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Salvatore Ferragamo is celebrating 35 years of its iconic Vara shoe, the pump with a signature bow. The party features 21 “iconic girls,” from New York society staples Lauren Santo Domingo (dubbed the next Brooke Astor), designer Minnie Mortimer, Olivia Palermo and director Chiara Clemente to movie stars Camilla Belle and Lake Bell and supermodels Read More
Already have your invitation to the 2013 Costume Institute’s Benefit, but can’t figure out how to turn your epic ballgowns from years prior to fit this year’s theme of “Punk”? No worries, digital luxury retailer Moda Operandi has your back: Starting on May 2nd, the site will be selling 100 one-of-a-kind, punk-inspired clothes and accoutrements from famed fashion houses.
Problem solved! Now you just have to figure out which designer you are pretending brought you to the event.
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Get your masks out, because the social swans are covering their professionally made-up mugs to raise money for Save Venice, benefiting the city that is sinking faster than Lindsay Lohan’s bank account. The theme is very Truman Capote: a black-and-white masquerade ball—perfect for girls to show off those Op Art Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Read More
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Happy Birthday to us! The New York Observer is a quarter of a century old, and publisher Jared Kushner and CEO Joseph Meyer have assembled a bonzo boldfaced lineup of NYC’s most fabulous hosts to fête the glorious occasion. Think NYO founder Arthur Carter, Marchesa designer/knockout Georgina Chapman, art kingpin Larry Gagosian, Carolina Herrera, Katie Holmes (Suri will be in bed—sorry, tabloids), Commissioner Ray Kelly, style icon Lauren Santo Domingo, Matt Lauer
Stooped, toothy and lovely, Bill Cunningham is a rare bird.
Platonically adored by the city’s leading ladies for decades, the flash of Mr. Cunningham’s camera is worth more than any cocktail hour compliment, a thousand-fold. While women have tripped over their trains, desperate to impress him for decades, Mr. Cunningham has remained unaffected, the dogged archivist of New York city’s ceaseless uptown carnival.
Yesterday evening, Mr. Cunningham’s frequent subjects congregated at the Waldorf-Astoria for a night in honor of their beloved photographer, who was receiving the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence.
Julio Mario Santo Domingo owns a private island off the coast of Colombia, where he made his fortune in beer. His grandson of the same name is a D.J. more familiar with Ibiza, and he has settled for a penthouse appropriately close to the meatpacking district.
The wind was picking up when The Observer walked into the private entrance of Le Bernardin yesterday evening. Les Salons Bernardin, the famed New York eatery’s private rooms, was the venue for a cocktail celebration of fashion designers shortlisted for the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.
A variety of fashionistas and fashionistos including “classy” writer Read More
Kate Moss unveiled her last collection for Topshop last night, which arrived at the New York store this morning. [WWD]
Mayor Bloomberg has announced a six-part fashion initiative to strengthen the city’s fashion industry in the wake of the massive growth of online retailers. [The Daily]
A lookbook of the Lanvin Read More
Being a broad has never been tougher. Small wonder that Chas Bono has decided to become a bloke. In this crazy day and age, it’s easier to live with an artificial, inflatable willy than it is to go on living as a woman.
No, seriously. Has it ever been more mind-numbingly confusing/complicated to be a Read More
At the Frick Young Fellows Ball last Thursday, Feb. 25—theme: “Diamond Deco”—the traditional coat check was accompanied by a boot check for Uggs and Wellies, since guests were braving what was quickly becoming 20 inches of snow.
“None of us canceled!” cried one young attendee who had made it safely inside the mansion, to her Read More