Apparently, French Vogue celebrated its 90th birthday at Paris Fashion Week with a masquerade-themed party — well, I assume that was the idea, although perhaps it was just a stunning case of fashion groupthink that caused everyone to show up with masks on their faces. And Vogue royalty did not skimp on the drama. Here is Julia Reston-Roitfeld, daughter of the French Vogue editrix:
I’m unclear why she isn’t wearing her giant elaborate mask — perhaps fear of telltale zit trails tomorrow morning? — but really, when she’s togged up like this, a mask is beside the point. It’s a fusion of references we like to make, like Dynasty and ice skating and something about Lady Gaga. For instance, in Ice Dynasty, this is Alexis Carrington Colby’s costume for most of her important business dealings. Skater Oksana Baiul would probably wear this in the produce section, and indeed I suspect she already has. An Gaga? She’d turn up in this at the dentist.
However, Julia’s mother Carine — the mag’s top dog and presumed rival of Anna Wintour — kind of stole the show.
Why hello, Grizabella the Glamour Cat. Will we be leading the gang in a rousing rendition of “Memory” tonight before you grab Mr. Mistofelees and Macavity and Mungojerrie and Rumpleteaser — and even Old Deuteronomy if he remembered his little blue pills — for a quickie behind the shed?
Carine also wins points for the best accessory, in the form of designer Jean Paul Gauthier.
Apparently the event’s OTHER theme was House Party.