Mark Badgley and James Mischka were forced to flee their New York home after it was hit by a tree, it has been reported.

The design duo was left “shaken up” but unhurt when the wood, uprooted by Hurricane Sandy, crashed down on their historic property in Locust Valley.

New York socialite Cornelia Guest reportedly came to their rescue and put the fashion creatives up in her family home.

“A tree fell on their house, and Cornelia had to go and rescue them and their dogs. They were able to walk out, and headed to Cornelia’s family house, Templeton, a few miles away in Old Westbury, which has no electricity,” a source told New York Post.

Badgley and Mischka are amongst a growing group of fashion power players who have been forced to seek refuge from the devastation the natural disaster has caused in the US.

Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington have set up camp at five star Upper Eastside abode The Mark Hotel and the equally luxe The Carlyle respectively to escape the downtown power blackout.

Meanwhile, Prabal Gurung bumped into contemporary Richard Chai at the Andaz 5th Avenue.

“Neither knew that the other was staying, and when they met in the lobby, guests saw them hug and laugh about the coincidence,” a source said. “Richard is with his 100-pound pooch, and he’s been taking him around the block a few times per day.” – COVER MEDIA