2012 April 13
Cartier Party Report: Karlie Kloss on Cartier Dreams and Dance Floor Prowess
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(NEW YORK) The seventies were the decade to celebrate—and perhaps attempt to recreate—for the cadre of stylish folks who migrated from Fifth to the far western stretches of Soho last night to fete Cartier, two ways: the "Cartier & Aldo Cipullo, New York City In the 70s" exhibit's debut at their uptown manse, plus the launch of the Juste Un Clou collection, culled from a bracelet designed in 1971 by Cipullo. A peek at the exhibit comprised part une before the party moved south for groovy revamp of Skylight Soho, festooned with disco balls, a sunken dance floor, Leigh Lezark and James Murphy on DJ duty, and a performance by Rita Ora. Did they nail the homage to Cipullo's curved, haute take on hardware? If the giddiness-inducing, iPhone photo-snapping, excitedly whispered-about presence of Jay Z and Beyoncé is any indication (continuing long after the couple's departure), well, oui! The uptown-downtown traversing occasion brought out the likes of Arizona Muse et Jason Wu, Lily Collins, Charlotte Casiraghi, Rachael Taylor, the Cipullo clan en masse, and Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. The social set encompassed Lauren Remington Platt, Zani Gugelmann, Fabiola Beracasa, et al, while a strong showing of mag editrices and publishers included Hal Rubinstein, Susan Plagemann, Kate Davidson Hudson, Ed Menicheschi, Glenda Bailey, and Jay Fielden avec Valerie Salembier. Last but certainly not least: the always-lovely Karlie Kloss. Your Daily chatted up Kloss about girl crushing on Beyoncé, tearing up a dance floor, and (possibly) being her own knight in shining Cartier armor. Check out the Gallery for some prime exhibit-ogling and party-reveling pics. Plus! The bauble (and/or seventies) adoring public can check out the chic exhibit at chez Cartier, gratis, today through May 8.
BY ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV
In light of the Juste Un Clou designs, when's the last time you "nailed it"?
I'm getting ready to go nail it out on the dance floor. Does that count?
Do you have a signature shimmy?
I'm so tall and lanky, I always end up tripping over my own legs.
Who's your favorite dance partner?
Derek [Blasberg] and I have been known to get down. He's the best dancer I know, so I just follow his lead. I often learn new moves from him. I also love a night on the town with the girls.
Which NYC dance floor can we find you flailing around most frequently?
Probably my own living room.
What's your jam of the moment?
I actually love the oldies. All these seventies classics they're playing right now...I secretly wish I lived in the seventies. Walking through the Cartier exhibition made me realize that.
So what seventies song do you gravitate towards in karaoke situations?
It's definitely Carly Simon's "You're So Vain."
Everyone's abuzz about Jay Z and Beyoncé being on the premises. Did you cross paths with the dynamic duo?
Yes, I was just over in the corner with them. They were just really sweet! And Beyoncé is so beautiful. It's not human.
Do you have a Cartier-fueled fantasy?
I think it's the same as every girl's dream moment: when the man of her dreams locks the Love bracelet onto her wrist and forever and ever, they live happily ever after.
Where's your ideal setting for that to happen?
I don't think it matters where it happens! And if it doesn't happen, I'll lock it onto my own arm.
You know what, I take it back. It doesn't have to be a boy giving it to me. I'm going to give it to myself; you can definitely love yourself, it doesn't ever have to come from someone else. I might have to go on a shopping trip after this conversation, actually. Tomorrow morning, I'll be the first one to arrive at the Cartier store.
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