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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Repetto Performance


Cator Sparks party-hops...

Apparently every scruffster in New York City is simply wild about jazz shoes. Who knew? Last night hundreds of them showed up at Earnest Sewn's store on Washington Street to celebrate the opening of Repetto's temporary store-within-a-store.

Since 1947 Repetto has been creating ballet flats for the Opera Garnier in Paris and thin-soled dance shoes sported by the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg. This collection was no different, though it did have a few Busby Berkeley-worthy showgirl heels.

The soiree was hosted by my favorite chic Sikh, Waris, who just flew in from his movie premiere in Venice, as well as Jessica Stam and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, who I never managed to see among the throngs. But I did get a chance to chat with one of Earnest's main men, Carlos, who secured the Repetto gig. The reason behind the partnership? “We feel that Repetto stays true to their heritage and we like to consider ourselves a heritage brand as well. I love that everything is handmade in Paris! It just made sense for them to be here."

What didn't make sense was the bar running dry before the end of the night. Boo.