Smith Boogie at Balmain, and Stylebop.com and Next Models Toast Couture
This weekend saw the men’s collections wrap in Paris, but that didn’t stop Olivier Rousteing from hosting one of the season’s most-buzzed-about fetes. After his dazzling show, the young talent brought together the latest additions to his squad, including Lucky Blue Smith, alongside longtime members such as Alessandra Ambrosio and Isabeli Fontana. With everyone ready to let their hair down, Le Carmen in the Pigalle acted as the ideal venue for the bright young things of the runway to boogie down until the wee hours.
And just as quickly as it ended, so the next phase began. The Spring 2019 Haute Couture shows kicked off in Paris last night and Stylebop.com fashion director Leila Yavari and Next Management Europe president Saif Mahdhi hosted a dinner for the second year at iconic Caviar Kaspia, in Place de la Madeleine. Friends gathered to “celebrate the New Year, to celebrate the industry and being in one of the most beautiful cities in the world,” as Mahdhi said. Guests indulged in Norwegian smoked salmon, Kaspia’s signature baked potato topped with Imperial Baeri caviar, and raspberries and wild strawberries, all washed down with Kaspia’s selections of vodkas.
Other guests included models Arizona Muse, Binx Walton, and Isabeli Fontana; Chloé CEO Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye; Virginie Courtin-Clarins (in Mugler); David Koma; Caroline de Maigret (in Lanvin); Olympia Le-Tan; Olivia Palermo (in a Tibi shirt, Proenza Schouler skirt, and Tabitha Simmons shoes) and Johannes Huebl; and John Nollet (in Lanvin). After dinner, everyone got onto their feet and followed Anna Cleveland to an improvised dance floor, where Wladimir and Agathe deejayed the night away.