Rock This Town
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
The information that downtown dude John Varvatos had opened a boutique in uptown East Hampton somehow passed us by, but then we spend more time upstate than on the East End these days—for reasons which should be obvious enough if you've ever been bumper-to-bumper on the Montauk Highway.
In any case, the designer who recently revamped CBGBs celebrated the first anniversary of his Hamptons outpost the other night with an exhibition of photos by the legendary Mick Rock, famous for his iconic shots of the likes of Iggy, Bowie, and Syd Barrett.
Here John (left, in military-inspired tunic) and Mick (in trademark scarf and sunglasses) make a MILF sandwich with Hampton habitué Kelly Killoren Bensimon, who bills herself as a “tastemaker” and “avid equestrienne.” She seems to have the boys' full attention in any case.
- Jared Paul Stern