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Seemingly everyone had a different celebration to attend in the aftermath of shows on Saturday night.
Band of Outsiders kept it casual with a friends-and-family-style dinner at the Meatball Shop’s new West Village location. “We had an event in L.A. with Net-a-porter where we screened ‘Meatballs,’ you know, the Bill Murray movie, and gave everyone meatball subs and we really just wanted to keep the meatball theme alive,” Scott Sternberg explained near a tray of ice cream sandwiches. Friends of the brand were squeezed around the long tables and up close to the bar. The small space was practically heaving with well-wishers. Sternberg’s beaming mother looked on, obviously proud. “Oh, my mom’s sweet,” Sternberg laughed. “Proud parents. That’s what it’s all about, right?” Parental supervision seemed to be a theme on the evening. At Joseph Altuzarra’s innaugural after party at the Chinatown club Red Egg, the designer’s parents set up base camp in a booth near the door.
Way uptown at Upper East Side gallery Salon 94, where Reed Krakoff was hosting a dinner to celebrate his “One Chair” installation, the mood was far less frantic, stuffy even — literally. During a cocktail hour in the space’s well-curated second floor, Krakoff and gallery owner Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn each took it upon themselves to crack a window to let some air in at different points in the evening. The exhibit features 99 variations on a simple gray felt chair that decorated the designer’s first store. As the crowd of stylists, editors and artists made its way to dinner on the first floor, Krakoff and wife Delphine fielded a question about their seating preferences in the office. “I sit in that chair,” Delphine said of the exhibition’s subject. “You have to have nice posture. I’m not sure it’s ergonomic. I think it’s the opposite of ergonomic.”