Fashion Week Observed
The Heart Truth charity turned ten this week and celebrated with an extra-special runway event at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The organization seeks to bring awareness to the leading cause of fatalities for women in America: heart diseases. Every year, giddy hoi polloi come together to cheer socialites, singers, TV personalities, supermodels, and the occasional B-rate movie star, as they glide down the runway in red couture. Hundreds attended, from Philip Bloch and J. Alexander, to country crooner Jennifer Nettles and Dynasty matriarch Linda Evans (who sashayed in David Meister and Tadashi Shoji, respectively, for the show).
But oh what a treat was The Observer in for this year!
White Russians were flowing by the pre-made bottle at last night’s Lebowski Fest at the Hammerstein Ballroom on 34th Street.
“I’m not sure why we are even offering a full bar,” the bartender told The Observer. As we took our creamy libations from her, an unshaven man donning a bathrobe, jellies and sunglasses pushed by Read More
A mixed bag of celebrities gathered at the Hammerstein Ballroom last night to roast arguably New York’s most famous developer, marketing machine and presidential candidate, Donald Trump. The Situation, Lisa Lampanelli, Seth Greene, Marlee Matlin, Larry King—it was like a casting call for the next season of The Apprentice.
Observer man Dan D’Addario was on-hand, Read More
Barack Obama will be back in New York this month for some late second-quarter fund-raising. On June 22, he'll be attending a low-dollar event at the Hammerstein Ballroom, with tickets starting at $100 and reaching up to $500 for a private reception before the fund-raiser.
The event is being organized by Arthur Leopold, Read More
Boosters of Tom Suozzi’s suddenly-certain bid for Governor note that he has nearly $4 million in his campaign account, which is more than many outside Nassau County had realized.
But Eliot Spitzer, meanwhile, continues in his incumbent-like ability to raise money on a different scale. For his December 7 gala at the Sheraton (with Read More
The fest and the furious: If we’ve learned one thing, it’s that March is just one big, sopping-wet film festival , with cinéastes lurching around in black overcoats and spooking the civilians …. Midtown, at the Scandinavia House , a series of recent Danish movies ( uh-oh ) begins with Bænken (The Read More
Have you ever wondered why New York is always teeming with Oscar parties, but you never hear anything about Grammy parties? We’ll tell you why: Rock stars can’t dress! Their idea of a snappy outfit is a shredded T-shirt over some tights, and maybe some kind of big shearling coat. Also: The Read More