Fashion on Ice

Published February 17, 2012

ABOVE: HILARY RHODA, SEAN AVERY AND MAZDACK RASSI. PHOTO COURTESY OF BILLY FARRELL AGENCY.

Last night Interview joined the crowds around the ice rink at the Standard hotel for a good ol’ game of Fashion Week ice hockey.  If your immediate reaction is “Ah hockey and fashion . . . that old chestnut,” don’t fret, we were also a little confused until we remembered NHL enforcer and former Vogue intern Sean Avery.  Although Avery did not play, he sat by the sidelines to support MADE (team name: Money Click) as they bravely took on the One Night Standards. Teams were composed of fashionistas and professional hockey players.

“You don’t want to get hurt out here by accident,” Avery explained, “[but] I was definitely excited about the idea [of the game], I recruited my friend [former Rangers player] Aaron Voros to play.”

This unsual sporting match was the second ice-centered NYFW event after the male model icescapades at the Moncler show on Sunday. The game was perhaps not what hockey fans are used to—players were able to forgo padding and helmets (though a few played with cameras strapped to their heads), and there were no penalty box-worthy on-ice altercations, perhaps because Avery was not playing . . . (kidding, we like you a lot Sean, although sometimes we get confused and mentally refer to enforcers as “agitators.”) There were the usual cheers of “defense, defense, defense,” as well as statements like “get the . . . uh . . . thing!”

PHOTO COURTESY OF BILLY FARRELL AGENCY

Ubiquitous Theophilus London played host for the event, which was organized as part of MADE Fashion Week. “I kinda feel bad because I stay at the Standard sometimes . . . but fuck that,” London said, of his decision to root for the Money Click team. Alas, London’s support proved insufficient and the Standards won the game  12-4. As the Money Click had trouble getting their players back on the ice after London’s half-time performance of “Why Even Try,” we were not entirely surprised by the outcome. “Whatever, at least we’re good looking,” retorted the team via Twitter.