off the record
September’s 916-page Vogue induced in us a medical crisis (two crises, if you count the hernia we sustained while carrying it from the mailbox). After reading contributor Lynn Yaeger’s piece on her prosopagnosia, commonly known as face blindness, we began to fret that we, too, were afflicted. Ms. Yaeger admits that she didn’t even recognize Read More
Last night, at what is widely hyped as the best night in New York fashion, the attendees of the annual gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute did not disappoint. Patterns, we saw a few: a lot of black, a lot of neon, a lot of feathers, and a lot of sheer. And Read More
Fashion Week Observed
Don’t mess with Alexander Wang. This message was more than clear. KCD guarded their most sought-after invite with a check-in process worthy of the North Korean border. Street photography happened 20 yards from entry gates. Photo I.D. required.
Men in kilts marched down the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to begin the Costume Institute Gala’s procession of celebrities. The kilts-like the exhibit the gala was to fete, and the clothes many attendees wore-were intended as tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, though early arrival Anna Wintour, in glittering purple striped Chanel, Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
It came as a surprise to many that the Jets beat the almost perfect Patriots in the first round of the NFL playoffs a few months ago, but the even bigger upset may be that New England’s All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady has, after more than two years of scouting, found a buyer for his stadium-sized condo Read More
Arriving at Vogue’s annual Costume Institute gala at the Met (theme: “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”), editor Anna Wintour emerged from a chauffered black SUV wearing a dove-gray gown covered in a Chanel silver-sequined jacket. It was the ultimate boyfriend blazer.
She was accompanied by her daughter, Bee Shaffer, in floor-length, ivory Balenciaga covered Read More
It’s that time of year again when we get to marvel at the many things worn at Anna Wintour’s party the Costume Institute gala at the Met. This year’s theme, “The American Woman,” was perhaps a little bit easier for sartorially challenged celebrities to understand and therefore please their red carpet audiences.
After all, the Read More
Gisele Bündchen is a very nice looking person with very long legs, but she has not had the best luck with Manhattan real estate. Consider her West 11th triplex, for which she once wanted $10.9 million: Her listing was cut pretty tremendously; then taken off the market; then put back on; and Read More
Gisele, it turns out, doesn’t sell.
Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar each put Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on covers this year, and both promptly had their worst-selling issues off the newsstand in 2009.
The May Vanity Fair, which featured a bare-bodied Gisele standing sideways with a come-hither look, sold only 280,000 single sale 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