When we walked into Marchesa on Wednesday night, the first thing we saw was Nina Garcia miming the act of stabbing someone. We feel you, girl, but hang on: Fashion Week is almost over. And if you, dear reader, can think of any reason why Nina might want to kill you, make sure you double-bolt the door tonight when you go to bed.
Miley Cyrus had a big day – she’d almost got crushed by the press at Rachel Zoe, for one thing – but at least she didn’t look like she was thinking about killing anyone. She was one of the first people in the venue, a small and very beautiful room at the main branch of the New York Public Library, and she looked kind of amazing in a pared-down white cocktail dress and leather jacket. Rumor has it that Miley is considering wearing Marchesa when she eventually marries Liam Hemsworth, so perhaps the fact that she was wearing white (and taking in the show with her mother) was a hint. Someone call Us Weekly.
If that was a hint, though, then we’re not sure what to make of the fact that Lake Bell attended the show with her actual fiancé whilst dressed in a very dramatic black cocktail frock, trimmed in jet beading and feathers. We’d warn Mr. Lake Bell to watch his back, but the Mrs. seemed pretty chipper when we overheard her talking about Sundance, where she won the screenwriting award, so we think everyone in her vicinity is safe. Breathe easy.
Also chic in basic black was Jada Pinkett-Smith, sans offspring this time. “Where’s Willow?” one of the photographers called out. “She’s chilling,” Jada explained, as she hurried to her seat. Ah, to be 12 years old and live the sort of life where you pass up a major runway show just because you would rather chill. Equally chill was Harvey Weinstein, there at the show to support wife Georgina Chapman – and also to work the front row of celebrities, naturally. “Can you take Harvey to his seat? No, seriously,” we overheard a PR girl say after Mr. Weinstein dawdled to chat up Miley Cyrus. Don’t they know that, just like Miley herself, Harvey cannot be tamed?