PartyLines- photographs by Patrick McMullan

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CFDA/‘Vogue’ Fashion Fund Awards

Skylight Studios. November 17, 2008. By Alisa Gould-Simon and Sharon Clott

Is it nerve-racking to meet so many people here? “Oh my God. Everyone. I just met John Galliano and I didn’t have a word to say to him.” —Alexander Wang

John Galliano

Would you appoint anyone from CFDA to Obama’s Cabinet? “Diane Von Furstenberg. That woman knows how to get things done.” —Lisa Mayock with Sophie Buhai, Vena Cava

Diane Von Furstenberg

Who from the CFDA should Obama put in his Cabinet? “Anna Wintour, of course. She’ll get it done.” —Richard Chai

Charlize Theron

Are you nervous about graduating from college? “I’m really nervous about the fact that nobody's hiring right now.” Would you go to Vogue? “Oh, God, no! I’m staying far away from there.” —Bee Shaffer

André Leon Talley

Your daughter, Bee, is concerned about getting a job in this economy. Are you? “As far as Bee is concerned, no, not at all.” —Anna Wintour

Behnaz Sarafpour

Damon Dash

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? “I'm making a mix of all different game birds, from peasant to quail to wild turkey.” What about the vegetarians? “I don't play that game. Eat the damned mashed potatoes.” —Patrick Robinson

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler

Doutzen Kroes

Your co-star, Ed Westwick, is promoting K-Swiss. Would you do something like that? “The only thing I wouldn't do is a car. I just don't agree with cars.” —Penn Badgley

Agyness Deyn

Derek Lam

How would you decorate the White House? “I would do de Gournay wallpaper. Ivory. I would keep it kind of classical, but it would have an edge.” —Erin Fetherston

Jason Wu

Jessica Joffe

You did a children’s line. Is it difficult to design for kids? “I just shrank down my women's line and made everything.” —Peter Som

Gilles Mendel

Coco Rocha

Your YouTube videos have turned out to be really popular. “I gotta watch what I put on there. I hang around a lot of gay men, and sometimes I tend to slip up and act a little diva.” —Chanel Iman

Narciso Rodriguez

Thakoon Panichgul

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? “If someone invites me, I’ll eat a turkey.” —Phillip Lim

Maria Sharapova

Zac Posen

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? “We’re getting a goose. My friends are in the restaurant business. Whatever shows up, it goes in my oven.” —Piper Perabo

Marcus Wainwright

Laura and Kate Mulleavy, Rodarte

What are some of the perks of being a CFDA member? “You get great shoes from the Vogue closet.” —John Patrick

Vera Wang

Giambattista Valli

If you win tonight, how will you celebrate? “I will be in a coma. A fashion coma.” —Juan Carlos Obando

Liya Kebede

Hamish Bowles

Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? “For the first time in my life, I want to bake a pumpkin pie.” —Juliette Lewis

Tommy Hilfiger

Marina Linchuk

What will you do for Thanksgiving? “I had booked a trip a long time ago to St. Barts. I feel guilty now.” Because of the economy? “No, because I’m so busy!” —Francisco Costa

Tory Burch

Kate Spade

How are you cutting back in this economy? “I try to do my own laundry more instead of sending it out. I used to have somebody come and clean my apartment, but I’m starting to do it myself more.” —Eva Amurri

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