Matthew Williamson Store Opening Party

Tonight – if you are in US or last night if you are in Europe, I attended the unveiling of Matthew Williamson new store located in the trendy Meatpacking district.

The store’s design retains the vintage inspired feel associated with the London Bruton Street store.

When you walked into the store and past the mannequins in the windows, and hanging from the ceiling you come upon a runway-like walk way, which had alcoves on each side housed with accessories such as shoes and handbags. As you made your way to the back of the store the collection was presented on a large circular rail in the middle of the room with clothes also along the back of the wall.

Walking into this room I instantly thought of it being the idea location one of Austin Powers swinging 60s parties, as it oozed that kind of sexy 60s vibe.

Many celebrities were there to support Matthew Williamson including Lindsay Lohan wearing Pre-Fall 2009, Katharine McPhee in Resort 2009, Lily Collins in Spring 2009, Joy Bryant in Resort 2009, Rachel Zoe in Spring 2009, and Heidi Klum, who I missed whilst getting another glass of champagne.

Rachel had a very comical moment when she entered the store. The Spring 2009 gown she was wearing, was the same gown as the mannequin in the store window. She was graceful enough to laugh off incident. I bet she was happy it wasn’t another party goer.

Lindsay was very interesting to watch, she loved posing for pictures, and in real life she is even smaller than you would think. Had there been any canapés, I would have bee tempted to force feed her.

Her sequinned dress from the Spring 2009 collection was stunning, even though she was tiny in it.

All these pictures were taken by me, but I will upload the professional ones once they are added to picture agencies, so you can see the full ensembles.

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15 Responses to Matthew Williamson Store Opening Party

  1. Fashion Critic February 24, 2009 at 17:31 #

    OH shoot.

    I can’t say I am surprised.


  2. robbie February 24, 2009 at 16:27 #

    hey FC did you notice on lindsays coral dress it still had the security tags on it.

    i just saw it in heat magazine.

  3. Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 16:20 #

    Oh, thanks for the reply.

    you em very fashion foward, that’s why. 🙂 congrat on the sucess, and as always I will be faithfully reading.

  4. Fashion Critic February 17, 2009 at 15:23 #

    Sorry, but I really don’t have the time to photograph my clothes.

    I don’t like to feature myself too much on my site, but I will see what I can do within the coming days. I am so busy blogging and running to shows, that photographing my clothes is really way down on my list of things to do.

  5. Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 15:18 #

    sorry for being pest, but did you for get of me 🙁

  6. Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 03:34 #

    So are you pondering the idea as I type?

    Carla aka Annon. 16 February 2009 18:15

  7. Liberian Girl February 16, 2009 at 20:16 #

    FC, Once again, you are my hero. I know your blog is a passion and hard work without getting paid but you are reaping the perks which is priceless! Who can say they attending a party with Matthew Williamson?

  8. Anonymous February 16, 2009 at 19:15 #

    What did you wear FC. YOu should take pictures of what your wearing during fashion week. Not in the clothes since you said your shy, but like on the hanger or just layed out. :]

  9. nisha February 16, 2009 at 17:54 #

    wow you are really lucky to be able to bein the smae room as so many celebraties and attend such great events.lindsay looks amaizng she’s so beautiful.rachel looks nice to but her expressioons are not that great except for when she was lauging.matthew seems like a cool guy and i like the embrodary on his jacket.i love how you described the event so nicely i can imagine it in my mind.thanks for posting

  10. Janie February 16, 2009 at 17:08 #

    Rachel Zoe revolts me , im afraid, (sorry for any fans taking ofense)

  11. Fashion Critic February 16, 2009 at 14:05 #

    Robbie, he is incredibly charismatic. I developed a bit of a crush on him too.

  12. Ling February 16, 2009 at 13:54 #

    Ha! I thought they were mannequins too! Love the pictures of Rachel Zoe.

  13. SydneyCheapChic February 16, 2009 at 10:45 #

    OMG.. for a second I though that the theme was celebrity mannequins and that the first pic was a mannequin maddame tassauds (?) style of Rachel Zoe, Matthew Williamson and Lindsay Lohan.

  14. Lara February 16, 2009 at 09:16 #

    Thank you for the photos! I’m so jealous to you!:)

  15. robbie February 16, 2009 at 08:07 #

    oh my god im so jealous of you, you where in the same room as matthew williamson, i have a mega crush on him.

    i love your pictures of rachel lol.

    but matthew *drools* he is dreamy.

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