Meghan Markle may have skipped the pop-up shop of her best fashion designer, but a crowd of glittering A-listers were present to celebrate the opening.
The shopping launch of Misha Nonoo in SoHo was flooded with celebrities with princess Eugenie, Wendi Deng, Nicky Hilton, Karlie Kloss, her husband Josh Kushner and Gayle King all mixing during the event on Monday evening.
The 34-year-old New York-based designer is good friends with Markle, who is credited as the matchmaker of Meghan and Prince Harry, and helped design the duchess's new women's clothing line for charity.
But despite their close friendship, Meghan was nowhere to be seen after being seen at the US Open to see how friend Serena Williams lost to Bianca Andreescu on Saturday.
Meghan Markle may have skipped the pop-up shop of her friend Misha Nonoo, but a crowd of glittering A-listers were present to celebrate the opening. The store launch of the designer in SoHo on Monday evening was flooded with celebrities, including Princess Eugenie
CBS host Gayle King was also present, in a close fitting royal blue dress, matching blue glasses and metallic silver pumps. The 64-year-old was assisted by an assistant on the paved street
Newlyweds Karlie Kloss and Josh Kusher, the brother of Jared Kushner, were also at the cocktail hour. Karlie stayed shortly before she went to a Carolina Herrera store later that evening
Model Karlie Kloss looked the same as the designer on her big day, with black leather pants, a fresh white & # 39; Husband & # 39; shirt with button down, combined with strappy black heels
Nonoo, who was born in Bahrain and lived in London, happily posed for photos with guests, seen here cuddling with Wendi Deng
Still, Nonoo was completely smiling when she greeted her guests at the cocktail party and walked around the showroom without inventory, which will run for the next four months.
The radiant designer saw kisses on her fiancée Mikey Hess, 32. The oil heir introduced Nonoo on a romantic trip to Cabo San Lucas for Valentine's Day this year.
Nonoo spoke exclusively with DailyMail.com at the launch of its store currently designing her own wedding dress, which she admitted to being & # 39; stressful & # 39; and & # 39; challenging & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; If you make a couture piece, it is extremely difficult, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I think of my collection as much as pieces that will work for so many women. But when you think of one piece that will be worn by one person for one night, you have endless options for what you can do and I find that quite difficult without any parameters. & # 39;
& # 39; It is still very minimal, but more traditional, & # 39; she teased. & # 39; Hopefully people like it! It's not just about pleasing yourself. When I get dressed every morning, I satisfy myself. I encourage other women to do the same; to look good so that they can continue their daily life. & # 39;
& # 39; But with a wedding dress you naturally hope that you want your future husband to think you look beautiful, but you also want your family and his family to look great too. & # 39;
Meghan was nowhere to be seen after being seen at the US Open to see how friend Serena Williams lost to Bianca Andreescu on Saturday (photo)
The designer saw kisses to her fiancée Mikey Hess, 32. The oil heir introduced Nonoo on a romantic getaway to Cabo San Lucas for Valentine's Day this year
Nicky Hilton visited the store opening before heading to uptown to take part in an event with Real Housewives or Beverly Hills star and relative Kyle Richards
The expectant mother-in-law Susan Hess from King and Nonoo posed together Monday evening
Meghan & # 39; s friendship with Nonoo goes back years, meeting through a mutual friend in Miami and coming close soon. Despite conflicting rumors and reports, Misha is still widely regarded as the royal couple's mystery matchmaker, although she refuses to confirm ongoing speculation
Nonoo, born in Bahrain, liked to pose for photos with guests, saw Wendi Deng cuddle – the ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch, who compared matching outfits with model Karlie Kloss and all smiled with Princess Eugenie.
The Nonoo store has no inventory, meaning that customers must have their items shipped to them after they have tried styles and ordered them in the showroom, according to WWD.
Prices vary in store, ranging from $ 450 for a dress and up to $ 70 for a tank top.
Meanwhile, Markle is thought to be back in London after a short visit to the weekend to see a close friend Serena Williams play in the US Open.
The 38-year-old raced to NYC on a commercial morning flight and then participated in a public yoga class with 60 people, according to reports.
Incredibly, despite a commercial flight and an amazing number of people who are in the same small studio as one of & # 39; the world's most famous women, a photo of Meghan & # 39; s yoga session or during her flight is yet to appear.
Meghan & # 39; s friendship with Nonoo goes back years, meeting through a mutual friend in Miami and coming close soon.
Nonoo spoke exclusively at DailyMail.com at the launch of her store and said she was currently designing her own wedding dress for her wedding to Hess (pictured together), which she admitted it & # 39; stressful & # 39; and & # 39; challenging & # 39; used to be
Kloss and Wendi Deng posed together. Deng is the ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch and is an old friend of Ivanka Trump. She attended the wedding celebration of Karlie and Josh Kushner earlier this year
The pop-up store has no inventory, which means that customers must have their items shipped to them after fitting styles and ordering in the showroom, according to WWD. Pictured: Nicky Hilton left the event
Despite conflicting rumors and reports, Misha is still widely regarded as the royal couple's mysterious matchmaker, although she refuses to confirm continued speculation. Pictured: Wendi Deng leaves the store
A shining star of the event was Nonoo & # 39; s dog Thatcher. The dog spent most of the evening on the windowsill that was petted by guests
Powerful sentences were displayed throughout the store with a bold message: & # 39; What is a girl's favorite position? DIRECTOR & # 39;
Despite conflicting rumors and reports, Misha is still widely regarded as the royal couple's mysterious matchmaker, although she refuses to confirm continued speculation.
The designer was married to Harry & # 39; s close friend Alexander Gilkes until they divorced in 2016, the same year the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met.
Meghan announced her and Nonoo's partnership for the upcoming women's clothing line to support the charity in British Vogue.
In the September issue of British Vogue, which she published by guests, Meghan wrote: "When you walk into a Smart Works room, you encounter racks of clothing and a range of bags and shoes. However, sometimes it can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colors, not always the right style choices or range of sizes.
"To help, I asked Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw and my friends, the designer Mischa Nonoo, if they were willing to design a capsule collection with more classic options for a workwear wardrobe.
"To further the idea, many of the brands have agreed to use the one-to-one model: for each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to charity. This allows us not only to be part of each other's story, it also reminds us that we are in it together. "
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