The Eight-Day Week
Heaven knows we’d be horrified if Public Storage seized and auctioned the contents of our storage locker—it’s precisely where we keep our incriminating photos and fat-day jeans! Anthony Haden-Guest, whose personal effects are at risk of being auctioned, is living through this nightmare—and he’s fighting back with a party-cum-variety show to pay his legal fees Read More
The Wee Hours
Last night, author Michael Gross celebrated the re-release of his acclaimed book Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women. Guests included Sharon Bush, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Matthew Settle, Anthony Haden-Guest and Nicole Miller.
The updated version of Model includes a new twelve page afterword called “The Last Word,” according to reports. Read More
“BUT HOW DID HE DIE?” said a young man to the girl standing next to him in an outsize dress.
The couple was looking at a blossoming, red-feathered, evening-wear creation, the first taste of the Met’s hit exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” Read More
A crowd of people was standing around awkwardly in Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea last night. They were there for a site-specific project by William Powhida that a press release promised was the artist’s “most ambitious installation to date.” The details were kept a secret. The gallery was empty save for two roped off couches facing Read More
Consummate party-goer and writer Anthony Haden-Guest stood on the deck of The Standard last night having just seen the premiere of The Shoe, Andre Saraiva’s sex-filled Parisian romp with a slight footwear fetish. He was drinking a glass of red wine. It was, The Observer noted, not his first of the night.
“Let’s go Read More
The Art Scene
Monday night The New York Observer joined forces with luxe residential complex Manhattan House for their Hamptons Preview Party. Guests mingled outside in the exquisite sculpture garden sipping wine and lemonade cocktails. Esteemed documentarian Albert Maysles sipped red wine and chatted with Anthony Haden-Guest, while “The Image Guru” Montgomery Frazier made rounds in a striped gondolier’s shirt Read More
There is a long and honorable tradition of eateries and watering holes where artists can settle their checks with their work. And there is about to be another. Francesca Gavin, art curator for the London-based Soho House brand of private clubs, is heading here to amass a collection for the New York branch, bar tabs Read More
I was sitting with Brooke Alexander in his stand on the second floor at Art 41 Basel when a youngish man approached. The veteran Soho dealer arose and entered, head bent, into a muttered discussion. A FedEx delivery was shortly organized to the Gulf. And a Jenny Holzer would soon be off the wall. Mr. Read More
It’s been a long, cold, economically devastating winter, but at Elaine’s on Tuesday night for Patrick McMullan‘s party celebrating his 20 years with Interview magazine, the crowd was partying as though the events of the past few months were a bad hallucination. Or maybe everyone was hibernating in St. Barths, Tulum, Vermont, upstate New York, Read More
Chelsea Arts Tower.
Around 8 p.m. last night, several partygoers–who had been toasting the Chelsea Arts Tower–tore themselves away from Cheim & Read Gallery, and took in the city view from high above the High Line.
Although Calvin Klein–who recently dropped $4 million on an 18th floor unit–didn’t show up, there Read More