On the night before the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s final challenge—an annual L.A. runway show at the Chateau Marmont—one might think nerves would be running high. Call it the calm before the storm, but at last night’s cocktail party hosted by Instagram, Eva Chen, Vogue Creative Digital Director Sally Singer, and Zendaya, it seemed as if the celebration had already begun.
Finalists joined judges; Fashion Fund vets Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman, Jennifer Meyer Maguire, and Irene Neuwirth; and other guests on the roof of NeueHouse’s just-opened West Coast outpost for drinks and a breezy reprieve from L.A.’s recent heat wave.
Among the revelers, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, who just last week announced their pregnancy, posed for photos—and a few selfies—with model Chanel Iman as a loop of the finalists’ Instagram challenge videos projected onto the wall behind them. “Dope. Just dope,” said cohost Zendaya of the 15-second clips.
As the evening wound down, talk turned toward the upcoming show, where, in just a few hours, the designers will present their best looks one last time for the judges and an A-list front row. Sound stressful? “At this point, we’re just enjoying it,” said Baja East’s John Targon, echoing a common sentiment among the finalists. And the countdown to the November 2 awards ceremony continues.
[By Anne Johnson] [Read More] [From Vogue.com] [Image From Vogue.com]