Friday, September 11, 2009

Fashion's Night Out : The Trannies Reflect

Last night was Fashion's Night Out , Vogue, CFDA and the city of New York's tranny attempt " promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion." While the hordes stuck to 5th Ave and SoHo was the fashion-hipster hub, TTT maintained it on Madison Ave. Starting at Barneys, the night was quite civilized, almost sedate. Thom Browne was sipping prosecco with his short-trousered entourage while we were chatting up our new friend in his FAB Lanvin "best-for-fashion" bowtie. Jonathan Adler threw pottery in the Chelsea Passage while husband and Barneys creative director Simon Doonan socialized. Hopping up to Hermes, the scene was dainty; almost dull. After a glass of champ and a nibble of caviar it was off with our lady friends to Etro where we learned a new thing or two about pocket squares and consumed a bit of sparkling Rosé. Next, we nestled our way into rivaling print god Emilio Pucci's party where we posed for pics and tried not to spill on the fab power-blue carpet. Next stop -- fashion's emperor: TOM FORD. Heavy on the gay-- light on the Champagne, we lounged for a bit in his plush gray lair, contemplated, but decided against a cranberry velvet bow tie (everyone would think it's Lanvin!), and decided to cut our TF non-sighting losses and head down to Dolce, where things were beginning to pick up. Live models in the window are definitely best for fall. Our final stop for the evening was the private Ungaro party. Most crowded by far the and the only party with a camera crew (The Real Housewives of New York was filming), it was, obviously, quite a scene: Lindsay Lohan, Oksana Baiul (I know, right?), Jill and Bobbi Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, the Countess Louann, the rest of the RHONY cast and lots and lots of Moet. After Ungaro we ran into Bette Midler and SJP belting out show tunes on the street corner. THIS, gentle Tranny reader, is why you live in New York . . .

The Tranny Times' Fashion's Night Out Superlatives

Busiest Party

Best Champagne
Tie: Ungaro (Moet)/Hermes (Pol Roger)

Best Steamware and Most Attractive Waitstaff
Tom Ford (duh)

Best Reality-Celeb Turn-out

Best Hors d'oeuvres
Hermes (caviar blintzes!)

Coziest Party/Best Baked Goods

Most Helpful Sales Team

Most Active Cash Registers
Dolce and Gabbana


  1. Christian Louboutin served Piper Heidsieck champagne. My favorite!! Labels match the soles too. Gotta make sure the bubbles match the baubles you know!