Penn Badgley Joins Friends Of Abbijane For Her Last Show

by Chiara Atik · October 12, 2009

[All photos by JP Pullos for PMc]. On Friday night, friends, family members, and admirers of the late New York fashion designer Abbijane gathered at the National Arts Club to pay tribute to her and present her last collection, which was completed before her untimely death. Penn Badgley , who'd known the designer for two years, gave a speech in which he referred to Abbijane as his "surrogate Jewish mother". Musician Lenny Kaye was also on hand to perform an acoustic version of the New York Dolls son, and models wore her designs.

Penn Badgley                                   Jan Sneed, Courtney Stein

Diane Dupuis, Jeanie Bergin, Brenda Reilly

Marty Abrahams, Diane Dupuis      Sarah Carl, Tristina Amabile

Tony Auerbach, Cheryl Wilson          Imogene Strauss, Ella Strauss

Ronnie Meikler, Jackie Shapiro, Gregg Wolf, Lori Barbaria, Joe Barbaria, Suzanne Mallouk, Sherry Vigdor

Marilise Flusser                             Giorgia Peckman, Jenan Jacobson