Simon Kneen Toasts To Summer, Banana Republic At Indochine

by MAGGIE HUNTER · January 16, 2009

[Derek Blasberg, Damien Nunes, Rachna Shah, Brian Coats. Photos by David X Prutting for PMc]

It may be approximately zero degrees outside, but that didn't stop some fashion-loving New Yorkers from celebrating summer last night, as Simon Kneen hosted a dinner in honor of Banana Republic's Summer Heritage Collection at Indochine. The collection is Kneen's first since he took over as creative director, and will heavily feature sustainable fabrics-such as soy silk-as well as a softer and more contemporary silhouette. Guests at the event included Derek Blasberg, Meredith Melling Burke, Rebecca O'Neill, Michelle Hellman, Aya Kanai, Kate Lamphear, Hal Rubenstein, and Anne Christensen.

More photos below:

Banana Republic team

Simon Kneen, Sylvana Soto-Ward. Jane Keltner, Joann Pailey

Josh Peskowitz, Damien Nunes

Nicky Wiesmann, Tiffany Bausch. Rajni Jacques, Simon Kneen, Michelle Reneau

Kate Lamphear, Simon Kneen, Michael Carl