There I was, standing outside the 25th Anniversary Of Calvin Klein Underwear party last night, making phone calls and checking my reflection in the tinted windows of a white Rolls Royce parked at the curb, when the driver popped out, and opened the back door. Kimora Lee Simmons emerged and floated toward the flashbulbs. Crap!
I never saw Hilary Swank or Djimon Hounsou, the "hosts" of the party. Well, they appeared briefly — on two large screens, which were flashing Calvin Klein underwear ads both old and new.
As I was leaving at the end of the night (our photographer Nikola was already long gone) I spotted Adam Brody and turned into an OC fangirl. He was sweet and let my friend take a picture of us together. Seth Cohen rules. Lots of pictures and quips from actor Mario Cantone, photographer Terry Richardson and Heatherette's Richie Rich, after the jump!
The underwear party actually had models wearing underwear! They were on a raised platform in the center of the room, encased in plexiglass and deliberately posed. They were incredibly well built — including the token girl — but I kind of felt bad for them looking down on the crowd from their Mount Olympus prison, watching people laugh and drink champagne. Poor incarcerated models!
Zaldy (left) is a New York legend who worked with Lady Miss Kier from Deee-Lite back in the day. He also used to be a consultant for Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. line but now has a line of his own.
Models, models everywhere! I never felt so short or wide in my life.
Black is the new black.
I decided to talk to Terry Richardson. "May I ask you a question?" I ventured. "Can you email it to me?" he answered. "I just want to know if you're wearing Calvin Klein underwear," I said. "No, Brooks Brothers," he replied. I'm not calling him a liar, but I really feel that he was free-ballin', if you know what I mean.
Everyone loves free champagne.
Smoking seemed to be in fashion.
I spotted Sex And The City star Mario Cantone, who is cute as can be, and thankfully short, since the model-heavy crowd was full of freaking Amazons. "Are you wearing Calvin Klein underwear?" I asked. He showed me his waistband — indeed he was. "You don't have to ask me if they are boxers or briefs," he said. "I only like boxers who get in the ring." He made little jab movements. "I bet you're not allowed to talk about...." I started and he shook his head, knowing the SATC movie was on my mind. Then he made little my-lips-are-sealed-with-a sardine-can-twist-device movements. It was worth it to ask, just to see him do that.
We were hoping for Djimon Hounsou sighting and got this instead.
Heatherette's Richie Rich was not wearing Calvin Klein briefs, "although I usually do," he said. "But today I'm wearing..." he checked. "Puma!"
Richie Rich and George Whipple were not talking about underwear.
Did we mention how tall and gorgeous the crowd was?
Just another glamazon.
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