The theme of the evening was eye candy, and that’s exactly what Kourtney Kardashian served.
With no bra, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality star highlighted her décolletage in Saint Laurent’s black tuxedo blazer teamed with matching trousers and pointed-toe patent-leather pumps.
The label’s iconic Le Smoking jacket features satin lapels and is fully lined in silk. It’s available for $3,505 on Net-a-porter.com.
It would be no surprise if she completed the sleek look with another classic by Saint Laurent, the luxury brand’s “Paris Skinny” pumps. The footwear incorporates a curvy topline on a 4-inch slender stiletto heel, and it retails for $595 on Nordstrom.com.
Kardashian joined Alice + Olivia’s CEO and creative director, Stacey Bendet, at the event while celebrating the launch of Bendet’s new collection of sunglasses, featuring 16 styles ranging from $250 to $525.
The “Eyewear is Art” party included “eye candy” art installations with oversized sculptures, interactive vignettes and models who presented the eyewear with complementary shoes from the line, including the “Madison Floral” sunnies ($525), featuring Swarovski-crystal embellished petals, with Carla floral heels ($425).
Speaking to Footwear News, Bendet shared that her other favorite canvas is a shoe. “I’m really into using 3D printing to create crazy heels,” the creative director said. “The way technology is evolving you can do so much more—almost sculptural things.” Among some of her most memorable projects, Bendet recalled her first Stace Face shoe. “It became such a phenomenon and it was such a big thing — the eyes and the lips — it’s one of my favorites.”
Guests included Olivia Culpo, Lydia Hearst-Shaw, Michelle Trachtenberg, Freida Pinto and Leona Lewis, who confessed that shoe shopping can sometimes be a challenge because she’s devoted to a vegan lifestyle.
“I’m a vegan and I remember when I got my first pair of Stella McCartney shoes — she’s the first designer shoe I ever bought because I don’t wear leather,” Lewis recalled. “They were a big, huge gold platform and it was so special because there were no options out there — to get that was very special for me.”