Met Costume Gala
Photos courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit will probably be–in the long run–lost to the annals of time, indistinguishable from last years, or the years before, or any year since Anna Wintour took over, actually. But for us who were there on the sidelines, waving frantically at a very pregnant Kim Kardashian and an actively dismissive Kanye West, screaming for just a moment of Lena Dunham or Kate Beckinsale time while pressed up against the barriers of the press pen like poor animals on the way to the slaughterhouse, listening to the woman next to us ask every female celebrity the same questions–”Did you eat anything today? What did you eat? How long did it take you to get into the dress?”–the irony of the night’s theme was not lost on us.
Fashion Week Observed
New York fashion week has finally come to a close. Amen! For those less-fortunate editors and fashion authorities (or perhaps we are the lucky ones) that have not jetted off to London or Milan, we finally get a moment to recover.
In retrospect, we relished the young talents of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. The Observer will never forget the spectacle and grandeur of Alexander Wang—or the impeccable quality of Simon Spurr’s suiting. With such a busy social schedule and so many shows, it’s hard to remember all the garments we evaluated with a careful eye.
It was only a couple years ago that the Olsen twins were as ubiquitous as Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian combined. But time has either been fair or unfair to Mary-Kate and Ashley (depending on your view of fame vs. the relative hassle of paparazzi stalking), and as of late its their younger sister Elizabeth who has been getting all the attention for her groundbreaking performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene.
“This is a nice room,” Nicolas Pol said.
The Parisian artist was sitting in an empty white storage warehouse, wedged in a corner of the dirty cement floor, wallowing in the bits of clumping plaster.
“Yeah, it’s great,” The Observer responded. Asbestos was scattered about them.
A few rooms over, “Sick Atavus Read More
It looks like the buyer of the Olsen twins’ many-windowed Morton Square lair is none other than Continuum Company CEO Bruce Eichner. Earlier this week The Observer reported the $7.7 million sale of the rambling penthouse, the buyer shielded by the LLC, Two BB.
But now, according to HousingWatch.com, Mr. Read More
Will Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s One Morton Square penthouse finally be a full house?
According to city records, the identical-twin franchise has finally sold the oft-price-zig-zagging West Village apartment—which they never lived in—for $7.7 million, only $300,000 more than they paid for the “twelve room trophy” in 2004. Listed with Prudential Elliman‘s buzzed-about broker Jared Read More
Late last week, in a moment that feels particular to the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a girl in her early 20s with long, seemingly unwashed brown hair, stained denim cutoffs, scuffed boots and a loose white tank top that exposed lacy bra straps rode by on a bicycle and caught the attention of Read More
Being a broad has never been tougher. Small wonder that Chas Bono has decided to become a bloke. In this crazy day and age, it’s easier to live with an artificial, inflatable willy than it is to go on living as a woman.
No, seriously. Has it ever been more mind-numbingly confusing/complicated to be a Read More
It seemed like things were going so well for the Olsens. Mary-Kate’s (lack of) weight was no longer the tabloid staple it had once been, and their fashion enterprises had earned them an improbable level of credibility as designers–in August, a flattering article by Cathy Horyn quoted executives at Bergdorf and Barneys Read More
Outside Alice Tully Hall on the evening of Tuesday, June 16, a large group of models was standing immobilized on a block of stairs. Inside, the Council of Fashion Designers of America were holding their annual awards.
The organizer’s president, designer Diane von Furstenberg, stood near the entrance in a white knee-length dress, snapping Read More