Not your grandma's game
A 20-something man played bridge with three old ladies this past Columbus Day. They played at the Honors Bridge Club on East 58th Street, where the median player age is well north of 70 and the air smells of coffee and heavily applied makeup. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the young man Read More
“Look who it is: it’s Edwina, the Edwina,” Isaac Mizrahi exclaimed to The Observer this past Saturday, as he approached Edwina von Gal, the designer who, Ross Bleckner told us, “did the landscaping at my house in Sagaponack.”
We were at Cindy Sherman’s new East Hampton home at a benefit for the Azuero Earth Project, the Panama-based ecological nonprofit of which Ms. von Gal is president. It was a cozy beginning-of-the-end to the Hamptons summer season. Guests sat on benches under a white tent to eat empanadas and watch performances by Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. Children climbed into pendulous bamboo cocoons, stuffed with pillows, that swayed from the trees.
Isaac Mizrahi must be desperate for more closet space.
The design guru can barely have hung up the curtains in his new West Village pad, but now he’s bought a new one for three times as much. Mr. Mizrahi nabbed a West Village one-bedroom at 59 West 12th Street in March for $1.1 million, Read More
We, somewhat unexpectedly, spent Fashion’s Night Out in the Meatpacking District last night; we’d planned to head over to Soho, but after we saw the parties Diane Von Furstenberg and Catherine Malandrino were throwing, couldn’t tear ourselves away.
Ms. Von Furstenberg spent the evening flitting back and forth between her Washington Street boutique and fittings Read More
Isaac Mizrahi, the fierce couture hound-cum-TV personality who put Target on the fashionista road map, recently purchased a $1.1 million apartment at 59 West 12th Street in the West Village, according to city records.
The quaint one-bedroom in the 1931 Emery Roth & Sons-designed building has a cozy and convenient layout: the walk-in closet is significantly larger than Read More
At this afternoon’s Isaac Mizrahi show at the New York Public Library, the Daily Transom’s seat several rows behind Anna Wintour allowed us to observe a now-familiar pattern: Ms. Wintour arrived within minutes of the designated start time—as she always does, despite the fact that the show would’ve held for her indefinitely—and made her way Read More
The year 2008 began with an extravagant bang and ended with a painful, economic catastrophe-induced whimper. Here, we relive some of the highlights.
We started the year worrying that pom-pomed moccasin boots were here to stay. Thankfully, we now know they were not.
Meatpacking district original Florent Morellet failed to understand the Read More
We’ve already heard about rich people trying to hang onto their private jets in the face of global economic collapse. And we’ve heard how the chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, Richard Fuld Jr., is selling off his private art collection. Even the $50,000 tables at New York’s fanciest benefits Read More
Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin will launch her own brand of jeans and attend New York fashion week with Maria Sharapova. [WWD]
Target will open four pop-up stores in New York this week–in Midtown, Union Square, SoHo and the East Village–where shoppers will be able to buy designs by Sigerson Morrison, Read More
Residents of the Hamptons will be doing their part to raise money (and the average contribution figure) for Barack Obama’s Victory Fund at an August 17 fund-raiser with special guest Caroline Kennedy, according to an invite sent in by a reader. (Obama will not be in attendance.) The hosts of the event are Ross Bleckner Read More