The art of parties and beyond

Jeremy Scott, Agyness Deyn

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2007
The Boombox party, with its suggestive name and the many vulgar House of Holland slogan tees floating throughout, heralded the end of Paris Fashion Week with a bang (if you were lucky). Together with hot French record label Kitsune, the London club touched down at Le Paris Paris for one night only, following a similar recreation two weeks ago during Milan Fashion Week. "It's a lot like the London party, but it's just not the same without club kids," lamented Richard Mortimer, Boombox's mastermind, before disclosing he'll soon bring the party—the focal point of London's much-ballyhooed Neu Rave scene—to New York's flaccid nightlife. Among those he'll likely import is Boombox's iconic door "girl" Jeanette, who, on this night in Paris, intimidated the street throng by donning a furry wookie-like cocoon by Stephen Jones for Giles. Inside, it was mostly a British affair: ex-Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker; Giles Deacon; rising-star designers Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane and Peter Jensen; model-of-the-mo Agyness Deyn; stylists Camille Bidault-Waddington, Sarah Richardson and Tamara Cincik; a very mustachioed Nuno Goncalves of The George & Dragon (another Hoxton Square dive, if more drag kitsch than club kid); Gareth Pugh (who, exhausted from a full week of showing his collection chez Rick Owens, confessed to having been "naughty" at Boombox). And there was, of course, the maker of those vulgar tees, Henry Holland, who says he's in talks to bring his rudely rhyming slogans to a host of other products. Tonight, however, none was more appropriate than "Twinks and Jocks are All Welcome at Boombox."



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