Those who keep a private plane waiting on the tarmac can afford to bring their outsized sense of entitlement—and accompanying misbehavior—along for the flight. Read More
The Observer has had visions—visions opulent and terrifying, and terrifying in their opulence. On Wednesday night, as a chilly drizzle began to fall, we descended on—or rather, ascended in—212 West 18th Street, the one-time home of the New York Telephone Company, which has been lately re-imagined as an art deco sheath for 47 luxury condominiums.
Named for Ralph Walker, its much celebrated architect, Walker Tower will soon open its doors to residents, having sold all but four units—one of which is the would-be downtown record-breaker Penthouse 1, priced at $55 million. (For the budget-conscious, there remains one condo available for $8.25 million.)
Fashion Week Observed
If Sunday’s Diane von Furstenberg show is any indication, March should brace itself for a bolt of energy and an onslaught of gold lamé shorts. DVF’s spring offering featured plenty of crop tops, bright red jumpers and checkered prints, as well as variations of the designer’s classic wrap dress.
The CFDA president sprinkled her show with high profile models Read More
The name of an Old Testament matriarch, Naomi means “my pleasant one” in Hebrew. But since it was the 401st most popular baby name in 1970, keeping all the prominent forty-something Naomis straight is anything but pleasant. Become an OWS authority with this guide to the thinkers and writers involved in the movement. Plus, a couple of red herring Naomis to watch out for!
Despite being divorced from Jacqueline Schnabel for years, Julian Schnabel still dwells at her house on West 11th Street.
“You can’t tell which paintings are mine, and which paintings are not? Do you know anything about art?” Mr. Schnabel, standing in the cabana parlor of the West Village mansion, asked The Observer. “That painting, Read More
“A demure and composed Naomi Campbell gave testimony this morning at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, wearing a cream-colored knit dress and cardigan from Azzedine Alaia’s spring/summer collection.” — The lede from WWD‘s story about Naomi Campbell testifying at the trial of Charles Taylor, former Liberian president. Read More
Karl Lagerfeld on this year’s Chanel runway show: "We have no budget. We do what we want and throwing money out the window brings money back in through the front door. The bottom line is I don’t deal with the bottom line. The luxury in my life is I never have to think about it." Read More
Several sources say that photographer Steven Meisel recently shot Madonna for the spring Louis Vuitton campaign. [WWD]
As everyone scrambles to find new job, the classic interview suit might be making a comeback. [NY Times]
Jon Hamm appears very un-Don Draper-like in the new Gap ads, smiling Read More
Bravely disregarding their own safety, travelers at Kennedy Airport booed temperamental model Naomi Campbell as she cut in front of around 200 people to go to the front of the passport checking line. Ms. Campbell’s lawyer says the special treatment was for "security reasons." [R&M]
Sam Perry, the random campaign worker whose Read More
Victoria Beckham has been announced as the face of Emporio Armani underwear collection for women; her husband, David Beckham, has been modeling for the men’s collection. [Vogue UK]
Ms. Beckham is also reportedly running in the New York City marathon this Sunday. [NBC via Racked] Read More