The Eight-Day Week
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Happy Birthday to us! The New York Observer is a quarter of a century old, and publisher Jared Kushner and CEO Joseph Meyer have assembled a bonzo boldfaced lineup of NYC’s most fabulous hosts to fête the glorious occasion. Think NYO founder Arthur Carter, Marchesa designer/knockout Georgina Chapman, art kingpin Larry Gagosian, Carolina Herrera, Katie Holmes (Suri will be in bed—sorry, tabloids), Commissioner Ray Kelly, style icon Lauren Santo Domingo, Matt Lauer
In the second issue of Style.com/Print, the Fairchild fashion site’s semiannual magazine, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld reserved his trademark trash talk for a woman who can’t tweet back: the late house matriarch, Coco Chanel.
Mr. Lagerfeld blamed her late-career decline on her belief, in the 1960s, that jeans and miniskirts were “vulgar.”
“The collections from the mid-’60s to the ’70s were quite ecchh,” he told the magazine. “Then they had 10 years of respect, for what it’s worth, then the rest is … me.”
City records list Marchesa mastermind Georgina Chapman as well as brother Edward-the fashion label’s CEO-on the deed for a recently purchased 99 Jane Street condominium. The two-bedroom sold to the British siblings for $1.7 million through Sotheby’s brokers John Tenore and Glenn Norrgard, neither of whom could be reached for comment.
Ms. Chapman is the Read More
Eva! Georgina! Angelina! Inglorious glamour in the south of France Read More
The downstairs area of Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side, where the lifestyle expert Kathy Freston celebrated the publication of her new wellness book, The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, on Wednesday, May 6, was a collision of important Manhattan men, many of whom were friends of her husband, former Viacom CEO Tom Freston.
While the Read More
As regular people partied in the streets last night, the city’s Hollywood imports gathered at the Public House in Midtown, where producer Harvey Weinstein, GQ editor Jim Nelson, Borghese CEO Georgette Mosbacher, and Glamour editor Cindi Leive hosted a bipartisan election night party. (On the bar was a bowl of Obama/Biden pins alongside a bowl Read More
On Friday, Oct. 3, radio personality Howard Stern finally wed his girlfriend of eight years, Beth Ostrosky. By now we’ve heard all about the dress that Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman designed for the bride, which Ms. Ostrosky bragged about both during Fashion Week and on the Tyra Banks Show last month. Read More
Tonight, radio personality Howard Stern will wed Beth Ostrosky, his girlfriend of eight years, at Le Cirque, which has been rented out in its entirety for a party of 180 guests. Donald and Melania Trump are expected to attend. And Mark Consuelos (Mr. Kelly Ripa) will perform the ceremony, according to Page Read More
At Marchesa’s Wednesday, Sept. 10 presentation at the Chelsea Museum, models stood atop several foot tall white pedestals in voluminous evening gowns that flowed, twisted and turned about their petite bodies as the guests closely examined them like sculptures.
Georgina Chapman, the designer behind Marchesa along with Keren Craig, was fluttering about saying hello to Read More
Target confirmed yesterday that Thakoon Panichgul is set to design its next diffusion line, which will arrive in stores in September and be available through January. [WWD]
Despite causing a stir with her case of fashionably saggy jeans, Katie Holmes will not be designing her own line of clothing according Read More