the other diners.