The evening began at the Belstaff Flagship store on Madison Avenue, David Beckham released Belstaff Off Road, a photo book shot by Peter Lindebergh. The soccer star posed with a group of well-heeled members of Jane Motorcycles based in Williamsburg who had been specially commissioned by Belstaff to arrive on their crew of vintage motorcycles to give the whole event a bit more gravitas. The exchange for the stunt – a full Belstaff look of course! Inside, the drink of choice was a mixture of Martini Prosecco and Guinness beer, which made more a surprisingly good combination.
The Standard hosted two more early evening events. The first in The Standard Shop celebrated Del Toro’s release of their collaboration with street artist Alec Monopoly. It turns out the elusive Mr. Monopoly has known Del Toro creator Matt Chevellard longer than most – including when the artist would show his face rather than cover up using intricate scarves and sunglasses. Just a short elevator ride away, Chiara Ferragni hosted the 5th Anniversary of her wildly popular blog, The Blonde Salad. Throughout the rapid success, the bombshell blonde remains fueled by her excitement. “I keep up with my hectic schedule simply because I am really excited. New York Fashion Week is the first one on my list so it’s like going back to school..a very cool school,” she said.
New York Magazine’s The Cut partied on The High Line later. The crowd was originally drawn by Alexa Chung’s DJing duties for the evening, but stayed to hang with Abigail Breslin and some of the Orange is The New Black who showed up for some fashion week fun in everyone’s favorite park.
Later on, The Electric Room hosted its third anniversary party with a performance by Gary Clark Jr. Friends of Nur Khan, the nightlife impresario behind the hotspot amongst others (Sheltering Sky at The McCarren Hotel is his newest venture), came to show their support for “3 fucking years!” as Khan put it. Jeremy Piven took his spot atop one of the banquettes next to a few towering, while the rest of the rocker crew including Irina Lazanreau, Todd DiCurcio, and mega artist Damien Hirst opted to take their spots at the front of the makeshift stage.
Galore held it’s twice-annual blowout at Queen of The Night at The Diamond Horseshoe under The Paramount Hotel to cap off the evening (and early morning). it was not only the most celeb-packed party thus far, but hands down the most fun. The VIP section welcomed Usher, DJ buddies Skrillex and Diplo, Galore coverstar Carmen Electra, and, believe it or not, Justin Bieber. “What are you doing here?” Diplo said greeting Bieber and pulling him atop a table to dance. The two were surrounded by fellow faces Richard Chai, Joe Jonas, Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, and The ATL Twins who held court with their own coterie of models and watched the nearly-nude performers on the center stage twerk around a jumbo iPhone obelisk with an inflatable zebra. You can’t make this stuff up.