Transferring the action from Paris to New York, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) and Julia Fox once again created a stir, this time while celebrating Fox’s 32nd birthday. The action started at French restaurant Lucien on Wednesday attended by model Paloma Elesser, writer Jeremy O. Harris, Fox’s podcast c-host Niki Takesh, actor Tommy Dorfman, fashion creative Briana Andalore and model Richie Shazam among others. Following the dinner party, the group celebrated at an unfinished space near the restaurant.
Much of the hubbub over the event was centered on the Hermès Birkin bag that Ye gifted not just Fox but several of her friends. Given it’s impossible to walk into an Hermès store and walk out with any other than your name on a waiting list, observers naturally wondered how Ye was able to purchase multiple Birkin bags with seemingly little notice.
All credit for nabbing multiple authentic brands goes to Michelle “Meech” Lovelace, a Los Angeles-based stylist who has become known for working with music creatives including Coi Leray and Moneybagg Yo. While Meech didn’t name names, in a video published on her Instagram feed the day after Fox’s birthday she noted a client in New York had given her just 24 hours to procure five Birkin bags.
As to how she pulled off the seemingly impossible feat, according to Instagram gossip site Deux Moi, Meech pulled in favors at Hermès stores not just in her home base of Los Angeles, but in multiple states.