This is how you throw a red carpet event that is so cool, you need to upgrade to a black carpet:
Start with something BIG to celebrate. In this case, make-up genius François Nars celebrates 15 years of Nars cosmetics. The man that brought us the The Multiple Orgasm (thank you!), just released a limited edition book of 15 celebrity portraits inspired by his famous make-up line and all proceeds go to the stars’ 15 different charities.
Make sure your hostess for the party is one of the world’s wealthiest fashion fanatics, Daphne Guinness, who has the money (and desire) to wear head-to-toe Alexander McQueen, including the infamous “Armadillo” shoes everyone is buzzing about since they were spotted on Lady Gaga in her new “Bad Romance” video.
Have Daphne’s co-host be King of the Cool Kids, Louis Vuitton mega designer Marc Jacobs, and ask that he wear his murse and man-skirt so Daphne doesn’t outshine him on the red carpet.
Invite cool fashion types, like hip designer Erin Fetherston (above, with the blonde bob), who can bring some of the celeb friends they design red carpet dresses for.
Ask your uber-chic statuesque model friends, Amber Valetta (in RM by Roland Mouret dress) and Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks (in Balmain), to mingle with the little people.
Voila! Let the party begin.
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