Nocturnal twins Amy Winehouse and Dita Von Teese arrived late. The burlesque dancer said she's working on a new show, described as a funny take on "Swan Lake," and a book called "How to Create Nostalgic Beauty." "I'm going to tell people it's OK to wear green eye shadow."
GREEN SCENE: Although the Hermès folks might not seem like party animals, an around-the-clock bash is planned to mark the opening of its expanded Paris flagship at 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré. At the Hermès show on Saturday, executive vice president Guillaume de Seynes said the party gets under way at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 with dance and musical performances throughout the night, followed by breakfast and shopping in the morning. Backstage, model Angela Lindvall said she's working on an ecologically minded fashion event, called Be Eco Chic. Its soft launch is due to take place during L.A. Fashion Week before moving to Kuala Lumpur in November, followed by New York. "I started educating myself about things going on in the world and was blown away by the facts," she said. "So, I began thinking about how to bring the information to the mainstream. Fashion is about creating trends." Lindvall said the idea of Be Eco Chic — which also has the support of Shalom Harlow, Erin Wasson, IMG and Earth Pledge, among others — is to show that sustainability can be sexy.
BEING COMPOSED: Naomi Campbell just made it to Alexander McQueen's show Friday night, having flown in from Shanghai. "I was there with my father, who composed some music for the Special Olympics," she said.
HATS OFF: Philip Treacy's hats had to be one of the biggest talking points following the Alexander McQueen show on Friday, from the dramatic cloud of fluttering red butterflies, inspired by a comb often worn by Isabella Blow, to the tall swirl hats. But the show's piece de resistance had to be the trembling, fringed silver flower and bird hat, re-worked from a piece that the milliner picked up in a Shanghai market. Treacy dismantled and scrubbed each metal element before rewiring them by hand to a straw base to create a new silhouette. "Isabella always loved the original hat, so it was particularly meaningful to him to include it," said a spokeswoman for Treacy.