On a recent Thursday, Larry Newman stood in front of the inconspicuous entrance of a dirty gray building on 47th Street, in the very center of the pushing and shoving and honking of New York’s Diamond District. He looked sleek and pulled together as he stood to the side of the mess of passersby, talking Read More
By RenÃ©e Kaplan 9/25/00 12:00am
It was the sunny opening day of Fashion Week, and the frenzy was already at full pitch in Bryant Park. Away from the tents, a small crowd of fashion people and celebrities sipped sangria and nibbled hors d’oeuvres to the sounds of a Latin lounge band while contemplating a lineup of male models dressed in Read More
By RenÃ©e Kaplan 9/18/00 12:00am
The Bridgestone-Firestone and Ford Motor Company debacle had only been in the headlines a few days when a familiar name emerged: David Boies. The attorney who had rescued Napster Inc. and buried Bill Gates has been approached to play a role in what promises to be the biggest auto consumer case since Ford had to Read More
By RenÃ©e Kaplan 6/19/00 12:00am
Half-quietly, a new conglomerate has been gobbling up-or really, rescuing-some of New York’s hottest small independent fashion designers. Its working name is Pegasus Apparel Group, and in its bid to become New York’s homegrown equivalent of French luxury giant Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, it has already inspired talk of an industry transformation.
But its Read More
By RenÃ©e Kaplan 2/28/00 12:00am
“Hey, guys, what do we want?”
The corporate lawyer, a 31-year-old associate, was addressing her seven friends, who were lying in the sun and sipping drinks on a patio at Casa del Campo, the exclusive Dominican beach resort. “What are women buying?” she asked them. The lawyer was talking to The Observer via cell phone. Read More
By RenÃ©e Kaplan 1/17/00 12:00am
David Jaroslawicz is an aspiring scourge of the Internet. As the lawyer who is leading a new charge against the city’s expanding Net businesses, he has identified a niche, one that is likely to be discovered by other lawyers very soon: Silicon Alley sexual harassment.
Right now, Silicon Alley is particularly vulnerable. Its denizens tend Read More