THE PARTY: DVF & Harley Viera Newton Fete Holiday Capsule Collection
THE PLACE: Diane von Furstenberg's own 874 Washington Street
THE DEETS: The mother of the infamous wrap dresses, Diane von Furstenberg, toasted to her holiday capsule collection with DJ turned model now designer Harley Viera-Newton’s feline friend, Marmite! Guests like Nicky Hilton, Harper’s Bazaar’s editor at large Derek Blasberg, newly-minted InStyle magazine fashion news director Eric Wilson, DJ Leigh Lezark, and IT girl Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor mingled around the display of #DVFlovesHVN clutches and headphones with champagne in hand. The holiday collection is the culmination of a mutual love fest between the two and their love of cats. “A very natural progression,” Newton told Glam.com. So, why Marmite? “[Diane] asked me what I was most passionate about and I said my cat, because I’m a crazy cat lady!” “Marmite is tricky until you win her over,” Newton continued. But how does that translate to the collection? “I tried to show her sweeter side in the accessories but in the video we have a little moment where she hisses at a guest who tries to pet her, which we thought was funny.” Speaking of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed video showing off the collection, we asked DVF her fondest memory of the cult-classic. “ A few years ago, I had a fashion show in Florence and I took my granddaughter [to see it] and that was quite memorable,” she said. The most memorable thing about working with Ms. Viera-Newton? “She knows what she wants,” DVF told us.
And those two know how to throw a party.