The Eight-Day Week
Explore the latest in design and view over-the-top installations while mingling with fashion elites like Tracy Reese and Isabel and Ruben Toledo, and then shop all the glam goods at a silent auction, all benefiting DIFFA—Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Celebu-chef Geoffrey Zakarian is a co-host, so expect yummy food and also specialty cocktails—those fruity Read More
The invitation for El Museo del Barrio’s annual gala, an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit the museum, enticed guests with the promise “Governor Paterson to celebrate his birthday with the Mariachis.”
Indeed, as Cipriani 42nd Street filled with ornate gowns and the buzz of Spanish chitchat on Wednesday, May 20, Governor David Paterson, Read More
Before Diane von Furstenberg announced this year’s CFDA nominees at a cocktail reception at the rooftop gardens at Rockefeller Center on Monday, March 16, she wanted to welcome the designers, editors and publicists back from Paris.
“It’s good to see American designers sticking together,” she said, surveying the room. “We’re going to surf this tsunami!” Read More
A pal of mine and her fiancé recently went to shop for engagement rings at a prominent Fifth Avenue jeweler. After thoughtfully examining her hand, the sales associate told her there was a problem with her fingers. Apparently, she has what is know as “pudgy undercarriages,” and would require a larger-than-average fitting. My pal, who Read More
"We’re floating, we’re just so happy," proclaimed designer Isabel Toledo on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Shang, the restaurant at the new Thompson Lower East Side Hotel, where designers and socialites had gathered to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the invitation-only sample sale website GILT Groupe.
Upon arriving, Ms. Toledo had been besieged Read More
Sep. 17, 2008 The Best-Dressed at
the New Yorkers
for Children Benefit
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the post-work crowd on 42nd Street was treated to a procession of coquettish cocktail dresses and floor-sweeping evening gowns worn by Manhattan’s uptown set as they exited their chauffeured cars–or pedicabs as we saw Read More
"You can imagine, I’m so proud, really proud of my wife. She’s a brave, brave, incredible, talented woman. Very generous, and very sincere about her work, and I love that."
This was Ruben Toledo, ebullient, mustached illustrator and doting husband, at a luncheon Wednesday honoring his wife, fashion designer Isabel Toledo, at the Read More
I have always clung to the belief that “shrimping,” i.e., toe-sucking, though not the most revoltingly incomprehensible sexual aberration known to man, is still pretty gnarly. Feet should be tended and soothed–not slobbered over.
Then, last week, I went to Rescue, and now I find I am more than ready to revise my opinion. Improbably Read More
There’s love for fashion, yes. It’s epidemic. But love in fashion? Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Toledo-Toledo: A Marriage of Art and Fashion , an exhibition that will run until April 25 at the museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology. A book of the same title, designed by Stephen Gan and Visionaire Read More