She Came, She Saw, She Conquered

Anna Wintour is nothing if not predictable and predictably on time. On Tuesday night, she arrived (looking chic as always in metallic silver trench) at the International Center of Photography on 43rd and 6th at precisely 7 pm, and left about 10 minutes (max) later. The occasion was the party sponsored by Vogue and Perry Ellis International (the invitation read, 7:00- 9:00) to celebrate the Perry Ellis Award Nominees for the 2003 CFDA Awards.

Among the designers who mingled around the guests, photography exhibit, and dress forms clad in some of the highlights from nominees’ fall/winter 2003 collections, were Behnaz Sarapfour, Zac Posen, and the team of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the names behind the label Proenza Schouler. It was the usual crowded, noisy New York party scene, (albeit a very well dressed one), and my one gripe, was that while white wine was offered, there were no hors d’oeuvres served. Oh well, you can’t have everything!

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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