Last night, a choice crew of Mary Katrantzou friends and supporters gathered at Bergdorf Goodman to toast the designer over an intimate dinner at BG restaurant.
The poppy-and-peony-strewn setting also blossomed with Katrantzou-clad belles, from bright young gallerist Sarah Hoover to starry dermatologist Dr. Lisa Airan, top-drawer nail artiste Madeline Poole (who sported a periwinkle pedicure) and model-cum-actress Drake Burnette.
“You are all here because you are important to me and the brand,” said Katrantzou, raising her glass of rosé champagne in characteristic delight.
The evening’s footnotes worth mentioning included the prevalence of the designer’s go-to footwear guru, Gianvito Rossi, on guests, from Katrantzou herself (in a strappy kitten heel, which she had worn all day for a personal appearance at the department store) to Airan (in a classic pointed pump, which she proclaimed was the “perfect shoe”) and even yours truly, in a runway style in collaboration with Katrantzou.
Other shoe standouts? Click through our gallery to spot the Nicholas Kirkwood, Giulietta and Western-style boots that were on display.