Last night, The Daily Front Row toasted it’s ten year anniversary at Indochine (the fashion world club house, bien-sur) and simply everyone in fashion was there: Dennis Basso, Fern Mallis, Mary Alice Stephenson, Alvin Valley, Graydon and Anna Carter (with son Ash), Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian, Carine Roitfeld, Nicole Miller, Doru Olowu Read More
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Commanding the foot of the red carpet, Andrew Saffir greets his guests the only way he knows how, with that warm and endearing smile of his, and a hint of excitement peeking through the lenses of his wire eyeglasses. There to personally welcome each arrival—announced by the unmistakable cloud of flickering flashbulbs—he only occasionally jumps onto the carpet to get in a few shots with his friends.
Flashing his trademark smile, Saffir is posing with the actors, editors, directors, producers, supermodels and socialites who consistently turn up at the screenings and after parties hosted by Saffir and the company he founded, the Cinema Society.
The occasion is a screening of the gritty, NC-17-rated dark comedy Killer Joe and the guest list is as star-studded as it is distinct. Actors mingle with directors and designers, editors hover at the bar with models while socialites laugh with photographers. Matthew McConaughey, Gina Gershon, John Stamos, Ethan Cohen, Stefano Tonchi, Terry Richardson and Nicky Hilton have all turned up at the cozy screening room of the Tribeca Grand Hotel for Willliam Friedkin’s flick about a family’s plot to have their mother murdered to cash in on her life insurance. But star-studded crowds are something Saffir is used to. In fact, standing in front of the audience to introduce the film, Saffir is as calm and collected as a host throwing an intimate dinner party for friends in his own home.
When you can drag CFDA’s Steven Kolb, Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, Paul Wilmot, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Cathy Horyn, Dennis Basso and Vivienne Tam from their hectic lives in the fashion and editorial worlds to attend a student fashion show, you know you have sway. Or you have industry legends Calvin Klein and Fern Mallis. Last night the former presented the latter with a lifetime achievement award at Pratt’s 113th graduate fashion show, where over a dozen talented designers presented their edited collections.
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“I love Hitler. People like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers, would be fucking gassed and fucking dead.” Fashion designer John Galliano spewed these despicable, beyond hateful and offensive words, in February 2011 at his favorite watering hole, Café La Perle in Paris’ chic Marais district. Galliano—seemingly drunk or high, or both Read More