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Report from my first NY Fashion Week show post-tragedy.

Last night was the Marc Jacobs show, which had a special symbolism for many - his huge show and afterparty on the pier on September 10 (always has the Monday 9 PM slot at Fashion Week) was this huge blowout that ended only hours before IT happened, and I do know several people who did not make it to work at WTC that Tuesday because they had been bingeing or otherwise carousing at that party.

But anyway, on to the show last night, which was at The Armory, which most of us had seen in quite another incarnation during September. It was mobbed of course, but two huge signs hung at the entrance "Photo Identification Is Required For Admission." This was new, and even though scrutiny of our invites revealed a tiny warning to that effect at the bottom, we were already there, quite ID-less as usual AND sporting the following-

I was wearing a large-hole fishnet face veil cut like a chic hockey mask with my equestrian-ish fetishy suit jacket and long tiered skirt.

Johnny, having injured his foot last weekend, had pulled one of my walking sticks on the way out the door. It was one of the concealed-sword variety - I hadn't been watching.

I was still skeptical of how the ID thing was going to translate amongst all the bimbo boys and drama queens of The Fashion Pack, so we decided to give it a shot. We just had to show invites to get up the steps, and then were told "go to the left and show your ID please". Our hearts sank. Then at that moment one of Marc's show production people came forward "Chi Chi, Johnny, THIS WAY" shepherding us towards the right. That door only required search of my miniscule handbag and showing again of invites. We were in - and my hunch had been correct. The terrorists had not managed to destroy a great NY tradition - the overlooking of rules for the overdressed!

The show started an hour late, during which several people in the F( =Friends) section commented that the incredibly packed room had a very low-key energy. No wonder, with the room itself having so recently witnessed so much sadness - rooms hold on to these things long after. There was much talk of the last show, and the extraordinary day that followed. Veteran photog Patrick McMullan told me that after Marc's show last time he had thought to himself "I wish something would happen to stop Fashion Week. I just can't face it this season" and then had been wracked by guilt for weeks, as if he had caused it.

The show began with the unmistakeable opening bars of "Teen Spirit" which had been an incredible motif for Marc years back with the "grunge" collection. But there was nothing period about this show, or certainly not THAT period. I could describe it best as the taking of miltary jackets (from Edwardian to French Revolution) rather distressed and combined with layers from Les Miz gauze to dull pewter sequins. I haven't loved a show of Marc's this much in many years. In fact we liked it SO much that we became afraid for Marc - though he has done some great collections in the last decade the last thing we had been really mad about in the same way was the collection that got him fired from Perry Ellis.
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well, it was no marc jacobs show, BUT...
i saw sally jesse once at a fried fish & clam shack in p-town.
she was so h.a.g. positive that we didn't even recognize her. i thought that all the hoopla around her was 'cuz she was an old waitress from the joint and we happened in on her retirement party. (no red glasses, sweetie.)
you may have been sitting right next to her. trust.
Hey Gobs, I wore your "Glamour Goblins" T-shirt to an A-list fashion party, sweetie darling, hoping to have it featured like you requested. I was sitting next to Monica Lawinski, no photos were taken but maybe it will end up in Page Six or something. Alas no Hilton sisters though! But I bet you next year the Dolce & Gabanna show will be featuring rhinestone encrusted "Glamour Goblin" T-shirts
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Daddy, what a memory! I had totally forgotten about the KM/KO connection. And you are right, she did look great as she was kicking open the bathroom door last night to share the loo with one of our barbacks.
And Glammy, I am sooo worried about the Hilton Sisters these days-- haven't seen hide nor hair. Perhaps they are visiting Dick Cheney?
From: "Noah"
Subject: Paris's Bday, Reebok MAGIC Event, Valentines Day, Presidents Day at Tao, Limelight
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 17:20:12 -0800

If your looking for something to do or tell your friends about this weekend, check out the following events Jason and I are hosting for Presidents Day Weekend.

New York: Thursday Feb 14th: "Valentines Day" at Suite 16, 127 8th Ave at 16th St. Expect: Fashion week party, lot's of pretty people in red.

Friday Feb 15th: "The Last Dance" at LIMELIGHT, Sixth Avenue between 20th/21st St., 10pm. Expect: 2,000 people!

Sunday Feb 17th: "Presidential Dinner" at TAO, 42 E. 58th St. at Madison, 10pm. Expect: Great crowd, dinner and dancing.

Las Vegas:

Saturday Feb 16th: "Paris Hilton's 21st Birthday Bash" at LIGHT in the BELLAGIO HOTEL. 10pm. Expect: Vegas, what do you think.

Wednesday Feb 20th: "Reebok/NBA Magic Trade Show Event" at LIGHT in the BELLAGIO HOTEL. 7:30-10:30 pm.

All of the events will require you to be on the guest list so if you would like to attend please email me back ASAP or call me office at 212-420-9420 by 6pm Friday Feb 15th. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend and I look forward to seeing you.

Noah Tepperberg
For two hours last night, a well-aimed jet would have wiped fashion out well into the 2020s. In attendance on the roof of 60 Thompson Street, for Bloomingdale's Big Daddy Cal Ruttenstein's CFDA Lifetime Achievement award dinner-

First Brood Vampire and divinity KARL LAGERFELD, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Sprouse, Anna Wintour, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lauren Hutton, Helmut Lang, Susie Menkes, new designer Zack something who Alba brought to Jackie when he was 12, dysfunctional legend Candy Pratts Price (sp?), Abysinnian bloody Vogue Sweetie.
I'm sure you've all seen Stephen Sprouse's new Red White and Blue line at Target stores nationwide and online...

Some of it is quite cute but the website selections pale in comparison to what is actually in the stores (apparently, as per my "source"...let's just call her "Lulu"), anyway I got the women's shirt online and it's very cute, and the material is good quality. Needless to say these clothes are well on their way into becoming somewhat of a collectors item, because of Sprouse's erratic carrer as a fashion designer.
HEY ALL LULU HERE!!!!! Love the Target Sprouse soooo much and will be pop'n up on my web site soon. Thanks to MOTHER for everything. Time is coming faster than ever and am leaving NYC on June 26. Dont think I can put up any more EBAY stuff til we leave but will keep u all posted. Will miss all my extended family. but thank god for email and the internet.

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