This Afternoon’s Hottest Accessory (It Was Free!)

A Chanel bag, of course, is always in style–but it’s rare to see dozens of fashion-show attendees toting the exact same one. That’s what happened at Jason Wu‘s show this afternoon; the bag in question was a gift bag, stocked with a full-sized bottle of Chanel perfume, that guests had received upon exiting the FIT Couture Council’s luncheon honoring Karl Lagerfeld just a few minutes earlier. We weren’t the only ones, it seemed, who had made a mad taxi dash from Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall to Jason Wu’s 2 p.m. show at 82 Mercer Street. In the front row alone, we spotted Diane Kruger, Stefano Tonchi, Amy Astley, and Hamish Bowles, all of whom had somehow teleported from Lincoln Center and arrived unharried and on time. For the record, they seemed to be as enraptured with Mr. Wu’s elegant, feminine, instantly-classic collection as we were.