At the 10th-anniversary party for Style.com last night, it seemed statement jackets were the order of the evening: immediately upon entering the party, we ran across the artist Terence Koh, who was wearing an immaculate white one with befeathered shoulders. He looked a bit like an art-world angel — and he informed The Observer that yes, he does believe in heaven. “It’s all white and peaceful and fluffy,” Mr. Koh said dreamily.
Waris Ahluwalia, the jewelry designer and actor, was wearing a denim jacket with a large appliqué across the back that read “UNLOVABLE.” We said we were sure that couldn’t be true. “There must be some truth to it,” Mr. Ahluwalia said. “I mean, I know you’re not supposed to believe everything you read, but…”
Mr. Ahluwalia was also wearing black nail polish — the second instance of it we’d seen on a man that night. “This is my commitment to Fashion’s Night Out; I take it very seriously,” he said. He’d been to Barneys on his rounds, and had indulged in a manicure.
But that was four days ago! “Yeah, I know, but I can’t take it off!” Mr. Ahluwalia said. “I’m under the impression that I’ve gone this far to have them done — now I’ve just got to let nature do its part.”
The evening’s main event was an intimate performance by the pop singer Robyn, who was wearing a cropped t-shirt over a bandage skirt. We weren’t ashamed to push to the front of the crowd — and we were in good company there; Prabal Gurung and Derek Blasberg were dancing close by (though not, as the Robyn song goes, on their own).
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