“We lost Meryl Streep,” a PR girl told The Observer when we arrived to the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera on Monday, Sept. 21, for a staging of Tosca, which Ms. Streep was expected to attend, but, alas, did not.
Perhaps it had something to do with how the opera has evolved Read More
A fashion show at the St. Regis Hotel might have seemed like a comfortable respite from Friday’s rain, but the Jason Wu show was not without peril.
The runway, a mirrored walkway snaking through five rooms, took out at least one audience member. After a dramatic fall, she had to be helped to her front-row Read More
“This is an evening I like to call Saks and the City!” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was on hand to honor Saks CEO Steve Sadove during a fund-raising gala for the Fashion Institute of Technology at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, March 19. “I had to work at that,” Hizzoner then added, sheepishly.
Mr. Sadove, a Saks exec Read More
At Diane von Furstenberg’s afternoon show on Sunday, Feb. 15, the front-row guests simply would not settle down—but perhaps everyone was simply thrilled they didn’t have to put their sad faces on in sympathy for the economy. “We need this!” said Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn, glancing around the tent at Bryant Park. “We need Read More
A press conference this afternoon with CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg, IMG Fashion senior vice president Fern Mallis, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be moving from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park beginning in September 2010. [FWD]
After being thrown into the public spotlight, Jason Wu has Read More
In September, Elle magazine sent market director Joann Pailey and market editor Jade Frampton to Jason Wu’s spring 2009 show. This season, seven additional staffers will be attending from the magazine: editor in chief Robbie Myers, creative director Joe Zee, style director Kate Lanphear, and editors Whitney Vargas, Kate Davidson Hudson, Alexa Brazilian and Malina Read More
Seated at a round table in the Rainbow Room this afternoon, fashion designer Phillip Lim could not believe who was sitting directly across from him at the luncheon for the Fashion Group International’s Rising Stars awards.
"I am such a big a fan," he blurted out in the direction of Miami-based interior designer Barbara Read More
The person most surprised that Michelle Obama wore a gown by Jason Wu to the 10 inaugural balls was perhaps Mr. Wu himself. [WWD]
Mr. Wu’s website reportedly received a record four million hits after the media frenzy surrounding Mrs. Obama’s gown. [FWD]
Meanwhile, IMG would like to get Read More
After months of speculation that she would wear an inaugural gown by Chicago designer and friend Maria Pinto, Michelle Obama surprised everyone—including the designer himself—by choosing the relatively unknown New Yorker Jason Wu instead.
The gown was ivory and one-shouldered, and festooned with what appeared to be feathers, but were actually "crystal-beaded embroidery and rosette Read More