As the room filled up, the man of the hour seemed eager to deflect the spotlight. "All the attention is on my clothes – not on me, that's how I look at it," Mouret said.
The designer is in town for a whirlwind 48-hour tour of Manhattan. "New York is a lot more intense than London," he said. "Things there are more spread out and go slower." Indeed this party lasted a mere 90 minutes before guests flitted off to their next engagement.