Displaced downtown fashion types braved nosebleeds and traversed 14th Street in the wake of Sandy, infiltrating bastions of Upper East Side civility like The Mark and The Carlyle. Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld presumably put aside any Vogue-related feuds real or imagined and both camped out at The Mark. They were joined there by Marc Jacobs, Helena Christensen and Emma Stone.
Meanwhile, Wintour’s right hand woman Grace Coddington sought shelter at The Carlyle. That UES landmark also offered relief from temporary homelessness to Mary-Kate Olsen and Derek Blasberg, who kept company with a coterie of models including Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson and Poppy Delevigne. Bars at both hotels, especially the iconic Bemelman’s, were humming with a more youthful clientele than usual who typically trip the light electric at Top of the Standard and, well, the Electric Room.
Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise, on the other hand, stayed put in the blackout zone, hunkering down in their Chelsea pad which they illuminated by torchlight.