Last week’s frenzy of fashion shows and parties are what we look forward to all year, and Monday night’s shenanigans had to top the list for the lucky few who got the invite. Finding the unmarked door on a dark section of sidewalk in Meatpacking District, we made our way past the giant security guard to a candlelit hallway with one elevator. A short ride later the doors opened to New York’s soon-to-be hip restaurant lounge, Catch, by the EMM Group (think Abe & Arthur’s, SL, etc).
We were greeted by a gaggle of models, photographers, and agency execs who all came out to celebrate the birthday of MC2 Model Management booker extraordinaire, Pink. Yes, there was the obligatory open bar and the bold-faced name deejay on the turntables (DJ Chachi) – but there was also a certain energy in the air.
Pink and his hardworking crew, including Director Frederick Blic, Model Manager Travis Kipp and Agent Abi Schwinck, were celebrating a great day of fashion with their girls who had just killed it on the runway for L.A.M.B. and the Betsey Johnson shows.
The excitement was palpable and as the night wore on the party got bigger and better with the addition of a few familiar faces. James Marsden enjoyed chatting it up with all the pretty girls, while Andy Roddick and Serena Williams threw it down on the dance floor, keeping us all entertained. Actor Mickey Rourke hung out with his photographer friends, and Jonathan Cheban sat at a table looking bored (must have been missing his BFF Kim Kardashian!). Lead singer Tyson Ritter of All American Rejects stopped by and so did Scott Disick (aka Mr. Kourtney Kardashian).
We tore ourselves away from the fun around 2am, but let me tell you… it was not easy. Between the bottomless champagne, dancing on the banquettes, and throwing napkins in the air every 15 minutes, we were on a Fashion Week high that could only be deterred by the looming threat of a 6am alarm clock. If every party were this good, we’d probably need rehab.
Vive la Fashion Week,
Photos courtesy of Joe Wehner