Un-Animal House

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Un-Animal House

A bevy of ladies sporting “No Fur!” heart-shaped pins greeted guests at the “Cool vs. Cruel” party last night at the Bowery Hotel. Organized by The Humane Society of the United States, the event drew a solid fashion crowd, among them Agyness Deyn (who was billed as the night’s DJ), Tallulah Harlech (below right,daughter of Lady Amanda Harlech) and downtown auteur-ette Arden Wohl (below, left). Not everyone heeded the anti-fur message to the T, however. Wohl, for one, showed up in leggings, a teal cableknit turtleneck … and, slung across her arm, a tan vintage shearling coat. “That’s okay, if it’s vintage,” a companion quickly reassured her.

Thumbnail image for blog_humane_01.jpg Arden Wohl sans shearling; Tallulah Harlech strikes a pose

Meanwhile, the young Harlech–dressed in a black vintage Ossie Clark dress borrowed from her mom and Prada heels–discussed her acting aspirations. Having recently appeared in a silent film directed by Karl Lagerfeld (granted, the man is practically her uncle), she is now hoping to find a new project. “Point me to any directors!” she quipped as she eyed the room. Deyn (below), who was accompanied by fiance Albert Hammond Jr., was operating on a slightly lower voltage. At one point she took a break from her post at the turntables (it should be noted, most of the music seemed to be coming straight from her ipod) to make a rather pained photo-op on the red carpet. When asked to pose with fashion designer Charlotte Ronson she declined, saying she had to get back to her DJ post.

blog_humane_02.jpg Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr., djaying

Other party attendees included Paul Marlow and Alex Galan (below) from men’s line Loden Dager as well as Project Runway’s first-ever winner Jay McCarroll, who was wearing a Mardi Gras-esque cacophony of necklaces, including a pendant of a scorpion suspended in resin. “I shouldn’t be wearing it because it’s a bug!” he shouted, basking in the flashbulbs’ glow. Midway through the soiree, fashion photog Nigel Barker (best known as a judge on America’s Next Top Model), spokesperson for the Protect Seals campaign for The Humane Society of the
United States, gave a speech about the cruelty of fur. Although most of the guests seemed more tuned in to the open bar, he did elicit some sympathetic nods. “It’s not chic,” sniffed a coiffed guest. It’s just not chic.”

blog_humane_03.jpgLoden Dager designers Paul Marlow and Alex Galan

All photos Donald Bowers/WIREIMAGE.