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2012 March 28

Brian Atwood's Wedding Chatter at His Gilt Groupe Handbag Launch

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Michelle Trachtenberg and Brian Atwood Michelle Trachtenberg and Brian Atwood
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(NEW YORK) A motley posse of familiar faces descended upon the Boom Boom Room last night, clamoring for a sneak peak of Brian Atwood's first handbag capsule collection, which will be available exclusively at Gilt Groupe today at noon. The opulent lineup features four styles—an envelope clutch, two minaudieres, and a leopard print pony hair clutch—ranging from $1,050 to $1,850. Mid-party, somewhere between photo ops with Michelle Trachtenberg and well wishes from Adam Glassman, The Daily sat down with Atwood for a corner tête-à-tête about tying the knot. 

What's up?
I hate bags! Just kidding...

Why did you decide to partner with Gilt Groupe?
I have a lot of friends at Gilt, and I know they do a great job and the consistency is always there. I sat down with them in Milan, and they were very excited about doing something different in regards to a full-price designer. At that point, we didn't know what we were going to design, but when I told them I would be launching handbags soon, they were all over it.

How's the wedding planning going?
Jake [Deutsch] and I know we'll get married in New York. There are a couple secret places we're going to check out in a few months.

Do you watch reality wedding shows like Bridezilla?
Oh, never! I started watching Mob Wives, which I'm obsessed with. I just saw the episode with the woman who has the huge breasts. She went spray tanning. It's beyond.

Do you have a wedding planner?
We will. It won't happen until next year. I always suggest Colin Cowie. I don't know any other wedding planners, but I've known Colin forever.

Who will be your best man?
Melissa McCarthy
. I was in her wedding. She didn't have bridesmaids; she had all guys.

What kind of groom will you be?
Who knows!

What's your wedding song of choice?
"You're The One That I Want!" I love Grease! He would kill me if that was our wedding song, but can you imagine if I come out like John Travolta? That's hilarious. This will be the best party ever!

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