Italian fashion designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have had a riotous weekend in New York. The two men have come to the city to reopen their D&G boutique on Madison Avenue, but they’ve also made plenty of time for partying at The Box, Bobo, Socialista and the Beatrice Inn. Speaking to WWD at a celebratory luncheon, Mr. Gabbana said that New York nightlife these days feels “more European, smaller and more intimate. It’s like Europe. But it’s still totally different.” Okay! Other guests at the midday fete included a slew of socialites like Fabiola Beracasa, Genevieve Jones, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Tinsley Mortimer and Lisa Airan. Some even more famous faces popped in, too. Kate Hudson and Eva Mendes, who are reportedly good friends with the design duo, came to look around, but Ms. Mendes said she couldn’t be bothered with the actual buying part. “I’m lucky enough that people send stuff to me, but I usually have to give it back,” she said. Ms. Hudson followed suit, telling the fashion daily: “I’m trying not to shop anymore," Hudson continued. "I’ve gotten in the habit of making phone calls when I see something and saying, ‘Please, when that comes in, can you send it?’" Must be nice!
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