Louis Vuitton’s land in Springfield, N.J., may soon no longer be considered U.S. soil.
The company is currently under consideration to become part of a New Jersey “Foreign-Trade Zone,” which would mean that Louis Vuitton Watch and Jewelry U.S.A.’s (LVMH-W&J) would have fewer restrictions and could ultimately lower its costs.
Seems strange for Read More
Marilyn Manson takes on the role of fine artist, a Velazquez parades as basement junk, and Louis Vuitton purses and porn are reconfigured into fine art with varying results. This week in art news: Come as you’re not!
1. Ukranian Billionaire Selects Art-Prize Nominees
Victor Punchuk’s PinchukArtCentre announced the nominees for Read More
Yesterday The Transom and I were in the lobby at 915 Broadway, Observer HQ, waiting for the candle- (and occasionally marijuana-) scented elevator.
Waiting along with us was an expensively but hiply dressed man in a wool-knit beanie cap, with a Louis Vuitton bag the size of a 4-year-old child. We did a double-take. Read More
We are a little obsessed with Mayor Koch’s film reviews, which we get via email as he writes them. But someone should tell him Heath Ledger is straight. On Casanova, he writes: “In this film, he is in command of his libido and sexual activities and constantly beds the opposite sex.”
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When the sommelier brought our wine to the table-a Dolcetto from the all-Italian list-he’d already opened it. The cork was secured around the neck of the bottle with a piece of twine.
“Aha!” said my companion. “That’s an old trick from Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence.” He looked up at the sommelier. “When some rich businessman Read More
Show Me the Hue …
Vietnamese in the Village
Charles de Gaulle once said of Brazil, ” Ce n’est pas un pays serieux .” When it comes to restaurants, God knows what he would have made of Hue (pronounced “hway”). It’s the only restaurant I’ve ever been to that has a lounge with two Read More
Perp Shopped Like a Woman
And Walked Like a Man
It’s hard enough giving the cops an accurate description of your assailant when you’re confident of his or her sex. But it becomes doubly difficult if you aren’t. That’s the dilemma the folks at Tatiana, a shop at 767 Lexington Avenue, faced on May Read More