Joe Zee is fashion director at Elle, and apparently one of the nicest guys in the business (even if more people recognize him more from The City or Project Runway than his own All On the Line). So it should be no surprise that he’s lavished with gifts wherever he goes…especially during Fashion Week. Though Gucci might have outdone itself with its present to Mr. Zee when they caught sight of him front-row during their Milan event this week.
Collectors and dealers eager to know whether the art market will roar back after a sleepy August won’t have long to wait. Sept. 13 kicks off Asia Week, a twice-yearly (September and March) blitz of themed auctions, gallery shows and museum exhibitions highlighting contemporary and classic works by Asian artists-everything from Tang Dynasty Read More
There is a wicked new marketing strategy currently sending shock waves through the high-stakes competitive world of luxury fashion. It’s devious, delightful and deliciously dirty.
Here’s the deal: Remember how Snooki, drunk or sober, was never seen without that Coach bag dangling from the crook of her arm? Snooki and her Coach were as synonymous Read More
Call it the Year of the Tortoise: the year that New York women—speedy, combative, bargain-driven shoppers—finally slowed their credit card use to a crawl; and tortoiseshell, named for a lumbering, dwindling beast, bled downward from our sunglasses to color the rest of our wardrobes.
Late last week, the city’s beleaguered retail Read More
In slumping economic times, the good news is that sales are omnipresent, starting weeks, even months, early, and continuing indefinitely. The week before Thanksgiving, nearly all of Fifth Avenue was already on 40 percent markdown—and that’s just what was advertised in the windows (many luxury retailers are quietly marking down entire inventories even more drastically Read More
Recession or not, when Erin Lima makes the trip from Philadelphia to New York City, “shopping is inevitable.”
“Every time you come here you have to,” she said, while browsing the handbag section of Bergdorf Goodman on Saturday with her husband in tow. “You can’t help yourself.”
The Limas and another couple Read More
Last night at Fifth Avenue’s three-story Gucci behemoth, the heels were treacherously high, the paparazzi were out in full force, the fur-lined suede coats were not on sale (but yours for just $5,960)—it felt like 2006!
The crowd was there to celebrate a new line of Gucci products that benefit UNICEF; the singer Rihanna Read More
For Barack Obama‘s acceptance speech in Denver last night, Michelle Obama wore a dress by Thakoon Panichgul. [WWD]
Karl Lagerfeld will help out with two Coco Chanel films currently in the works. He will work with the costumer for Chanel et Stravinsky and supervise the re-creation of costumes for Coco Avant Chanel, Read More
Much has been said about the party Gucci and Madonna will throw on February 6 at the United Nations. But relatively little is known about the fête’s raison d’être—the opening of the fashion brand’s largest store ever, its flagship to end all flagships.
Today, The Daily Transom was given Read More
The massive, earth-shattering February 6 party Gucci is planning to coincide with the opening of their biggest store will be held on the lawn of the United Nations in Turtle Bay. “A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF,” which is what the fete has been named, is to be the first event of its Read More