Apparently models were in limited supply this season at New York Fashion Week as a fight broke out over a few of them this weekend involving Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld and his friends, Pierre Casiraghi (Prince of Monaco, son of Princess Caroline, grandson of Grace Kelly), Stavros Niarchos, and Diego Marroquin. The incident started at Double Seven, a nightclub in the Meatpacking District. Allegedly, the defendant in the case, Adam Hock, was seated with friends at the club including the owner, Jeffrey Jah and Joel Warren, as well as models Natasha Poly, Valentina Zalyaeva, and Anja Rubik when Vlad and his friends stopped by Hock's table, reportedly insulting the models and helping themselves to the bottle of expensive vodka on the table.
The statements from witnesses about the evening point to Hock as the sole culprit: “The prince walked up to the table, and Adam just slammed him for no reason... [Casiraghi] fell very badly. He flew across the room and landed on a table on the other side... The next thing I saw, all hell broke loose... Stavros jumped in to help Pierre, and then he got slammed in the face... Hock then allegedly punched out Niarchos, and quickly landed blows on downtown hipsters Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Diego Marroquin — as the flustered models frantically tried to break it up... Pierre’s face looked broken, with deep cuts and blood everywhere... He looked like he needed plastic surgery.”
Hock was charged with four counts of third-degree assault for the attacks and released on his own recognizance until his court date on 29 March. Casiraghi was treated for his injuries including a broken jaw at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and released.
Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld photographs courtesy of zip-magazine.com and stylerumor.com.