It’s Hot in the Hamptons, but Cool in Brooklyn


It’s a consolation for the rest of us that skinny people also sweat, even ones who are expensively dressed.

More than 100 elegant guests attended dinner in mid-90-degree heat Saturday, at the Sunset Beach resort on Shelter Island, N.Y. It had been temporarily rebranded the “Chanel J12 Yacht Club” to promote a line of watches, which were the only things at the restaurant given an air-conditioned room: one diamond-spackled version sells for $273,000.

Guests included David Neville, a founder of Rag & Bone, and his wife, Gucci Westman, the cosmetics entrepreneur; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the Proenza Schouler designers; and more “It” girls than an Addams family reunion: Kristine Froseth, Phoebe Tonkin, Soo Joo Park, Camila Morrone, Melissa Barrera, Maude Apatow, Pom Klementieff, Poppy Delevingne and Lauren Santo Domingo. They glistened in the heat like Ursula Andress emerging from the sea in “Dr. No.”

“Thankfully, the dewy skin look is in,” said Rachel Zoe, the stylist, who was wearing a silk resort dress with chunky gold heels and a vintage gold clutch.

How have they managed to stay hip for three decades?

“It takes a lot of hard work,” Mr. Horovitz said, deadpan. “It’s a lot of training, a lot of lessons.”

“You have to go to cool school and get a Ph.D. in cool,” Mr. Diamond added.

The celebration took place at “Beyond the Streets,” a temporary exhibit on graffiti and street art that includes the “Kilroy was here” motto scrawled by American servicemen during World War II, and contemporary figures like André Saraiva and Shepard Fairey. Limited-edition Beastie Boys sneakers, released by Adidas Skateboarding for the occasion, were for sale in the gift shop.

After an oddly genteel reception (waiters served rosé and passed trays of mini coconut-lemon pies), LL Cool J interviewed the rappers for an hour. Rosie Perez, the actress, sat in the front row, while Stretch Armstrong, the D.J., cued tracks from “Paul’s Boutique.” A dramatic thunderstorm raged over the Manhattan skyline.

The album, overflowing with samples, had some tepid reviews and wasn’t a huge commercial success when it was released in 1989. But it has aged well and is now regarded by many critics as a hip-hop masterpiece.

The singers ruefully recalled their label, Capitol Records, withdrawing support from the album in order to put resources behind a more promising rival artist.

“Donny Osmond,” Mr. Horovitz said with a sigh. He added that many of the label’s top executives were replaced shortly afterward.

“Everyone got fired because of us,” Mr. Diamond said.



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