To kick off New York Fashion Week, John Varvatos and L'Uomo Vogue hosted a rockin' (pun intended) party with performances from Alberta Cross and Guns N' Roses. The crowd, which included Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, brought down the house at John Varvatos' 315 Bowery boutique until 3 am.
Rachel Hunter, Kelly Cutrone, Mick Rock, Sean Lennon, Sebastian Bach, Nur Khan, and Robert Fowler rounded out the rest of the stylish guest list, with DJ Francesco Civetta manning the music and sister Cristina Civetta running the event.
Alberta Cross was the first group to take the stage, after which the audience waited over an hour for Axl Rose to finally get up and sing. I thought those days of making everyone wait were over for Rose, but he made it up to the crowd by performing a spectacular set of 17 songs. The crowd was ecstatic when the band played Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child O' Mine. Everyone was singing along, and after the show, even John Varvatos said,
"I have no voice left! This was an epic evening. We were all treated to some of the best rock n' roll New York City has seen in a long time!"
And the drummer was even heard saying:
"This is the best show we have done on our tour!"
Both Alberta Cross and Guns N' Roses are currently on tour.
Kelly Cutrone, Brent Bolthouse, Petter Ericson Stakee, John Varvatos
Alberta Cross, John Varvatos
John Varvatos, Axl Rose
Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses Performance
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.