Frida Giannini and Mark Ronson Fête Their Sneaker Collab in London
"He is my male muse," said Frida Giannini. "From the moment I met him, he inspired me. He is a package of genius, looks, and creativity. I mean, just look at him." The "him" in question would be Mark Ronson, and in a cream suit, polka-dot waistcoat, coordinating polka-dot sneakers, and trademark pompadour, we understood what the Gucci creative director meant.
Giannini and Ronson were joined by a flotilla of stars and fashion types at the legendary London jazz club Ronnie Scott's last night to celebrate the Gucci Ronson sneakers that go on sale today at the brand's pop-up shop in Covent Garden. In the mix were Bryan Ferry, Johnny Borrell, Idris Elba, Pam Hogg, Nick Rhodes, Poppy Delevingne, and co-host Jefferson Hack. Simon LeBon performed with Ronson's band Chauffeur, which just so happens to be named after a relatively unknown early Duran Duran song. After the gig, the front man told Style.com, "Mark is producing our next album. He asked me to sing with him, and how could I refuse?"
LeBon's performance wasn't the evening's only surprise. A gaggle of girls having a quick cig in the loo meant alarm bells went off—literally. As the fireman rushed in, a startled Anouck Lepère asked, "Is this for real or part of the party?" A drag queen who goes by the name Star answered: "Who cares, honey, take it in and enjoy. When's the last time you had a Mr. Feb march right by you?"
— Afsun Qureshi