Fashion Week Observed
As sartorialists make their biannual pilgrimage from New York to London to Milan to Paris, some veteran tent-dwellers still have a pebble stuck in their Louboutins from Lincoln Center.
The glossy editor’s anxiety over being edged out of the front row, it seems, has migrated over to the media riser and down to the pit. What was once the province of professional photogs, to hear them tell it, has been overrun by iPhone and iPad wielding bloggers who wouldn’t know a bounce flash from a zoom lens. And they’re hogging up the press passes for backstage beauty shots!
Shortly after they turned off the stage lights and sopped up the champagne, a handful of disgruntled photographers reached out to The Observer to kvetch. Slights ranged from being turned away from shows, to an errant iPhone interrupting their runway image, to discovering that the insolent photo-bloggers never learned the etiquette about getting your shot and moving on.
Talent and media giant IMG has sold their eight year-old fashion week newspaper The Daily to founder Brandusa Niro, reports Jeff Bercovici.
So, yeah, not the super-hyped Rupert Murdoch tablet newspaper The Daily.
Any confusion would be warranted, according to Niro.
IMG previously had its lawyers investigate whether News Corp. Read More
Child Actress Syndrome
In the season finale of the fourth season of Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf banishes the character of Jenny Humphrey from the island of Manhattan, thus instigating her retreat from the Upper East Side enclave of entitlement that she once found herself on the cusp of breaching. Gossip Girl is a work of art that life Read More
On Wednesday, we wrote about a Real Estate Weekly report about how plans to relocate Fashion Week to the Port Authority were on hold because of issues over whether the bus terminal could accommodate additional traffic.
According to the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Port Authority is one of many possible Read More
Last week it seemed like the prolonged standoff between the Bryant Park Corporation and the company that manages Fashion Week, IMG, might finally be resolved when the Port Authority announced that the biannual event was slated to move to the Manhattan bus terminal in 2010.
Now Fashion Week’s future is once again up in Read More