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Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel show got the couture set out of bed early today, but it was double C’s of a different sort who kept them out last night. Colette’s Sarah Andelman and Coach’s Stuart Vevers gathered friends like Caroline de Maigret, Fabien Baron, Aurélie Bidermann, and Camille Bidault Waddington at Verjus for a late dinner. De Maigret was talking up her upcoming book, and Bidermann was buzzing about her new New York store. As for Vevers himself, he said that when August comes he’s headed to Peru to do some hiking in the mountains.

Over in the Seventh, the Italian ambassador Giandomenico Magliano and his wife threw a party for the shoe designer Gianvito Rossi. The cause célèbre was Rossi’s recent collaboration with the German website MyTheresa; celebrity-watching was what kept the crowd occupied, though. Jared Leto, last spotted in Paris at Miu Miu in March, made a cameo appearance.

Earlier at the Gagosian Gallery, the cocktail party thrown by Eugenie Niarchos for her jewelry line, Venyx, drew a steady stream of guests on their way to and from the day’s final shows. One early arrival was Mario Testino, who said, “I’ve been watching Eugenie for a long time. She’s got such innate elegance, and what she sees is so pretty,” So pretty, in fact, that he put in a little word with the designer about recasting a moonstone ring as a pair of cuff links. “I’ve spent so many years looking at jewelry, and I don’t know if it’s age, but when I was getting ready for the Met Gala, I thought I might like something nice of my own,” he said.

—Nicole Phelps and Tina Isaac-Goizé

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