Inside the Anna Dello Russo for H&M party in Paris: 26 photos of the international fashion crowd celebrating zany accessories with champagne, lollipops and Azealia Banks

Anna Dello Russo for H&M Paris Party

Anna Dello Russo for H&M Paris Party

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Most 51-year-olds would not attempt a minidress with side cut-outs, or at least they shouldn’t. But then most 51-year-olds are not Anna Dello Russo, fashion director at large for Vogue Nippon come street style megastar.

Fashion’s best-known dress-up enthusiast arrived at the Paradis Latin nightclub for the party celebrating her upcoming collaborative accessory collection with H&M, which launches on October 4, in fitting style: descending from the ceiling on a throne of giant fake pink roses, Marilyn Monroe style. Her aqua minidress radiated crystal and gold sunbursts, while golden alligators, which were affixed to her ADR for H&M sunglasses, spanned her brows. One of the best performers in the biz, Anna Dello Russo treated the crowd to a performance alongside fellow European editor and style star Giovanna Battaglia, who had accessorized to the nines in Anna Dello Russo’s H&M collection and even a butterfly-adorned golden headpiece.

Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, stylist Rachel Zoe and designers Jeremy Scott and Dean and Dan Caten were among those celebrating along with her, with champagne, lollipops and the tiny powerhouse rapper Azaelia Banks who wore a teal metallic peter pan collared dress with hair dyed to match.

But even much younger ponies, which last night included Leigh Lezark, BryanBoy, Derek Blasberg, Arizona Muse and Karlie Kloss, would have had trouble keeping up with the woman of the hour who, despite a full day of shows and multiple wardrobe changes, was still going strong well-past the witching hour.