Fabiola Beracasa Talks Preen and Patent Leather With Cathy Horyn, Leigh Lezark, and Arden WohlLondon label Preen is showing at the New York tents for only the second time this season, but designers Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton have already attracted a savvy fan base that includes New York Times critic Cathy Horyn and downtown personality Leigh Lezark, who both talked to Fabiola Beracasa before the show. “They went from being very funky in the beginning, and now they’re much more put together,” Horyn explained, while Arden Wohl talked about her obsession with patent leather. Watch the video for more.
Where the Fug Is Anna Wintour?!Even though we’re only two days in, it just seems wrong somehow that we’ve seen more of socialites and Sophia Bush than we have of Anna Wintour. Sure, we know that soon enough the Bob will be sitting in stony silence about six rows ahead of us, but it’s hard not to get impatient for that first glimpse of the coif that Suri Cruise is currently getting unfair credit for inventing.
All Arden Wohl Wants for Christmas Is a Smooth FrenchWhat with the wintry weather, and fashion folks being so skinny, there was much discussion of how to stay warm at last night’s party for fashion magazine Fanzine137 and Rodarte held at the Park. “I think you need a lover over the winter because then you can get snowed in,” said Leelee Sobieski. Does she have one? “No. You’ve got to be choosy. Life is too short.” Her BFF Arden Wohl, who had been talking with Chloë Sevigny, agreed. It has to be the right lover, she said. “Some men are kissing monsters! They do this” (she stuck out her tongue) “or they do this” (she stuck out her tongue and wiggled it around) “but all you want is a smooth French!” We asked her who the bad Frencher was. “Some guy!” she shouted. No, really, who? Finally, Wohl told us. “Zach Braff! Zach Braff is a bad kisser!” Ha! We suspected as much. “I haven’t kissed him!” Sevigny hastened to add. “Thank goodness.” —Blythe Sheldon
Earlier: Zach Braff and Piper Perabo Can’t Fight the Moonlight
Video: Get Sexy Backstage at Max Azria
Fashion correspondent Fabiola Beracasa was backstage at BCBG Max Azria with a camera. See what the designer himself considers to be “relatively romantic” and find out what celebrity Arden Wohl saw at her first fashion show. And which pieces of the “sexy, sensual lingerie” will Molly Sims order?
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Candace Bushnell Looks Fugging ExhaustedCynthia Rowley’s press kit listed an “Arden halo” as one of her models’ accessories, so we were surprised to see self-proclaimed reluctant socialite Arden Wohl in the front row of Rowley’s show wearing her signature headband up on her hair instead of resting on her forehead. We presume she finally realized that in hot weather, you can get some wicked zits when your signature look suffocates your T-zone.
The New York Diet
Director Arden Wohl Only Eats Fish Twice a WeekLast fall during Fashion Week, rising director and headwear-loving “alternasocialite” Arden Wohl was walking the runway for Imitation of Christ. This time around, she’s been holed up in pre-production for her movie starring Leelee Sobieski (the narrator of her student film Coven) which she’ll shoot later this month in Long Island City. “It’s about New York women, and life. It’s about dreams,” she breathlessly told us before running to a premiere party where she slowed down for just one second to let us photograph her catching a drink. What else did this confessed leather-wearing pescatarian eat this week?
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Catherine Malandrino: Where Fashion Fears to TreadWe found it deliciously evil that Catherine Malandrino scheduled her fall-winter 2007 at the Chelsea Art Museum to coincide with “Dangerous Beauty,” an exhibit that forces visitors to walk across a floor of bathroom scales. The very idea that a bunch of fashionistas, bundled up in an extra ten pounds of outerwear no less, might be required to traipse across a gigantic Floor of Judgment in order to see Malandrino’s show thoroughly tantalized us. The prospect had absolutely nothing to do with our decision to wear fewer layers today. Nothing at all.
The Raconteurs Rock PradaIt was a battle to get through the door for the Raconteurs’ private concert at the Prada Epicenter in Soho.