Chris Benz Celebrates His Avenue Magazine Cover With Crazy Colored Hair At The James Hotel

First off, how much do we love JIMMY, the hot nightspot at The James Hotel? Answer: a lot. Secondly, we have a similar heart-on for Chris Benz, the It-designer who, along with singer Mickey Sumner (daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler), is featured on Avenue magazine's spring cover. Luckily our two crushes aligned last week at an intimate celebration for the glossy's release, hosted by the cover stars and the newly minted Editor-In-Chief, Peter Davis, at the skyline situated boite. "I am obsessed with Chris' rainbow, Manic Panic locks," says Davis. "His hair is like his clothes: punk meet prep and pop art with loads of bright colors and fun." Indeed, the self-dubbed 'Prince of Color' might as well have put forth a royal decree—the room was as bright at Willy Wonka's factory with everyone from Julia Macklowe to Mary Alice Stephenson bedecked in Skittle-worthy hues. Plus, with guests like Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, Becka Diamond, and Eugenia Gonzalez Ruiz-Olloqui, it made sense that the issue was all about "New York’s 39 most stylish women." Though no one jumped in that gorgeous pool, we're still holding out for summer.

More from New York

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.