The Humane Society is not a hypocritical organization — and so the cuisine served at its benefit gala Wednesday night was, fittingly, vegan. (Munching on seitan chops, The Observer barely missed the meat and cream.) The event packed 525 animal lovers, including Topper Mortimer, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Hunt Slonem, Sharon Bush, and co-chairs Amanda Read More
On Friday the Labor Department announced that the country had lost more jobs in November than it had in any single month prior to 1974, a state of affairs one economist dubbed "almost indescribably terrible." And yet every major stock market index soared, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 260 points and your correspondent, Read More
Martin Margiela is fashion’s invisible man, hiding from fans and the press while nonetheless influencing designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. [NY Times]
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen‘s alter ego, Bruno, has been showing up at Paris and Milan fashion weeks. [Vogue UK]
Mary-Kate Olsen and model Jessica Stam Read More
On Friday, March 14, the socialites Lauren Santo Domingo and Derek Blasberg took knitwear heiress Margherita Maccapanni Missoni out for an intimate dinner at their favorite Italian restaurant in the West Village—they wished to keep the exact location a secret—to celebrate her imminent move to Paris. Afterward Ms. Santo Domingo and Mr. Blasberg coerced Ms. Read More
Last week, the socialite-heavy charity New Yorkers for Children hosted its annual “Wrap 2 Rap” afternoon benefit. We weren’t there but, reliably, Park Avenue Peerage was and they just posted their pictures.
It was perhaps most notable because the "what is she wearing?" line does not apply: to get down and dirty Read More