Haslam spent the evening with a purple Sharpie in hand signing copies of the book.
“I’ve known [Herrera’s husband] Reinaldo really since the Sixties. When he was a young slip of a thing, we both were. Then he met the divine Carolina…And she’s one of the sweetest women that I have ever known,” he said of his hosts.
He paused when asked to give his professional appraisal of the showroom’s new look.
“Triple A, isn’t it? Triple A and triple sec because the cocktails are absolutely…” he laughed, clinking his glass.
The 73-year-old Haslam, whose clients have included Ringo Starr and Mick Jagger, will get in on the rock act later this summer when he releases an album — his first — which features contributions from Bob Geldof, Helena Bonham Carter and Bryan Ferry. He showed off the portrait he commissioned from David Downton for the cover on his iPhone: “Couldn’t resist making it my wallpaper.”
WWD noticed he wasn’t wearing his glasses in the image.
“They’re already fake,” he laughed, taking them off. “Topman. I just think I look intellectual or like Cary Grant. One or the other.”