Was I ready for the Armani party? Affirmative. After getting manicured and coiffed at the Waldorf Astoria Fashion Week Suite, I couldn't have timed a little pampering better because the event was pretty insane. The star-studded party celebrated the new Fifth Avenue store containing all the Armani brands under one roof. It may sound excessive in dire times, but Armani declared, “One must go on. [This store] is an act of courage and faith towards America, a country that has supported me from the very beginning,” he said. “I think an entrepreneur should demonstrate a certain degree of bravery, even in difficult times, and I certainly wasn’t going to change my plans.”At one point, a star or star editor was in every direction. I got a chance to say hi again to Mad Men beauty January Jones. Looking sirenesque in a beaded LRD, she yelled "Great to see you. It's crazy here!" She was going to attend a couple more fashion shows today and then she was outtie. The best quickie quote of the night, though, was John Mayer. When asked how his Armani suit felt, he gushed, "It feels — a great suit feels like a pair of pajamas. And I could sleep in this thing. Thinking about going fetal right here, in the building.” Lastly, a couple high profilers slipped by me, but I had to mention how decadent in Armani Victoria Beckham looked.
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