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EASY GOING: Clive Owen has been to his fair share of runway shows in Milan, but he is leaving New York just in time to miss the madness at Bryant Park. After a long stretch of press interviews for his latest film, “The International,” Owen made one of his last official stops before heading back to the U.K. at Esquire magazine’s party on Wednesday night to fete the fifth anniversary of fashion director Nick Sullivan. He was joined by editor in chief David Granger, publisher Kevin O’Malley, David Lauren, Thom Browne, André Benjamin and Fonzworth Bentley.

Owen, who wore Giorgio Armani on the cover of the March issue and also to the party, didn’t make life too hard for Sullivan during the shoot. “He’s the most laid-back actor that I’ve worked with,” said Sullivan, who didn’t name names but added that he has worked with more than a few high-maintenance actors. He said there will be a focus on using models for fashion editorial going forward, but only models that are relatable to the average Esquire reader. And while some magazines are emphasizing budget-conscious options, Sullivan said he isn’t necessarily going to take this approach. “It’s more about finding the right pieces.”

— Amy Wicks


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