Flowers for Zoë

Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Fashion Tidbits | Comments Off on Flowers for Zoë

Zoë Kravitz‘s turquoise, crystal, and antique silver jewelry capsule for Swarovski Crystallized has been in the works for nearly two years. So, naturally, its debut was occasion for revelry. “It’s earthy meets glam,” said Kravitz last night before her dinner at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s rooftop garden, where the actress was joined by pals Alexander Wang, Pamela Love, Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Sophie Flicker, and her mother, Lisa Bonet. Questlove, one of Kravitz’s oldest friends, was at the decks. “I’ve known her since she was eight,” said the musician. Apparently, he met Kravitz while sitting next to her at the Grammys back in 2000. “I just kept saying, ‘We’re not gonna win,’ and then she kicked me in the frickin’ shin and was like, ‘Will you shut up!‘” The Roots did win, and he and Kravitz have been chums ever since. So what does he think of her new collection? “I love it. I will wear all of her crystals!” he said. Kravitz gave him a hug and slipped a shimmering ring on his pinky.

Uptown at the MoMA, director Henry Alex Rubin screened his new film Disconnect, which features a cameo from none other than Marc Jacobs. “This was my acting career. Done. Nope. Never again,” Jacobs said. “This isn’t my world. I have enough discomfort in my comfort zone. And this was definitely out of my comfort zone.” The designer doth protest too much. Rubin told, “Marc was so sweet to work with,” and Olivier Theyskens was impressed enough that he admitted he’s open to following in Jacobs’ actorly footsteps. “Marc handled it very well. I’d love to act, actually…you never know!”

Meanwhile, on Mercer Street in Soho, British Airways took over a 15,000-square-foot space to celebrate all things British. A mini retrospective on punk fashion had guests talking about the forthcoming Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Met this spring. “I think British people bring a bit more style to New York,” Tali Lennox said. Bold words at a party in our Soho, not London’s. Her Louis Vuitton checkered dress was a nice throwback to the days of Carnaby Street, but let’s not forget it was designed by Marc Jacobs, an American through and through.

—Katharine K. Zarrella (Kravitz) and Todd Plummer