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| March 30, 2012 | Parties

THE PARTY Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni, H&M’s Margareta van den Bosch and director Sofia Coppola—who shot a short film on the colorful, patterned collection—all played hostess inside the concrete blocks of Sowden House, an estate designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s eldest son. THE PLAYERS Bryan Ferry and his band, Thomas Mars, Lou Doillon, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto, Jonny Lee Miller, Drew Barrymore, Rosson Crow, Hanneli Mustaparta, Lykke Li THE HIGHLIGHTS The security team parlaient que en fran├žais over two-way radios, which seemed fitting in a setting where Euro models reigned and surprise performer Bryan Ferry (known for putting them on his album covers) tore through “Avalon,” “More Than This” and “Love Is the Drug.” Castiglioni swayed to the beat while guests piled onto low couches spread with vibrant Moroccan patterns or stood to snap Instagram images of Ferry. The entire house had a languid North African feel that mimicked the look of Coppola’s video and the bright, lounge-worthy designs by Castiglioni that were hanging inside the master bedroom’s closet. The house offered lots of R & R for the fashion pack, just back from the New York collections, but each new tune brought them all to their feet. Photos courtesy of H&M



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