Wheels of Change
Brooklyn bikers received a treat to the tune of $40 million dollars!
Joshua Rechnitz, a cyclist and the grandson of New York philanthropists, pledged a $40 million dollar gift to the city to build a field house in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, The New York Times reported.
Fashion Week Observed
With many of New York’s techiest residents at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin this week, the city seems to be finally stepping out of its dark apartment, blinking its eyes and seeing its own shadow for the first time in months. Sure, it may be a function of Daylight Saving Time, which seems as if has given us an extra hour to stare at the sun (always a fun pastime). But it’s more than that. It’s finally spring again.
So what does that mean for us? (Aside from the obvious fact that we’ll finally be able to see the fifth season of Mad Men?) Well, we can finally break out those new summer ensembles. Maybe this season it’ll be Diane von Furstenberg or John Varvatos.
Fashion Week Observed
The last time we were in the Park Avenue Armory was for the Winter Antiques show, where every inch of the massive space was covered in paintings, curios, Edwardian furniture and antique lovers, most of whom were no longer sample sizes. Last night, however, the space was entirely empty, save for two giant screens, each fifty feet tall, and not a single guest exceeded a size six.
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
On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Diane von Furstenberg debuted a collection at Fashion Week that she dubbed, perhaps appropriately, Beginnings. “Dawn has broken,” the program reads. “She is brand new.”
The loaded title, and flowery text that accompanied it, made no direct reference to the tragedy, and for most of the Read More
The Daily Transom
Tatiana von Furstenberg met Francesca Gregorini, her co-director on the new film Tanner Hall, at Brown, but she knew about her long before that. “I was still in boarding school,” said the alumna of England’s Cranborne Chase School and daughter of designer Diane von Furstenberg, “and Interview magazine did a piece on interesting people who went to Brown University.
Hurricane Irene is ruining everything! Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller were all set to host a party for the premiere of Tanner Hall, a new film starring the soon-to-be-Dragon-Tattooed Rooney Mara and written by the designer’s daughter, Tatiana von Furstenberg. There was to be a screening, followed by dinner at Nobu, and a party Read More
Fashion Week 2011
At Tina Brown’s girl-power extravaganza last night, Women in the World 2011, hosted by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Diane Von Furstenberg named her female role model as Rebecca Lolosoli, a woman credited with creating a girls-only village in Kenya.
“I met Rebecca two years ago,” said Ms. Von Furstenburg. “She came to visit me. Read More
Until hours before last night’s lavish amfAR Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, the glam and star-studded Fashion Week kickoff that happens just hours before the models and their gawkers descend upon Lincoln Center, it was unclear whether or not Diane von Furstenberg, the night’s honoree, would make her appearance.
The reason? The Read More
The Gap’s first-ever Chinese ad campaign features the petit, blond Julia Frakes. [Refinery 29]
Diane von Furstenberg left last night’s fundraiser with Michelle Obama at Donna Karan‘s home early to attend another fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal. Russell Simmons left early to go to yoga. [WWD]
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