Images courtesy of Rizzoli
As guests walked into the 58th Street entrance of Bergdorf Goodman last night for the celebration of Indochine’s new book, Indochine: Stories, Shaken and Stirred, they were greeted by a model in the window who was flipping through the book’s pages that document 25 years of parties and events.
Upstairs Veronica Webb hosted the restaurant’s anniversary with Linda Fargo, Richard Johnson of the New York Post, and Narciso Rodriguez. The supermodel recounted her memories of Indochine—including the first time she ever went, along with none other than Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell. Hers wasn’t the only story of the evening, as guests seemed to be in pure nostalgia, discussing favorite memories…and those forgotten.
Flipping through the pages of the book is a rich history of fashion evenings out. Shalom Harlow, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, Naomi, Veronica, and Kate Moss are featured prominently in pictures, while Claudia Schiffer’s signed chopsticks are front and center in a spread and Cindy Crawford gives quote after quote about the legendary space.
“This could only happen in New York.”
“Stephen Knoll threw this big bash for me at Indochine in early ’05. It was a total blowout, a ‘this could only happen in New York’ kind of party. It had the beautiful people plus the eccentrics, the trannies, the Dirty Martini girl wearing the pasties. It didn’t let you down.”
“When I lived in New York, in the Police Building, I’d go to Indochine on Sunday nights for takeout. It felt like the neighborhood place.”