Aziz Ansari was an unlikely celebrity at this past February’s Fall 2011 Fashion Week. The comedian of Parks and Recreation fame was seen everywhere from hot-ticket front rows to the GQ men’s fashion fete, where he was seen shmoozing with editor Jim Nelson. Onlookers might wonder if Ansari’s priming himself as the next Amar’e Stoudemire Read More
On Monday evening to celebrate an at long last sunny afternoon, New Yorkers gathered at MoMA for the premiere of Robert Redford’s historical courtroom drama, The Conspirator, starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright Penn. Freshly shaven legs and flirty skirts prevailed as guests glided down the escalators towards the subterranean theater. All the stars in Read More
On Monday afternoon, across the street from Serafina on East 61st Street, a coffin sat on a black metal platform-the latest attention-grabbing prop adopted by union members now that Scabbie the inflatable rat has become more a beloved urban mascot than a shocking symbol of corporate malfeasance.
The mostly plastic casket was black with faux Read More
Three pairs of stockings were fluttering above a stainless-steel fan in the basement backstage of the Palace Theater, currently home to Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. In a moment of calm before the pre-curtain storm, Brian Bustos, the production’s associate costume designer, was explaining the origins of the fire-orange rubber lizard costumes, reminiscent Read More
“I think if you’re in the theater, of course, the idea of coming to Broadway is exciting, the same way that if you’re a baseball player, you want to play in Yankee stadium,” said the playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.
It was a little after noon on March 10, and Mr. Guirgis was sitting on the Read More
Outside the Frick Collection’s Young Fellows Ball last Thursday, torrential rain added to the hothouse feeling of the evening’s theme, Chinosierie. In the covered garden courtyard, tuxedo-clad waiters ferried flutes of Veuve Cliquot and tumblers of the evening’s signature vodka cocktail, The Ginger Dragon. Fittingly, DJ Anton spun his tunes in the Music Read More
A signed photo of Regis Philbin in his pre-retirement years of taut jowls and salt and pepper hair greets guests near the entrance to Rao’s on East 114th Street. Next to him the top half of a dutch door is open, drawing the eye into the steaming kitchen of the legendary Italian eatery, a Read More
On the final night of Fashion Week, New York’s sartorial royalty skipped the final few Fall 2011 shows in order to get a peek at Set in Style, the new Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt.
Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo, in frothy Vera Wang, lamented having to miss the two shows for the Read More
The Momofuku Milk Bar Lemon Tree Hugger cookie was one shade blonder than Anna Wintour’s convex bob. A gradient difference that was exaggerated when Ms. Wintour lifted a torn off edge of the cookie to her bob-parallel lips. The individually wrapped cookies delineated each assigned seat at the Band of Outsiders runway show on Saturday Read More
In the lobby of the poppy red Palazzo Chupi, the art dealer Vito Schnabel, who was just arriving home, greeted his father, the artist Julian Schnabel, who was just leaving.
“Where are you going?” the son asked.
Wind rushed inside as the large wooden doors swung shut behind the younger Mr. Schnabel.
“To the boys’ Read More