Diane von Furstenberg‘s afternoon show yesterday drew the usual glamorous crowd–though several audience members were spotted drinking Peroni beers right from the bottle, tac-ky!
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter sat next Valentino’s Giancarlo Giammetti who sat next to actress Candice Bergen and her daughter, Chloe. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown was right across the aisle. Francesco Clemente arrived with daughter, Chiara, and sat next to hotelier Andre Balazs. There were Gossip Girls (Michelle Trachtenberg, Blake Lively), a Grammy award-winning singer (Estelle) and a British socialite (Peaches Geldof). As has become the custom, Barry Diller, the designer’s husband, walked out wearing shades right before the show began at 4:30 and took a seat next to Ms. Bergen and her daughter.
The nymph-like styled models walked out in pretty, gypsy-style dresses in a myriad of prints. After the last model finished her walk and Ms. von Furstenberg came down the runway, taking the hand of Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley and Mr. Diller on the way and accepting flowers from her grandchildren, the important members of the audience began to push their way backstage.
The Transom saw Carine Roitfeld, the French Vogue editor, wearing a khaki pencil skirt and a blue oxford shirt, tap American Vogue‘s European editor-at-large Hamish Bowles on the shoulder. Mr. Bowles has recently grown a whimsical mustache and Ms. Roitfeld wanted to compliment him.
“I like it!” she said in her thick accent. Ms. Bowles’s eyes were fixed on the lit-up screen of his Blackberry, but when he looked up he seemed delighted.
“Thank you so much my dear!” he replied. “You missed my singing the other night,” he added, about his Noel Coward song numbers at the Juicy Couture store for Fashion’s Night Out.
Then they disappeared into the throng.