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Today is the official start of New York Fashion Week (and therefore, the official start of all our high school cafeteria weird feelings, weeks of blurry Instagram runway shots, endless runway recaps and hours of after-party bad decisions), and hundreds of the most stylish people from around the globe are descending upon our fair city to be part of it all. And you can bet your Metrocard a fair number of them will be partying at Indochine.
The restaurant slash hotspot has been on everyone’s radar since it opened in 1984 (yep, that’s thirty two years ago) which is practically unheard of in New York where ‘it’ places open and close seemingly in the same week. After that many years in the same NoHo location, the palm leaf-adorned location has reached truly iconic status. Blame that on the fact that it was (and still is) the favorite watering hole for artists (like, really, really, really major ones), supermodels, designers, actors, The Coveteur (ahem…).
In honor of NYFW, we caught up with co-owner Jean-Marc Houmard to hear about all his favorite memories, the 25th anniversary book they published with Rizzoli (like coffee table books? Pre-order ours here!), and what makes Indochine an industry mainstay.