“How many events do you have?” New York curator and art consultant Tim Goossens asked Shindigger, as he surveyed our Miami-bound LaGuardia boarding area.
“Hundreds,” Shindigger grunted.
“It’s all a parade,” one veteran gallerist on our flight bemoaned. “The worst are the well-dressed, moneyed types that are desperate for attention from God knows whom. They hide all day until the booze, sex and dance music grab their asses from these clandestine pool bars for another round of tomfoolery. They don’t even look at art!”
the hunger games
“God, have you ever walked into a meeting and thought, This is not going to go well?” Code and Theory founder and creative director Brandon Ralph moaned. “That’s what it was like when we went to pitch to The Daily Beast.”
Sitting with him in his 5th floor SoHo offices, it was easy to imagine what the handsome and lanky 33-year-old was talking about. The Observer had come in to meet with the man who had been hand-picked by Tina Brown, Anna Wintour, Peter Brant, and Jason Binn to create their online platforms. With long, dark, wavy hair; leather bracelets; and a penchant for John Varvatos; Mr. Ralph looked more the part of a hip New York restaurateur.
The Observer recently nabbed a few minutes with one of the stars of The Hunger Games–no, not Jennifer Lawrence! Lenny Kravitz, who plays Ms. Lawrence’s stylist, told The Observer that he’d been cast on the basis of a similarly nurturing role in the 2009 film Precious. “People are seeing: he’s serious about acting!,” he told Read More
Yesterday’s Alexander Wang show took place at the massive hanger that is Pier 94, and after the requisite delay the looks began to emerge from beneath the extraterrestrial Jason Hackenwerth balloon sculpture. André Leon Talley and Grace Coddington sat without companion Anna Wintour, perhaps because there was a certain tennis match of a certain friend Read More
A few years ago, I was at a kicking Grammy Awards party in a Los Angeles mansion hosted by music company EMI, which was then in the midst of a ditched merger dance with Warner Music. As a journalist covering the merger, I was on the List, and my privileged status granted me Read More
Last February, the yellow-spectacled artist Julian Schnabel finally introduced his meticulous West Village mega-castle, Palazzo Chupi, to the world. He allowed Vanity Fair to do a Chupi spread (his friend Ingrid Sischy wrote that Mr. Schnabel’s work was like Giotto’s, but with cast-concrete kitchen countertops dyed chromium-oxide green), and Chupi’s $32 million triplex penthouse and Read More
How’d Lenny Kravitz get pulled into a tabloid love quadrangle with Lenny Kravitz, Mr. and Mrs. Rod and Madonna? According to Page Six, it was the revenge of his manager Guy Oseary, whom he fired two weeks ago. [P6]
Lizzie Grubman will now manage her clients in addition to publicizing them. [Read More
The only thing more thrilling than being a genuine celebrity is living incredibly close to one. Who among us would not like the chance to borrow a quarter-cup of sugar from Nancy Grace or to ask Philip Roth to please turn down the music?
Yet it turns out there’s a downside to superstar proximity. Read More
Just another breakfast nook.
Even with Courtney Love out of the building, a buyer has not yet scooped up theater chairman Laurence Isaacson’s maisonette at 30 Crosby Street. Now, the price has just been reduced from $6.45 million to $5.995 million.
Over the years, Mr. Isaacson has tried to Read More
Fame is fickle, even for buildings. And nobody in New York knows it better than 30 Crosby Street, the unassuming brick building that fought its way out of its upbringing as a simple paper factory on a backstreet of marginal Soho to becoming the celebrity dormitory of the new millennium, with Page Six as its Read More