Review: Miu Miu Party at Haute Couture 2016

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Kate Moss DJs, Veronika holds down the fort. Miu Miu’s Haute Couture 2016 party enchanted everyone

My eyes squint, almost still half asleep, at the screen of my iPhone: Kate Moss in a little black lace dress behind the DJ booth at the Miu Miu party in Paris – I’m looking at it on Instagram. While Veronika is holding down the fort on location, the office broke out in delight when the press mailing from after the event fluttered into our mailbox. According to this, the event was in fact every bit as magnificent as it was described.

The premises at the Hôtel de la Païva on the Champs-Élysées were utilized to their fullest. A top-class guest list including Marc Jacobs, Amber Valletta und Anna Cleveland gazed at large-format projections of the Fall/Winter 2016/17 campaigns and at mannequins wearing colorful creations from the Croisiere Collection. The Miu Miu Club is taking place for the fifth time: after London, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Macau, it was time to bring this exceptional evening program to Paris. The night featured a classical violin concert, sample tastings by world-class chef Margot Henderson, and sought-after DJ-sets by Kate Moss (and my personal favorite stylist, Katie Grand).

Miu Miu celebrated Female Empowerment in the setting of the party – which, by the way, is how the label defines itself. Built in the mid-1800s, the history of the hotel fit in perfectly: Esther Lachmann (nickname: La Paiva) once called it home. The lady, who became famous as a courtesan, held numerous soirees here and placed great worth on an illustrious circle of guests that included personalities from literature, art, and politics. You can still find the yellow onyx bathtub here that she once used to bathe in a lovely mix of champagne, milk, and lime blossoms. If that’s not a luxurious enough omen, then what is? The pictures documenting the party show for themselves that these anecdotes were plenty of inspiration for a successful evening:

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Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.