On Monday, Sept. 8, Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin arrived at the Gramercy Park Hotel, her parents in tow, for a Vogue/Cole-Haan event honoring the tennis player Maria Sharapova. Ms. Liukin was excited—giddy, almost—but perhaps also a tad intimidated. Dressed in a marbled, off-white bubble dress, Ms. Liukin had attended her first Fashion Week show, Read More
Yesterday, we issued some tardies to the designers who continue to struggle to begin their shows on time. (Even Diane von Furstenberg, the issuer of the original pleading letter asking designers to be punctual, got one!)
Since then we’ve learned that Carolina Herrera nearly lost her mind when Renee Zellweger Read More
Carolina Herrera, who was ready to begin her show on time this morning, had to wait for special guest Renee Zellweger to arrive. [WWD]
Rachel Zoe felt sorry for herself, but then she got her own reality show. [NY Post]
Sheer is in for Spring. [Read More
The Women’s Tennis Association is clearly troubled by the injuries and disaffection that have plagued the tour in the last few years, and yesterday they announced a plan to do something about it.
In a "roadmap," the WTA announced that the amount of required tournaments will be scaled back from 12 to 10 (in addition to the four Grand Slams), and Read More
Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin will launch her own brand of jeans and attend New York fashion week with Maria Sharapova. [WWD]
Target will open four pop-up stores in New York this week–in Midtown, Union Square, SoHo and the East Village–where shoppers will be able to buy designs by Sigerson Morrison, Read More
The one problem with a two-week-long tournament, from a home-spectator standpoint, is that you have to endure the same commercials over and over again. But this one, starring the Williams sisters and the Manning brothers, isn’t bad. Acting! Read More
To understand something of the state of the women’s game–indifference, injuries, overall malaise–take a look at your last three Open champions and where they are now:
2005: Kim Clijsters. Retired in 2007 at age 23
2006: Maria Sharapova. Injured.
2007: Justine Henin. Retired in 2008 at age 25
It was a trend we Read More
To celebrate the opening of its new stand-alone store at 21 Mercer Street, Nike threw a raucous block party on Mercer Street on Thursday, Aug. 21. The sportswear brand closed off the entire block between Grand and Howard streets and–much to the frustration of the block’s residents–installed giant stadium screens, a clock that counted down Read More
Today’s Page Six reports that blond Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova wants to follow in the footsteps of shirtless Vogue "intern" Sean Avery and work for Anna Wintour since "it’s so inspiring to see a woman be so powerful."
According to the item, Ms. Kournikova made this plea on her Read More
Rumor has it that fashion label, Heatherette, is no more as Richie Rich may start his own line or move out to Los Angeles (gasp!) to pursue music and television projects. [N.Y. Daily News]
For John Varvatos, the real challenge of opening a store in the CBGB space was not crossing picket Read More