Every Sunday, I trip over The Sunday Times on my way out the door to brunch. Kicking it inside my apartment, I promise myself that I’ll read it later. And I usually do, however briefly.
But the front page headline of the SundayStyles caught my instant attention today. “The Night Belongs to Paris,” by Ben Detrick, documents the current French infiltration on New York’s party scene, which has been made most apparent by the recent opening of Le Baron. As we all know, The New York Times isn’t exactly recognized for detecting the rapid and, oftentimes, subtle changes in nightlife zeitgeist; This Parisian transformation has been a glaring phenomenon since Le Bain first opened in 2010.
Although this conversation is behind schedule, it requires our nonchalant, accented attention: Hedonistic detachment has become the appreciated alternative to bottle-service-and-bandage-dresses. Girls, in groups no larger than three, unconvincingly hide their cigarettes under tables in the most exclusive nightlife spots. Rejecting our pasteurized, post-Giuliani New York, these stylish Francophones have agreed to breathe casual intemperance back into our evenings.
Azzaro, Paris AW2012
Post by Amanda LaMela