As election night neared, New York’s power elite—but also its creative class, its political class, its partying class, lurched to find the center of gravity for election night.
The premonition that New York’s obvious choice, Barack Obama, was likely to win was not the smallest consideration here.
"What I’ve discovered is that if people haven’t voted in four years, their names have been released from the book," said Carla D. Packer, the sixtysomething site coordinator at the polling place at Hayden Hall, the New York University dorm on Washington Square Park. "Sam Shepard was here with Jessica Lange and he apparently just re-registered. Read More
In the moments before Donald Trump barreled through a packed house at Michael Kors’ runway show last week, a thin man stood in the center of the tent, mindlessly patting his starchy coif. It was Austin Scarlett, the delicate wunderkind of Bravo’s Project Runway and a reality-show star to rival Mr. Trump in general hairdo Read More