Caroline Kennedy May Not Have Her Senate Seat, But She's Still Popular Among Fashion Crowd, Keeps Friend Giorgio Armani By Her Side

by KENDRA SEAY · February 18, 2009

[Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Caroline Kennedy, Giorgio Armani, Joel Klein. All photos by BILLY FARRELL for PMc]

Caroline Kennedy took a break from politics last night and joined some A-listers for the opening of  Armani/5th Avenue flagship store in New York City. Because if you can't have that Senate seat, at least you can still be popular, right? The starlit event pulled the celebs away from the tents of Fashion Week and into the stunning four-story glass enclosed space with a floating spiral staircase to sip Bellinis, chit-chat with Mayor Bloomberg, and congratulate Mr. Armani while marveling over his new digs. Armani said of the store:

"New York needs glamour. It needs size. This store is an act of faith toward the Americans and Fifth Avenue shoppers because I still very much believe in this market in which I invested a lot." [Racked]

More story and tons of photos from this event below...A-Listers included Leonardo DiCaprio, John Mayer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Caroline Kennedy, Molly Sims, Olivia Palermo, Liam Neeson, Alicia Keys, Andre Leon Talley, Chace Crawford, Rachel Zoe, Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus, Carine Roitfeld, Nina Garcia, January Jones, Kate Lanphear, Solange Knowles, Emile Hirsch, Milla Jovovich, star of Armani's latest underwear ads Victoria Beckham, and yes, even Ricky Martin ventured out of the woodwork to celebrate 5th Avenue's latest addition.

Ricky Martin, Giorgio Armani

Rachel Zoe, Giorgio Armani, Emile Hirsch

Roberta Armani, Nina Garcia, Giorgio Armani

Camilla Olsson, Marcus Schenkenberg, Giorgio Armani, Molly Sims

Melissa Satta, Giorgio Armani, Milla Jovovich, Charlene Wittstock, Roberta Armani

Solange Knowles, Giorgio Armani, Cecilia Dean

Milla Jovovich, January Jones, Giorgio Armani

Christopher Backus, Giorgio Armani, Mira Sorvino

Armani 5th Avenue Flagship