“What does tonight mean to me? Terror! A lot of fear!” said David Benioff, the screenwriter of Troy, on the red carpet of the film’s premiere. “But I had a couple of drinks before I got here, so I’m feeling a little bit better.” On May 10, he joined the film’s stars, Brad Pitt, Eric Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 5/03/04 12:00am
“I didn’t want to be a marquise, you know?” said Diane Von Furstenberg, with a conspiratorial narrowing of her dusky brown eyes. It was Monday, April 26, an hour into the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, and the designer had paused in the airy cool of the Wrightsman Galleries-being there after-hours felt very naughty and Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 5/03/04 12:00am
and Rita Nakouzi
Met: Sept. 28, 2000 Engaged: Sept. 18, 2003 Projected Wedding Date: May
the 33-year-old host of MTV2′s Spoke ‘N’
Heard and a writer for Rolling Stone
who prefers to keep his last name private, is marrying Rita Nakouzi, 28, a
fashion consultant at Promostyl, at a Read More
Not everyone stuffed into MTV Networks chairman Tom Freston’s East 66th Street townhouse on April 12 wanted to say how they’d made a fool of themselves recently-even though the party was for Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America, Arianna Huffington’s 10th book.
Her publisher at Miramax Books, Harvey Weinstein, declined to Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 4/19/04 12:00am
Sitting in his white minimalist corner office in his company’s 30th floor headquarters on East 57th Street, Eric Villency, the president of Maurice Villency, a home-furnishings business started by his grandfather, looked like a man who had recently had a manicure. Mr. Villency, a former Abercrombie and Fitch model, was wearing a blue-striped dress shirt, Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 4/12/04 12:00am
From Le Bernardin to Le Cirque, Morrells to Masa, the city’s chefs, restaurant owners and the many, many others who consider themselves food-world insiders are getting antsy. In the three months since New York Times restaurant critic William (Biff) Grimes left the position, the paper’s Dining Section and its interim critics, Amanda Hesser and Marian Read More
If you’ve endured a few rounds of the Teflon niceties that count for cocktail-party conversation these days, you might suspect that New York is moving toward a more sensual social culture where, increasingly, words don’t matter. If you had attended the party that Dior Homme’s chief creative director, Hedi (sounds like “Eddie”) Slimane, threw in Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 3/15/04 12:00am
On a recent Friday afternoon, Manhattan society hostess and art collector Beth de Woody was sitting in Terminal 6 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, awaiting her JetBlue flight to Palm Beach, when she ran into Caroline Hirsch, owner of Caroline’s Comedy Club, and her boyfriend, attorney Andrew Fox. “We were all hanging out in Read More
By Alexandra Wolfe 2/23/04 12:00am
One week ago, Alexandra Polier was just another anonymous 27-year-old New York transplant with a master’s degree in journalism, some Associated Press clips and a network of ambitious friends. But on Feb. 17, when the Daily News and God knows how many other newspapers, television newscasts and Web sites plastered her black-and-white picture, with its Read More
“Oh my God, this is so much worse than I pictured!” said real-estate guru Barbara Corcoran, speaking from the stage of Caroline’s comedy club on Feb. 3.
Well, she got that much right.
Looking pert in an orange turtleneck and suede pants, Ms. Corcoran was supposed to be headlining an evening of business-themed comedy Read More