Dori’s World: New York Fashion Week in Style

 After all of our fashion adventures, it was time to go to Larry Gagosian’s dinner that he and Shala Monroque hosted at Balthazar for the artist Dan Colen.

Friday Sept 10

Lunch with Karl Lagerfeld

My first fashion week event was the amazing Karl Lagerfeld fashion council lunch. I went with Lizzie Tisch and I wore Valentino Red. Our table included Andrew Bolton from the Met, Nancy Lane, Hilary Tisch, Robert Verdi, Brooke Travis, Kim Kassel, and Natalie Gershel Kaplan. I ran into Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman looking glamorous as always.

Other attendees included Caroline Sieber (the Chanel muse), Lauren Santo Domingo, Christine Schwarzman, Ulla Parker, Martha Stewart, Rebekah McCabe from Chanel, Daphne Guinness, Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Nadja Swarovski, and Diane Kruger. And Coralie Charriol won a Chanel watch. How funny is that?

Fashion’s Night Out

Vogue sent us a Fashion’s Night Out taxi to take us around for the night. Lizzie Tisch was our team captain, and she loves that title! Hilary Tisch, Emily Ford, and Kim Kassel met us at the Regency, of course. I mean where else would we start our evening?

Then we were off to Carolina Herrera, where they had this great photo booth set up, then to Dolce & Gabbana for Naomi Campbell and Anna Wintour where we ran into Matthew Settle “Rufus Humphrey” from Gossip Girl.

We stopped by David Webb, and then Roger Vivier (where two of my favorite stylish girls, Coco Brandolini and Lauren Santo Domingo were holding court with Leighton Meester and Caroline Sieber.) We also stopped by Pucci, and of course, my two spots Jack Vartanian (love his jewelry), and Valentino’s poker night party. Lizzie, Hilary, and I arrived along with Nicky Hilton, Anita Ko, Jenny Cohen, and Inga Rubenstein just in time to rock the part. The entire night was amazing!

Don Hills & Larry Gagosian Dinner

After all of our fashion adventures, it was time to go to Larry Gagosian’s dinner that he and Shala Monroque hosted at Balthazar for the artist Dan Colen. The food is always great there. Inga Rubenstein, Monica Mitro, Alberto Mugrabi, Stavros Niarchos, David and Lesley Schulhof and others were there to join us. Then we were off to Don Hill’s for a party for Iggy Pop thrown by Dasha Zhukova where we saw Mary-Kate Olsen, Gwen Stefani, Eddie Winston Churchill, and Charlotte Dellal. What a great Fashion’s Night Out!

Saturday Sept 11 at Fashion Week

On Saturday, Lizzie Grubman and I hit two shows during the day: ADAM and Vivienne Tam. That night, Hilary Tisch, Brent Bolthouse, Josh Groban and I headed back to Lincoln Center for the Charlotte Ronson show. We stopped at the Lion for dinner, and then head to the Alexander Wang party. They had a bouncy castle, a merry-go-round, and bumper cars. Talk about a fun night in New York!

Sunday Sept 12

DVF Party

Even when it rains in NYC, the craziness still goes on. On Sunday, Coralie Charriol, Nicky Hilton and I headed to the Diane von Furstenberg show. Nicky was bombarded by paparazzi when we entered so we found shelter at Kate Hudson’s awesome Mercedes-Benz suite in Lincoln Center. The show was amazing — great clothes and great crowd which included Rachel Zoe, Nina Garcia, Molly Sims, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anna Wintour—such great people watching.

Which leads me to the Diane von Furstenberg dinner, which is always the best affair. We were joined by Vikram Chatwal, Elisabeth Kieselstein Cord, Derek Blasberg, and Barry Diller, among other guests.

Tuesday, Sept 14

Stacey Bendet Presentation

Tuesday was the Dennis Basso show. I was wearing Dennis Basso of course, with Brian Atwood shoes, Jack Vartanian earrings, and an Anita Ko necklace. The show was great! I love the dresses he has for next season. And everyone comes out to see his show. I saw Elie Tahari, Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley, Somers Farkas, and of course Dennis’ boyfriend Michael Cominotto.

Tuesday night, Stacey Bendet, the owner and designer of Alice + Olivia, put on the most amazing presentation. Models dressed in Alice + Olivia were on one side of the room and a rock band performed on the other. Nina Garcia, Eric Eisner (Stacey’s husband), Dylan Lauren, and Maria Buccellati all stopped by to support Stacey. On Wednesday, Ali Kay had her first fashion show for her line Keep Me.

All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better week in New York. I loved that the shows were at Lincoln Center this year; they really did a great job. And I already can’t wait until Fashion Week comes back to New York in February.