Glow sticks, greek letters, and fridges packed with 40s of beer greeted guests, who were also served Kanon Organic Vodka jello shots, burgers, and hot dogs. Inside the makeshift frat house — walls plastered with vintage Playboy centerfolds — people performed keg stands, played beer pong, and competed at the game Everybody Dance on Sony PlayStations. Later, Tyler the Creator and Odd Future performed as spurts of champagne rained over the crowd.
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>> In celebration of "Carine's World," the Fall 2011 campaign Barneys did in collaboration with Carine Roitfeld, the retailer hosted the stylist's nearest and dearest at Westway, the converted former strip club space in downtown New York.
Guests like Alexander Wang — who stopped by before his own party around the corner, Terry Richardson, and Karlie Kloss enjoyed Roitfeld's favorite drink, Testarossas, and the bounty of the taco truck she requested be stationed outside; there were even rumors of a Kate Moss appearance (although that never came to fruition).
As the party revved up, Roitfeld took the platform for a karaoke rendition of George Michael's "Careless Whisper"; Simon Doonan followed with "Nasty Girl." Later, Roitfeld followed up with Carly Simon's "You're So Vain." And when Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti arrived later on, Valentino got on stage to sing "Unforgettable," doing "My Way" for an encore.
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>> For Spring 2012, Diane von Furstenberg visited the idea of "beginnings", opening the show with a series of crisp white looks and the upbeat music of Matias Aguayo. While new starts may have been on von Furstenberg's mind, evolution might have been as well, for the 50 look collection moved effortlessly from white to pastel to vibrant in one fluid motion. A series of solid-colored separates and dresses brought together smokey greys, mints, and topaz; a grouping of graphic florals mixed black, white, pink, and lilac; and an explosion of large-scale prints found their bearings in vivid coral, red, violet, and jade. Silhouettes were a wearable mix of slouchy mod-lines and tiered layers — swing-backed jackets, full-skirted wrapdresses, cropped trousers, and loosely-cut sheaths.