What has beloved former Barneys CEO Howard Socol been doing since his retirement from the luxury department store?
“He’s a mensch! He’s just extremely altruistic; he’s been mentoring a lot of designers and helping them with their business model,” Barneys creative director and Observer columnist Simon Doonan told the Transom. Mr. Socol’s mentees include Narcisco Read More
“How many sissies does it take to get a girl ready for a night on the town?” said Iman rhetorically, referring to the bevy of creative types whose joint efforts prepared her for a nocturnal sortie on Wednesday, Oct. 24. As usual, the sissies had all outdone themselves: clad in her purple/fuchsia Lanvin cocktail confection, Read More
They won’t change it-will they?
That’s been a common response of Barneys loyalists to the news that Jones Apparel Group, the middlebrow purveyor of sensible suiting and shoes, has bought their favorite iconic, eccentric luxury-goods emporium.
“It’s just that whole thing, like, ‘Whaaat? How could it be?’” said designer Alice Roi, who remains a loyal Read More