Eyes Wide Shut – Parties – Vogue

01Oct10

Fashionable Paris has a collective hangover following Carine Roitfeld’s fete last night to celebrate 90 years of French Vogue. La Roitfeld, dressed in sheer black chiffon scattered with leopard-print patches, bid guests to an Eyes Wide Shut-themed bal masque at the Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo, the magnificent eighteenth-century private mansion on the rue de l’Université that echoes the memories of the glorious parties that Karl threw there, when he lived in its grandest garden front wing. Now, sadly denuded of the Lagerfeldiana that invested its rooms with such magic, it remains one of the most magnificent settings in a city of glorious interiors. Built by Lassurance, its staterooms were lavishly decorated by Pierre Mouret for the splendidly named Louis-Armand de Seiglières de Belleforière, the marquis de Soyecourt. The masked revelers teetering across its cobbled courtyard in high-rise heels were dressed to evoke the costume balls of the eighteenth century—or at least the fabled one that Karl himself held at Le Palace in 1978. Guests rose to the challenge of the mansion’s interior splendors too—which include a principal salon of white and gold with boiseries sculpted by Jacques Verberckt, who also worked at Versailles and Fontainebleau. Anna dello Russo’s spectacular custom Pucci ball gown of white ruffles and an endless train almost filled the vast room; Gareth Pugh made her a headdress of steel feathers that transformed her into a magnificent winged victory. Gareth Pugh himself had to guide around his friend, who wore an Op Art bodysuit with an eyeless, all-in-one balaclava.

via Eyes Wide Shut – Parties – Vogue.



One Response to “Eyes Wide Shut – Parties – Vogue”

  1. Qui est la véritable élégance!


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