Jeremy Scott’s Illmatic SS12 After-Party Featuring Jay-Z, Misshapes

Only Jeremy Scott could host drag queens and hip-hop heads under one roof and call it a party. Last night’s banger for the designer’s hillbilly-chic SS12 collection was unmissable, featuring a diverse mélange of fashion designers, celebrities, musicians, and – of course – NYC’s finest club kids. The event took place at Catch, a new seafood restaurant and lounge from EMM Group and Chef Hung Huynh that’s set to open in Meatpacking this fall. While actual food wasn’t on the night’s menu, a variety of delectable beats were served up by the Misshapes and impromptu performances by Common, Eric B, Jay-Z, and Mr. Illmatic himself, Nas, who was also celebrating a birthday. It was all a fantastic blur, but I did manage to take a few snaps before the security lockdown.

image You know your fashion party’s a success when kingpins like Nicola Formichetti and Alexander Wang show up. Here they are pre freak-dance session.

image Leigh Lezark of the Misshapes on the decks wearing the “Milk Kills” cropped tee from Scott’s FW11 collection.

image Scott’s fit model Tash wearing a metal studded number from Scott’s ongoing collaboration with Adidas. “I love it – but it’s extremely heavy,” she said. “Airport security was freaked out – they thought I was wearing a bomb!” (Why she chose to wear this to the airport is beyond me.)

image Tash’s awesome, yet-to-be-released Jeremy Scott for Adidas sneaker platforms.

image The crowd before Nas hit the mic. Security was crazy-strict and only let the rapper’s close friends and family near his table. Once the live acts started, the room became so packed that it was pretty much impossible to snap a pic of the performances.

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