There are certain signs that spring has arrived in New York City: pudgy, pale Wall Street bankers start running along the West Side highway, hipsters sip iced coffee in the park and the seersucker suit makes its first appearance on the fashion circuit. Hamish Bowles, European Editor of Vogue, wore a moss-colored seersucker suit with Read More
Gossip writer Paula Froelich opened the front door to her one-bedroom Soho apartment on a recent evening, wearing a flattering emerald dress with puffy sleeves and woolly, moccasin-style slippers.
She had one hour, she warned, before she had to run out and meet Daily Candy founder Dany Levy and socialite Gigi Read More
Clothes from the closet of the late socialite Nan Kempner were undoubtedly the biggest draw of the night at the May 9 preview of the 35th annual POSH sale at Lighthouse International, the foundation for the vision-impaired.
Kim Cattrall, who has served as Celebrity Chair of the event for the past three years (and donated Read More
Social navigation requires a geisha’s wiles, so it was startling to hear Nan Kempner speak her mind about the $3,500 dinner ticket that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is charging for its April 28 Costume Institute Benefit-the opening night of its Goddess exhibit, which, according to the museum’s press release, will examine the way that Read More
Don King dreamt that his hair was going straight and rising toward heaven. Private Dreams of Public People , by Lauren Lawrence. Assouline, 184 pages, $34.95.
A nifty idea, recording celebrities’ dreams. How better to plumb the Rosicrucian mysteries of fame than to peer directly into the famous person’s psyche? Let’s face it: For all Read More
If 10021 were an autonomous nation, then the retirement of the 78-year-old designer Bill Blass last year would be nothing short of a state of emergency.
More than the court designer to a certain set of Park Avenue ladies, Bill Blass was the token gentleman of the gang: Nina Griscom, Anne Bass, Nan Kempner, Judy Read More
“Vivienne is a household name,” said architect David Collins, who created Vivienne Westwood’s first American store, which opens in SoHo on Feb. 12. “But do people know exactly what she does?”
After the masses from New York’s fashion week trample into Ms. Westwood’s new 7,000-square-foot boutique on Greene Street–a former art gallery, how appropriate–for the Read More
“I’m a fashion victim,” Nan Kempner admitted from the back seat of a black sedan headed down Fifth Avenue on June 18. “Really,” she said. A few months ago, Mrs. Kempner bought an elaborate concoction: a pair of stockings with heels attached from John Galliano’s couture collection for Christian Dior.
“Those marvelous, black, cotton Read More