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About Last Night: Fendi Fetes Thierry Lasry Collection

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Kris Jenner, Lindsey Wixson and Leigh Lezark celebrated the designer's collaboration with the Italian fashion house with an intimate cocktail and raucous afterparty in Paris on Monday night.

If the weather gods have been beaming on Paris this week — temps topped the balmy 60s, in contrast to past years' snow and freezing rain — it might have been in preparation for Fendi’s fete with sunglasses designer Thierry Lasry.

Guests were greeted with goblets of champagne and trays of sunnies, both equally tempting, upon arrival at the brand's chic Avenue Montaigne.

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Kardashian klan leader Kris Jenner stopped by — sans Kim and Kendall — with editrix extraordinaire Miroslava Duma. Models Irene Kim and Lindsey Wixson, and DJ-turned-Lagerfeld muse Leigh Lezark were also in the house.

Model Anna Cleveland, who fronts the Fendi campaign, took time out from her busy runway schedule and posed with Lasry in a photobooth in the backroom.

Lasry, who has Hollywood fans in Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba, said he looked through over 20,000 images, including sketches and mood boards from Fendi designer Karl Lagerfeld dating back to 1966, to get inspiration for the collection.

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"Yeah, that took me a couple of days," he joked to Pret-a-Reporter. The collection, called Shades of Dolce Vita, is flat and chunky, and the glasses are sculpted with small details. "The collection is based on duality — there are always two colors. I wanted to bring art to sunglasses. I developed the patterns the way you would if you were developing clothing."

DJ Lucien, famous for his Latin-inspired playlists, played mostly pop with Justin Bieber, a Tribe Called Quest and Gorillaz for the crowd, before the gang decamped to the revamped Chez Castel to party with Lou Doillon, Cecile Cassel and Noomi Rapace at the hotspot of the season.

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