Updated: Jul 25, 2022
It wouldn't be a Mert and Marcus party without a bit of insanity, would it?
It was a cocktail party that proved chaotic. Then again, it wouldn’t be a Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott fete without a bit of insanity, would it?
Anticipation at the Public Hotel rooftop reached a fever pitch around 11 p.m., when Kim Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner were expected to arrive to Alas and Piggott’s book launch party. Kardashian, in all her wet hair glory, and Jenner, wrapped in fur, sent photographers spiraling, promptly producing a few bodyguards out of thin air to protect their court.
Unless your name was Kendall, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Jordyn Woods or Justine Skye (or Alas or Piggott, for that matter), you weren’t welcomed in. Even the waiter bringing ice practically had to crawl to get through. As Naomi Campbell and a smattering of models shuffled inside, the mood intensified, but when Nicki Minaj arrived, it turned dangerous.