Volume 78 - Number 44 / April 8 - 14, 2009
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Villager photos by J.B. Nicholas

Opening fanfare hits new heights at Soho’s Topshop

The grand opening of the Topshop/Topman North American flagship store in Soho at Broadway and Broome St. last week was an A-list gala affair that brought mobs of excited shoppers to the trendy English clothing retailer. This page, clockwise from above, the line waiting to get into Topshop Thursday morning stretched around the block and all the way down Crosby St.; at a V.I.P. preview at the store the evening before, Mary-Kate Olsen hid her face from paparazzi; confetti blanketed the sidewalk on opening day. Below, clockwise from top: Jennifer Hudson arriving at a pre-opening party at Balthazar; Sir Philip Green, Topshop’s owner, and supermodel Kate Moss at the opening event; Moss (in sunglasses) and companions, leaving Topshop, tell their driver to step on it as they fear they’ll be mobbed by paparazzi; Moss.

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