Fashion Week Observed
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.
Just in time for Fashion Week, Gilles Mendel Breitman has sold his penthouse duplex at 10 East 68th Street. Better known simply by his first and middle names, Mr. Breitman is the fifth-generation owner of J. Mendel furriers. Founded in 1870 Paris, J. Mendel became mink-makers to the Russian court of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, though the brand Read More
At Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary spring gala on Thursday night, May 28, generous socials Sid and Mercedes Bass, Jerry Speyer and wife Katherine Farley, and Paul and Daisy Soros joined fashion designers Gilles Mendel and Tory Burch, perhaps to send the message that the recently renovated Lincoln Center is now younger, hipper and ready to welcome Fashion Read More
On Thursday, September 4, NBC Universal threw a party on the rooftop of Gramercy Park Hotel in honor of Rachel Zoe‘s new show on Bravo, The Rachel Zoe Project, and invited her dearest fashionable friends for the occasion.
One of the first guests to arrive was designer Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel, who this year Read More