Fashion Week Observed
Last week, the Transom took the elevator to one of the most fashionable floors in town–the ninth floor of Barneys New York–for a celebration of photographer Sharon Socol’s new book, Plus One: An Outsider’s Photographic Journey into the World of Fashion. And it was nothing so much as an insider’s affair.
There was a towering Read More
The Heart Truth charity turned ten this week and celebrated with an extra-special runway event at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The organization seeks to bring awareness to the leading cause of fatalities for women in America: heart diseases. Every year, giddy hoi polloi come together to cheer socialites, singers, TV personalities, supermodels, and the occasional B-rate movie star, as they glide down the runway in red couture. Hundreds attended, from Philip Bloch and J. Alexander, to country crooner Jennifer Nettles and Dynasty matriarch Linda Evans (who sashayed in David Meister and Tadashi Shoji, respectively, for the show).
But oh what a treat was The Observer in for this year!
There were lots of friendly faces in attendance at the W New York Downtown’s party celebrating a new site-specific installation by artist Jennifer Steinkamp. And you don’t even have to sneak into the hotel to see it: it is, in part, an animated video being projected in large scale right onto the side of the Read More
At Indochine’s retro-Shanghai-themed 25th anniversary party on Friday, Nov. 20, near-naked women in pasties shook their rear ends while hotelier André Balazs, in a khaki suit, danced with a tall blonde in a downstairs nightclub called the “Undochine” (which hasn’t been open since the ’80s).
Upstairs, designer Narciso Rodriguez, taking refuge in an air Read More
The National Book Awards tried to glam things up, with mixed results.
Narciso Rodriguez told us about Michelle Obama‘s controversial Election Night dress at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.
We caught up with the MisShapes at Christian Siriano‘s birthday party at Citrine.
At the re-dedication of the Bridge Formerly Read More
At the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Splashlight Studios on Monday, Nov. 17, election fashion was still on everyone’s mind. "She saw that dress and she liked it," said Narciso Rodriguez, who designed Michelle Obama‘s Election Night dress. "She saw it on the runway, she chose it, I guess from the runway…" He nodded slowly Read More
Gilles Bensimon, the longtime international creative director of Elle, is reportedly being wooed by Marie Claire, the new home of his former colleague Nina Garcia. [FWD]
Narciso Rodriguez and Liz Clairborne Inc. have confirmed that they are ending their 18-month partnership. [Vogue UK]
Marco Zanini, the designer Read More
Andre Leon Talley, whose suitcase was lost en route from New York to Milan, was forced to wear the same Juicy Couture shorts and gray Ralph Lauren polo shirt he wore on the plane to the D&G show on Monday. [WWD]
Following her show at London Fashion Week last week, Alice Temperley Read More
On June 17, Anna Wintour co-hosted a fund-raiser for Barack Obama with Andre Leon Talley, Calvin Klein and Michelle Obama followed by an $10,000-per-head dinner at Mr. Klein’s home.
Now, with New York Fashion Week approaching, Ms. Wintour has roped in Sarah Jessica Parker to help with a second fund-raiser on Sept. 9 at Charles Read More
Target confirmed yesterday that Thakoon Panichgul is set to design its next diffusion line, which will arrive in stores in September and be available through January. [WWD]
Despite causing a stir with her case of fashionably saggy jeans, Katie Holmes will not be designing her own line of clothing according Read More