PARTIES

Naomi Campbell Picks Paddle8 Party Over Beyoncé


“Thank you all for choosing tonight over a humble gathering at Citi Field For Queen B.” That was Alexander Gilkes Tuesday night at a party for Paddle8, his auction site. While most of the fashion establishment logged a busy day of resort appointments that included Public School’s out-of-schedule Spring 2017 runway show and culminated in the long trek to Queens for the first night of Beyoncé’s “Formation” tour, a small contingent shimmied over to the new Soho House in the Lower East Side for a party thrown by Burberry and W to mark Gilkes’ site’s fifth anniversary. Jessica Hart, Lexi Boling, Maria Borges, Peter Brant Jr. were among those who picked Gilkes over Bey – or perhaps, they had tickets for Wednesday night. Naomi Campbell popped in just long enough to make her presence felt then took off. Maybe she’ll stick around longer for the tenth anniversary party.

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Naomi Campbell at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Lexi Boling and Maria Borges at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Peter Brant, Jr., and Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Cleo Wade at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Jessica Hart at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Alexander Gilkes at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Rose Dergan and Will Cotton at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Miroslava Duma at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Margot at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.

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Jessica Joffe at the W magazine and Burberry party celebrating the 5th anniversary of Paddle8. Photo by BFA.