Fashion Week Observed
“After the movie’s over, she will be here answering your questions,” spluttered entertainment troublemaker Perez Hilton to an “animated” (read: gay) audience at the Crosby Hotel’s theater last Sunday. Shindigger and others had gathered for a sneak peak at Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, featuring the bawdy Broadway legend, back in Manhattan two years after allegedly retiring to sedate Birmingham, Mich., the town of her youth. Read More
Fashion Week Observed
As much as we love Fashion Week, anyone who has ever been to the shows will tell you that it’s not an easy stroll down the tents. Instead, you have to contend with late start times, harried ticket scanners, dying electronics (due to lack of outlets at Lincoln Center/Eyebeam), and a myriad of other FW-related crises. In that spirit, we’re covering this season’s Fashion Week with YOU in mind, sending our intrepid reporters out to cover the important aspects of the shows…well, the ones that have nothing to do with the clothes.
After the jump: Our reviews of Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, Porsche, and Dennis Basso.
Fashion Week 2011
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.
Last Saturday, PETA hauled out their homemade signs and hard-fought idealism to protest Donna Karan, one of the biggest fashion designers to not yet sign the petition pledging to excise all furs from her Fall 2011 collection. In order to drive the argument home, PETA supporters played the sound of screaming rabbits outside Karan’s Read More
On April 5, La Goulue, a cozy French bistro on Madison Avenue, will close its doors after 36 years of catering to the ladies who stop in for lunch between shopping sprees. But Thursday evening the restaurant was packed elbow to elbow as models, designers, and fashion editors filed in for an "intimate" dinner hosted Read More
Gossip, The Transom
Sean Avery‘s internship at Vogue is now the basis of a movie. [HR]
The fund-raiser for Barack Obama starring Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker at Charles Nolan‘s studio is tonight! [WWD]
There are now 152 fashion weeks in the world. Is it even possible Read More
On the afternoon of May 26, The New York Times’ Boldface Names columnist, Joyce Wadler, arrived at Cipriani 42nd Street to cover furrier Dennis Basso’s fall fashion show, toting a leopard-printed umbrella and pen-marked leather bag. In a crowd that included Ivanka Trump, Chloë Sevigny and P. Diddy’s mother, Janice Combs, Ms. Wadler, 56, had Read More
Did Liza really beat the crap out of her maquillaged Svengali? Does Mr. Liza seriously think he can successfully characterize himself as a victim and the emotionally fragile Ms. Minnelli as a dangerous tormentor? Craving insights into this hideous standoff, I went right to the source and called Liza’s gravelly voiced, larger-than-life, über -glamorous furrier, Read More