The pages of WWD sprang to life last night at the Anniversary celebration as celebrities, models, fashion editors and just about every designer in town turned up in their finest creations to fete WWD's 100th birthday at Cipriani 42. And then there were the Olsen twins.-
Mary Kate and Ashley arrived halfway through the event causing a ruckus as photographers rabidly screamed their names and tried to get the best shot of the girls who are looking more identical these days than they have in the past few years. Donned in fur and incredibly tiny, they appeared like tiny helpless bunnies (though one party guest likened them to "aliens") amongst the chaos and were quickly whisked into the party where their diminutive size helped them disappear into the crowd.
Michael was in the crowd along with dozens of other designers including Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Narcisco Rodriguez, Elie Tahari, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Betsy Johnson, Nicole Miller, Christian Siriano, Anna Sui, Phillip Lim and a ton more names recognizable amongst your wardrobes most coveted labels. Most, like Carolina Herrera, wore their own design. Erin Fetherston arrived with "Gossip Girl" Jessica Szhor who was wearing her design for Juicy Couture. Tommy Hilfiger took a ton of photos with admirers and friends at the party. He seemed to be having perhaps the most fun out of everyone. Just look at his face. Pure joy.
There were also plenty of former and current models in attendance. Karen Elson, who is married to White Stripes/The Deadweather's Jack White and has her own album "The Ghost Who Walks," sang "Happy Birthday," near a giant cake made out of issues of the paper. She sounded wonderful though she did a highly shortened version that lasted just two lines. Padma Lakshmi looked super thin in vintage Gucci topped off with a necklace from her own collection. Petra Nemcova had a perpetual smile on her face as she bounced around the room greeting people.
Fashion editors were also out in their finest with the exception of Vanity Fair's Graydon Carterwho when asked what he was wearing told us good-naturedly, "Old jacket, old shirt." Also oddly in attendance was Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, though it is unclear just why he was there. Secret fashionisto?
[All photos via Broadway World]