Whether it was the pre-fashion-week buzz in the air, the performance from a buzzed-about singer or the thunder rolling outside, the Top of The Standard was a hotbed of stylish activity on Wednesday night. Maybe it was just the fact that The Standard has reverted to calling the space by its original onomatopoeia-worthy name, The Boom Boom Room.
The scene, which included Elettra Wiedemann, Alexander Skarsgård and Lindsey Wixson, was certainly booming.
The packed crowd converged around midnight when Swedish singer Lykke Li played a short set as part of the Fendi O music series. “I love performing in strange spaces,” Li said on her way into the room. “You never know what to expect. So you just got to go with your gut feeling.” (She made good on the promise during the set when she used a Champagne flute held aloft by a fan as a percussive instrument.) And would she be making any concessions to the fashion-week set? “Fashion smashion,” she said with a grin, “I don’t care.”