“Does anyone have a cigarette?” model Erin Wasson requested of anyone who was listening, after a surprise performance by Alison Goldfrapp during the fifth-anniversary for Viktor & Rolf‘s fragrance, Flowerbomb, at a private townhouse on Grove Street last night. (Ms. Goldfrapp was bedecked, gloriously, in one of the tulle confections from Viktor & Rolf’s spring/summer 2010 collection; she sang three of her own songs before breaking into a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” dedicated to Flowerbomb.) A helpful bystander offered one–but clarified that it would have to be a Virginia Slim. “Beggars can’t be choosers,” Ms. Wasson replied cheerfully, accepting it without further ado.
Ms. Wasson is busy this week: on Friday night alone, she has three appearances to make, at Opening Ceremony, Henri Bendel, and a Vogue event. “I need to like, metamorphosis into an octopus so that I can completely deal with all of it,” she confided.
We also chatted with Ladyfag, who sported a Michael Angel dress and her signature augmented eyebrows, and fashion vet Lynn Yaeger, no stranger to distinctive makeup herself, who told us that when she started covering Fashion Week, she thought she had a duty to attend up to eight shows a day. (Four shows plus a party is a more reasonable upper limit, Ms. Yaeger recommended.)
As for the men of the hour, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, we seized a moment to ask about their famous muses-which have included, in addition to Ms. Goldfrapp, Róisín Murphy, Tilda Swinton, and Tori Amos. Is there anyone special they’re hoping to work with?
“Yeah–but we are very superstitious!” Mr. Snoeren said, in a particularly Dutch sort of way.