For Charles James and his coterie, "Beautiful manners and bad behavior were the essence of chic," wrote Judith Thurman in her New Yorker profile this week. Virtually forgotten outside the fashion world, Mr. James – an egomaniacal genius who influenced fashion history immeasurably – is at last getting his dues. “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” opens May 8th at the newly refurbished Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
And where there's an opening, there's a party. And not just any party, but THE party of the year, and where do they all go after the party of the year? To The Standard of course!
Here's a taste of the insanely talented and beautiful people who dropped by The Top of The Standard.
Sean Penn, Charlize Theron
Sarah Jessica Parker
Naomi Campbell, Riccardo Tisci
Rashida Jones, Emma Stone
Francisco Costa, Anne Hathaway
Laura Mulleavy, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Mulleavy, Shailene Woodley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivier Rousteing
Alexi Ashe, Seth Meyers
Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict
James Marshall, Elettra Wiedemann
Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra
Dita Von Teese, Zac Posen
Bianca Brandolini, Coco Brandolini, Giovanna Battaglia
Dree Hemingway, Phil Winser
Jason Wu, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson
Olivier Theyskens, Jessica Pare, Juan Carlos Obando
Lauren Santo Domingo, Giambattista Valli
Beyoncé & Solange Knowles
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton
Riccardo Tisci, Jake Gyllenhaal
Mary Kate Olsen, Derek Blasberg
All photos courtesy BFA.