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A royal mess of a fashion feud at NYC club

Top models Jessica Hart and Natasha Poly, their significant others, and accompanying friends were involved in a full-scale fashion feud that ended in ambulances, bruises and heightened emotions late Saturday evening at a nightclub in the Meatpacking District.

A royal mess of a fashion feud at NYC club

Jessica Hart in calmer moments. (AP Photo)
Jessica Hart in calmer moments. (AP Photo)

Models, brawls and broken jaws. Sounds like a formula for a nursery rhyme, no?

Top models Jessica Hart and Natasha Poly, their significant others, and accompanying friends were involved in a full-scale fashion feud that ended in ambulances, bruises and heightened emotions late Saturday evening at a nightclub in the Meatpacking District.

The account, first published by the New York Daily News and further investigated and published by the NY Post on Wednesday, is- unlike the parties involved- not very pretty.

Poly was seated at the Double Seven's top table with her husband/wealthy businessman Peter Bakker, former club owner Adam Hock, and model friends Anja Rubik and Valentina Zelyaeva, prior to the incident. Although details are unclear as to how the fight broke out, it did lead to handcuffs for Hock, who was charged with four counts of assault.

On the opposing side was Hart, her boyfriend Stavros Niarchos, a Greek shipping-heir, best known as former fiance of Paris Hilton, Monaco Prince Pierre Casiraghi, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (son of former Editor in Chief of French Vogue Carine Restoin Roitfeld), and Diego Marroquin. According to bystanders, after the alleged brawl occured, an inflamed Hart flipped off Poly and yelled, "Your husband’s a loser! F--k you!" Hart continued to yell at Poly, Rubik and Zelyaeva until a promoter stepped in.

Both Hock and Hart have aired their grievances over the incident. Hock claims that he was acting out of self-defense, saying that Niarchos, Casiraghi and crew harassed the three models, helped themselves to $500 bottles of vodka at his table, and subsequently attacked him.

In response, Hart took to her Twitter and said, "Ha! Its going to be so pleasurable when the truth does come out and he's exposed as the freaky liar he is."

Her tweets have since been deleted.

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