Kelly Killoren Bensimon hits Anna Sui and William Rast before saying goodbye to Fashion Week.
Wednesday was my last day of Fashion Week at Bryant Park for I am off to Vegas for the opening of Elvis Cirque De Soleil in Vegas and a Playboy and book signing at the new Assouline store in the City Center.
I had a radio tour, which is where you basically talk to different radio stations in every city (how flattering!!!) to discuss Playboy and I quickly got my hair blown out by uber stylist, Bradley Irion, who used Vive pro mousse by Loreal to make my hair shine (4.99).
I hopped a taxi, ran into the tents as the Anna Sui show was almost starting, and sat in my front row seat. Across from me was my dear friend and Andy Warhol muse, Baby Jane Holzer who is a great friend of Anna and Andrew Bolton, associate curator at the Costume Institute of Metropolitan Museum of Art. We all watched and were amazed at how well researched Anna's bohemian collection was. From her amazing fragrance, accessories, and effortless hippie chic dresses, Sui knows her market. Supermodels strut down the runway in dresses that 60s rock icons Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg wished they could have worn.
I was so proud to wear one of Anna's dresses. What an honor it is when the designers ask you to wear their clothes.
As I left the tents, I ran into Tim Gunn. I was originally supposed to be on a fashion TV show with him before I was asked to ignite the 2nd season of RHNYC.
He complimented me on Playboy and went as far to say that I was the new sexy and that he's buying Playboy. I was so flattered by his genuineness. I thought gracing the cover of Playboy was the ultimate stamp of approval, but now I was complimented by Tim Gunn.
I am so proud to be 40, with two beautiful girls who are both healthy and well. You can have it all. Eat well, live well.
I then ran to the Chelsea Art Museum to watch the William Rast show, which is Justin Timberlake's new line designed by Marcella and Johann Lindberg of JLindberg. From leather jumpsuits, Davey Crockett raccoon skinned hats, green army jackets dressed up oversized white shirts for men and the hottest looks for women. It was for me, the hottest show of the season. I went backstage to congradulate Marcella and Johann and they gave me one of the Indian headbands direct from the runway.
I met my friends at Extra Virgin on West 4th for dinner and made a last stop at the LVMH/Parsons fashion show, where Parsons students showed off their latest creations.
From greats like DVF, red carpet winners Badgley Mischka to Parsons designers, Fall 2010 was about fashion. It was so exciting to celebrate all the amazing talents the industry has to offer. Even new up-and-comers Rag and Bone are revered by the Kings of Leon.
Fashion is fun, hot, and ever changing. For more info check out www.style.com and my friend Scott's www.thesatorialist.com for the coolest street looks.
F is for Fashion.