The Eight-Day Week
“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” stunned the city, broke records and went out with unending lines that spun around the block until late in the night. Now, a few weeks after its close, the Costume Institute has announced the focus of next year’s exhibit: Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.
And that’s all we Read More
Wednesday, August 3
The Ultimate Art Machine
Is the Guggenheim the Shake Shack of museums? Locations, locations, locations! Not content with outposts in the Basque Country and the United Arab Emirates (as well as the now-shuttered Las Vegas outpost, which seems in retrospect a bit of an overreach…to Read More
Arriving at Vogue’s annual Costume Institute gala at the Met (theme: “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”), editor Anna Wintour emerged from a chauffered black SUV wearing a dove-gray gown covered in a Chanel silver-sequined jacket. It was the ultimate boyfriend blazer.
She was accompanied by her daughter, Bee Shaffer, in floor-length, ivory Balenciaga covered Read More
New York Post: It’s happened before: Vanity Fair breaks some news, and the New York Post floods the non-Vanity Fair demographic with all the goods. This morning it’s accused Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff’s secretary sounding off on what the guy was like before he got all lethargic and doughy. That apparently happened when the F.B.I. and Read More
The theme of this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala—i.e., the Oscars of the East—was “the Model as Muse,” and the weedlike mannequins floating up the red carpet in weapons-grade shoes and teensy get-ups appeared only moderately more human than the “superheroes” that inspired last year’s ball.
Molly Sims called her elaborate gold Dolce & Read More
Daily News: It’s hard to write a column about a headline that uses symbols. The top of today’s Daily News properly reads only: “TREK.” But there are five stars above it. So, it’s sort of like “[Five Stars] TREK.” Get it? Generally in the mornings we look closely at both front pages before coffee, then Read More
Who knew socialite Fabiola Beracasa was such a stellar broadcast journalist? In addition to her tireless circuit of charity events, Ms. Beracasa took time out to host a sneak peek at the Met’s “blog.mode: addressing fashion” exhibit, which runs through April 13.
In this clip, Ms. Beracasa has a conversation with Andrew Read More
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s Anna Wintour! “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,” the name of a forthcoming exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, will also be the theme of the museum’s annual Costume Institute gala, where guests are likely to encounter quite the spectacle, reports WWD. Nathan Crowley, who is probably best Read More
On the morning of May 14th, a certain Dr. Henry Kissinger was remembering the time the late, great Patricial Taylor Buckley received a phone call at her house at about 8 a.m.
The hour, close friends like Dr. Kissinger knew, was far too early to be calling Mrs. Buckley from any place but a hospital. Read More
“I think movie parties are more fun,” said Chloë Sevigny, in a sweeping, strapless Kelly green gown by Balenciaga, at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute gala on Monday, May 7. “I don’t know—I think here it’s very like a popularity contest. In the movies, everyone’s just kind of like—we’re all just glad to be working.” Read More