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ALL FOR GLENDA: Tony and Cherie Blair couldn't join a host of American fashion designers who turned out Tuesday night for a party at the U.K. Consul's residence to celebrate Glenda Bailey's recognition as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. So instead, the Blairs sent a video message congratulating her on the honor. Those physically toasting Bailey's award included Ralph Lauren, David Lauren, Michael Kors (who stopped into the party before heading to the Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z concert at Madison Square Garden), Zac Posen, Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfiger, Matthew Williamson, Martha Stewart, Iman, Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler, Narciso Rodriguez, Francisco Costa and Rachel Zoe. Bailey, who carried a limited edition Chanel bag emblazoned with the British Union Jack, remarked that her longtime partner, Stephen Sumner, believed she deserved the honor for her consumption habits as much as for her work in journalism. "[Steve is] convinced I've won this because I shop for Britain. He thinks OBE stands for 'Owns Bloody Everything.'"
Up the street, meanwhile, Brant Publications owner Peter Brant and wife Stephanie Seymour hosted a party at Mr. Chow for the magazine company's new chiefs Glenn O'Brien, Fabien Baron, Interview editor Christopher Bollen and publisher Alan Katz. Attendees included Marc Jacobs, Terry Richardson, Jeff and Justine Koons, André Balazs, Todd Eberle, Mikael Jansson and Debbie Harry, while Kors and David Lauren popped over from Bailey's gathering.
— Stephanie D. Smith