Minimalist clothing designer Jil Sander’s +J collection for Uniqlo debuted this morning and the line stretched down Broadway from Spring to Prince Street, and stayed that way, with people waiting as much as an hour and a half to get first dibs.
“I obviously can’t afford the real Read More
Tamara Mellon‘s ex-husband Matthew Mellon will debut a new collection with his fiancée, designer Nicole Hanley, under the name Mellon-Hanley at the St. Regis hotel next week. [WWD]
Catherine Zeta-Jones buys duplicates of all her clothes and stocks them at her various homes throughout the world so that they all have identical wardrobes. Read More
Manhattan is as dry as a Dead Sea Scroll. And so are my thighs. Scratch, scratch, scratch. And I’m not the only one. This is that time of year when itchy skin plagues us New Yorkers, rich and poor alike, indiscriminately. Global warming and polar-icecap melting seem to have had no impact on the humidity, Read More
Schott’s Original Miscellany: A Collection of Necessary Trivia, Uncommon Knowledge, and Vital Irrelevance , by Ben Schott. Bloomsbury, 158 pages, $14.95.
The old chestnut about what book you’d want on a desert island is outmoded now, what with most desert islands dedicated to reality programming. However, if you were to find yourself stranded in a Read More
At lunchtime on a recent Monday, the dining room in Nicole Farhi’s new store at 60th Street and Madison Avenue was full. At the table next to me, a middle-aged couple clad in tasteful gray cashmere sweaters were having lunch with their grown daughter, who was in black. They exchanged few words during the meal, Read More
On April 13, Architecture magazine announced the 1999 recipients of the esteemed P/A award, given annually to young or undiscovered American and Canadian architects for design excellence in projects that are in the process of being completed. Michael Gabellini, best known for his interior design of Jil Sander stores and the Grant Selwyn Fine Art Read More
Petite retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky stuck an Hermès dingo boot out of his lady-chauffeured Lincoln Town Car onto far West 14th Street on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon. A few men in white, blood-stained aprons and a couple in errand wear were the only other living beings on the carcass-filled street in the meat-packing district. The Read More