Fashion Week Observed
During our continued observance to bring you everything non-fashion-related to Fashion Week, here is what we overheard on the front row of today’s Honor show at Lincoln Center.
At the New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball, the city gathered to honor–and possibly buy!–the work of academy students, displayed over the academy’s five floors. This wasn’t idle gazing: Naomi Watts was spotted deep in conversation with several young artists. “I bought something downstairs! It will make a lot of sense to my children,” Read More
The Humane Society is not a hypocritical organization — and so the cuisine served at its benefit gala Wednesday night was, fittingly, vegan. (Munching on seitan chops, The Observer barely missed the meat and cream.) The event packed 525 animal lovers, including Topper Mortimer, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Hunt Slonem, Sharon Bush, and co-chairs Amanda Read More
In the essay “If You Sprinkle,” from her new book How Did You Get This Number, Sloane Crosley writes about a project she undertook while studying at Columbia. She visited ladies’ rooms around the city. In a bathroom at a Chinese restaurant, she ran into an old friend; at a bathroom at Henri Bendel’s, a Read More
On Monday, April 12, at the Metropolitan Opera’s opening-night performance of Rossini’s Armida, the Transom decided to sort the famous people who truly enjoy the cries of Renée Fleming from those who come for the fashion spectacle that the event has become ever since Yves Saint Laurent became the official sponsor three years ago.
Seeing 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
At Diane von Furstenberg’s afternoon show on Sunday, Feb. 15, the front-row guests simply would not settle down—but perhaps everyone was simply thrilled they didn’t have to put their sad faces on in sympathy for the economy. “We need this!” said Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn, glancing around the tent at Bryant Park. “We need Read More
Elise Overland‘s presentation on Valentine’s Day was not exactly a presentation in the traditional sense. The models, wearing mini dresses, leather gloves and colorful lambskin blazers, spent time standing on a platform, but also took three walks down a runway throughout the course of the hour and a half "presentation."
Ms. Overland had warned us Read More
Ambitious twenty- and thirty-somethings in New York working in creative fields are living with their parents instead of getting a place of their own, reports Page Six Magazine. The magazine cites the celebrity examples of socialites Fabiola Beracasa, 32, and Charlotte Ronson, 31, who just this year left their respective parents’ lush Read More
"I hope you brought tissues," said Brooke Geahan, whose Accompanied Literary Society hosted a screening of Stephen Daldry‘s The Reader at the Tribeca Grand on Monday, Nov. 24. "It’s a crier!"
Mr. Daldry’s film is an adaptation of German writer Bernhard Schlink‘s bestselling novel starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, and 18-year-old David Kross. The Read More