Rambling Reporter at NYFW: Prabal Dons His Streaker's Crown, Pharrell Talks Russian Police
On day three of NYFW, Pharrell Williams sounded off on his song being used during the opening ceremony and Prabal Gurung tipped his hat to his runway streaker.
Pharrell Williams might not have seen the Russian Police Choir sing his part of Daft Punk's hit song, "Get Lucky," at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics on Friday night yet, but he's well aware of it. During a press conference and cocktail party for "RAW for the Oceans," a long-term collaboration between denim brand G-Star RAW and Bionic Yarn for which Williams is a creative director, the singer, wearing what looked to be his Grammys hat, told THR he hasn't "got a chance to see it yet, I keep trying. But I need to." Williams added he finds it "mind-blowing" that they would even think to channel their inner Pharrell. The singer spent more time gabbing with fans than press, and his power-publicist, Amanda Silverman of 42West, practically had to drag him out of a swarm of snapping fans inside the American Museum of Natural History and out the door. The RAW for the Oceans collection will be available Aug. 15.
STORY: NYFW: Bare Bottomed Streaker Crashes Prabal Gurung's Runway
Alexander Wang has been known for his eccentric fashion week parties (especially during September), from carnivals to concerts at gas-stations. But one of his employees joked that this year, the theme for the after-party on Saturday, held at the new Gilded Lily in the Meatpacking District, would be "penitentiary … he's going on lock-down," the employee said, referring to how Wang only let one singular press outlet into the party this season: Style.com. Maybe he's really into Orange Is The New Black?
Prabal Gurung has an awfully good sense of humor about g-strings. The designer had his show disrupted on Saturday when a streaker paraded down the runway early on in little more than a trenchcoat, jock-strap and a crown, before being dragged off by a hulking security guard (the man is currently rumored to be Vitaly Sediuk, the same streaker from the Grammy Awards last year). Among those in the audience were Hailee Steinfeld, Karolina Kurkova and Chelsea Leyland. But Gurung seemed to find it a colorful addition to the day. "I had a streaker at my show, and afterwards I saw he had left this crown," Gurung said at his after-party at Up & Down, pointing to the bejeweled hat on top of his head, which the man had worn when storming Gurung's catwalk. Armed with his own regal party favor, Gurung decided to spread the wealth: He had his flackies go to a party store and pick up plastic crowns of various shapes and sizes for guests, as an impromptu tribute to the streaker. "I wanted everyone to have one!" He laughed. Gigi Hadid, the 18-year-old model daughter of Yolanda Foster and step-daughter to music producer David Foster, arrived with fellow model and pal Ireland Baldwin to the Belvedere-hosted celebration.
Does Lindsay Lohan have a certain scent after her escapades? Late Saturday night, at the door of Up & Down, which is in the former Darby space and is run by the owners of 1Oak nightclub and Butter, two bundled-up twenty-something girls asked the doorman: "Is this where Lindsay Lohan was last night?" But the tight-lipped doorman only replied: "Are you on the list?" The unanswered pair should have perhaps tried another celeb guest's name from the Rag & Bone party Friday (like Quentin Tarantino) that's not a pariah amongst club-owners: Less than two weeks ago, the actress reportedly claimed she lost a $75,000 fur coat at 1Oak, and it's also been rumored on multiple occasions that she's banned from a number of New York nightclubs.