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The slap at Zac Posen wasn't the only Fashion Week event to involve law enforcement. On Wednesday night, Cole Haan threw a party at Don Hill's, where the event director of Skylight Group, Eric Wines, was arrested. According to the Post, the charges were for "the illegal running of a social club."
Unfortunately, it's not as Boardwalk Empire as it sounds. A source explains that New York State requires a "day-of catering permit," which ran out for Wines at midnight—meaning that when the cops showed up at 1:30am, the required permit was expired. That's all pretty sensational for such a sensible shoe brand, but perhaps the illegal rager (at Don Hill's, no less) was all a part of Cole Haan's strategy to infiltrate a younger, cooler market.
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