Thursday, September 11, 2008

1407 BROADWAY-ICONIC GARMENT CENTER PALACE CELEBRATES



A PACKED PARTY FOR THE LIGHTSTONE GROUP

Words, Images –Judith Ecochard

Smack dab in the middle of NY’s famed Fashion Week, the designer’s haven, 1407 Broadway, gave itself a pat on the back, in honor of 58 years of existence.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 10th, 6:00PM-9:00PM

WHERE: The spacious and elegant marble lobby that’s an entire city block long, crafted by the renowned architect of Ely Kahn of Buchman & Kahn. Polished to perfection, the floors and walls of this garment industry mecca gleamed… and were ‘accessorized’ by columns holding busts of America’s most acclaimed fashion mavens- like Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren etc.

WHO WAS THERE: The Lightstone Group, founded by David Lichtenstein (1988) –and one of America’s largest private owner of real estate-drew a well dressed crowd of men and women, sipping cocktails and bopping to a DJ spinning the classics.

We think the liveliest guests were the vivacious (and stunning-duh) America’s Next Top Model’s Winners Caridee English and Jaslene Gonzales-who stopped by prior to a night on the town.

We spoke with the Gonzales-who was so excited to be strutting the catwalk for one of her favorite labels, Custo Barcelona-the very next night at the Bryant Parks Tents, the hub of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in the Big Apple.

“I’m young and restless,” she noted. Yeah!

Naturally, we asked what she was wearing…Paule Ka…one of our fav French designers…with her makeup/hair styled by her close friend Juan Rivera.