Cutting Loose at Carine Roitfeld’s Karaoke Party in a Strip Club

By
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Anna Dello Russo and Carine Roitfeld sing onstage at the Barneys New York Celebrates Carine Roitfeld Party at The Westway on September 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
Anna Della Russo and Carine Roitfeld belt out a duet. Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2011 Getty Images

"This place looks like it could be in a Cassavetes film, no?" Carine Roitfeld said on Saturday evening, gesturing around the room at Westway, a former strip joint near the West Side Highway where she was celebrating her collaboration with Barneys for the fall campaign. "I wanted to dress and look like a Cassavetes woman, so I went for vintage tonight," she said of her shimmering gold dress. "I would love to be a Cassavetes actress tonight. And singer," Roitfeld told The Cut. "I'm going to sing."

We smiled and nodded, thinking this was idle party chatter.

*An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that Valentino sang "My Way" after "Unforgettable."