With its requisite celebrity-studded audience and blaring rock music, the house of Versace unveiled a line of clothing to launch "fashion week" in Manhattan.
The invitation-only crowd of 700 included Woody Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, Sheryl Crow, Elizabeth Hurley, k.d. lang, Whitney Houston, Minnie Driver, Patricia Arquette and Puff Daddy.
They came to Roseland, a midtown dance hall, to size up the Versus line of young sportswear, designed entirely by Donatella Versace, the late designer's sister.
It was the first time since the July 15 shooting death of Gianni Versace that the fashion house showed one of its lines in New York.