Barbara Walters has had a tough week: her letter of support to Columbia on behalf of a young female aide to Syrian despot Bashar el-Assad after interviewing him for ABC has been all over the dailies. You wouldn’t know it, though, from watching her daily appearances on her daily chat show, The View. Last Read More
Fashion Week Observed
Rejoice all ye house hunters looking in the $50 million and above range!
For a while, it seemed that all hope was lost, what with the disappearance of the Courtney Sale Ross mammoth at 740 Park, the Teddy Forstmann whopper at 2 East 70th Street and the $77.5 million Ritz-Carlton throne. But praise be, there’s a new $50 million co-op apartment on the market.
The owners of a floor-through apartment at the hoity-toity 944 Fifth Avenue (the staff members actually wear white gloves, reports The New York Times, who first wrote about the listing), have listed their six-bedroom apartment. The apartment is located on a high floor above the tree line. The listing doesn’t actually mention which high floor—how discreet!—but a little sleuthing reveals that the apartment is almost certainly on the eleventh floor.
Sunday afternoon at the Tents is always a scene. The climax is when legendary designer/aristocrat, Diane von Fürstenberg takes the stage. CFDA President-regnant; she is fashion royalty and attracts a fitting crowd:
Olivier Zahm from Purple magazine carried on with Terry Richardson…
“Could we get a word with you, Mr. Richardson?” we asked.
“No!” was Read More
Star Jones, former co-host of The View, is set to appear on her former show February 22 in order to promote heart health–and to publicly reconvene with the women who fired and replaced her. Among them is Barbara Walters, whom The Observer reported Ms. Jones ran into at a luncheon for Read More
Perils and Possibilities
This weekend, philanthropic-minded shoppers descended upon Watermill for the fourteenth annual Super Saturday. Guests including Judith Giuliani, Barbara Walters, Kelly Rutherford, Devorah Rose and Di Petroff turned out for the event which benefits the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The designer garage sale was co-hosted by Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, Emma Roberts and Ariel Foxman, who Read More
Chelsea Clinton arrived at the 44th floor of Hearst Tower Tuesday night (“with amaaaaze makeup and an impeccable blowout,” one fan tweeted from the publisher’s headquarters) and soon began whispering with Randi Zuckerberg in the corner. The Observer, taking notes on the surrounding scene (high heels, designer dresses, crispy cheesesticks), lurked nearby, waiting Read More
Number-one openings aside, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé–two of the three women that pop critic Sasha Frere-Jones said dominate 2011 pop, with Adele–might have had higher hopes for their new releases. Lady Gaga’s most recent two singles haven’t hit the heights of her “Born This Way,” and Beyoncé is widely acknowledged to Read More
“My second favorite film of all time is Shawshank Redemption,” raved Star Jones, wearing a striped hat and cream dress to Monday’s Mandela Day luncheon at the Pool Room at the Four Seasons, “but I want you to know that I watched The Sum of All Fears for the 14th time last night.” Which is Read More
The Lunch CROWD
Early Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel was filled with a crowd clad in Chanel summer tweed and Louboutin kitten heels. The Ladies Who Lunch crowd had turned out, in fine form, for the Women’s Forum of New York’s Elly Awards Luncheon. The women being honored — Evelyn Lauder, Senior Vice President Read More
This week everyone was celebrating the arrival of spring at the Grill. Henry Kissinger and Michael Korda were seen noshing together. Michael Ovitz came in with a man wearing very fancy shoes (I always notice these things), and Georgette Mosbacher was here with a good-looking woman … muy caliente, as they say in Spain! Arne Read More