Although we weren’t necessarily planning on going to Milan’s Fashion Week this year—the city’s social scene has become such a stale mess—Shindigger changed our tune when a gilded invite to the Foundation for AIDS Research’s 2013 Milano Gala arrived.
A few days later, we boarded a flight to Malpensa Airport and hit the ground running. Read More
New York’s Fashion Week wasn’t exactly a picnic for Lindsay Lohan. In a single night she managed to throw cocktails at a cameraman in the Boom Boom Room and a photographer in Electric Room, while also causing a commotion when a woman sitting next to her started bleeding profusely. The next day, she was Read More
Art and Sculpture
After doing business for more than 40 years in London, Lisson Gallery opened a new branch in Milan today, with a group show curated by the British artist Ryan Gander. Vogue Italia reports that the new space is housed in an early-20th-century building on the city’s Via Zenale, not far from the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery, the site of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper mural.
Thanks to artist Maurizio Cattelan — the prankster artist and sculpter who splits his time between the East Village and Italy — an 11-meter installation of a severed hand with its middle finger firmly raised is currently placed in front of the Milan Stock Exchange. The bird-flipping effigy is called “L.O.V.E.”
The decision to direct such a Read More
When Scott Schuman, the amateur photographer who runs the fashion blog The Sartorialist, first attempted to take a photograph of Carine Roitfeld, editor in chief of French Vogue and mom to New York “It” fille Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, at the spring 2007 Burberry show in Milan, she had no idea who he was. “I was trying Read More
“Despite the awkwardness, the cheek, or social, kiss is displacing the handshake, once the customary greeting in American social and business circles. It may be a growing Latin influence, an aping of European manners, the influx of women in the workplace or just a breakdown of formality: no one seems to know. It’s not just Read More
Giorgio at the Dubai site. (From Haute Living).
It seems like everyone is talking about Dubai these days, whether it is over ports or as an emerging hub of global commerce.
But today’s riots at the construction site of what is to be the world’s tallest tower could threaten Read More
It’s Fashion Wake! From Women’s Wear Daily to Cathy Horyn, the critics of fashion have for some time now found themselves unwilling to get in the slightest bit worked up. And all the rah-rah happy-club everything-is-pretty baloney surrounding the shows ill-serves the designers. Isn’t there a point, after all, to the dialogue between critics Read More
little bit of this, a little bit of that—it’s all very interesting, but you need weeks to go through it all.” That opinion, frustrated but not unappreciative, was voiced by a matronly visitor to The Power of
Conversation: Jewish Women and Their Salons, an exhibition at the Jewish Museum. You couldn’t ask Read More
After wandering in the urban wilderness for more than 20 years, New York Law School students finally have a dormitory of their own. The Promised Land is a brand-new 13-story building on East Third Street, where up to 99 law students will soon live and study amidst the music of angels.
Hell’s Angels, that is. Read More