Last night marked the inauguration of The New York Observer’s First Annual Young Philanthropy Event. On the chic PH-D rooftop lounge of the Dream Hotel, amidst panoramic views of the city and overlooking the twinkling lights of the Empire State building, some of the leading lights in philanthropy came together to celebrate giving back.
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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — an enormous, loud and lavish no-holds-barred explosion of sex and skin, wholly and unapologetically resplendent, soaked in excess, overflowing with sequins, feathers, technicolor stripes and oceans of fuchsia-tangerine blast-lighting — took place last night at the 69th Regiment Armory last night.
“Welcome to Club Victoria,” a voice echoed over Read More
“I think this is the most incredible day of all week,” Fe Fendi (the very Italian wife of Fendi scion, Alessandro) told The Observer on Friday. A risky conjecture to make on the second day of Fashion Week–but possible, given we were chatting at the FIT Couture Council luncheon honoring fashion’s high priest, Karl Lagerfeld. Read More
“Oh, I beg your pardon, sorry!” Tina Brown exclaimed to The Observer at the Diane von Furstenberg show yesterday. She was looking for her seat and, for a moment, had mistaken us for an assistant. “I’m not asking you for our seat assignment!” Ms. Brown did eventually find her placement — it was in the Read More
Iggy Pop, in all his full shirtless and sweaty glory, stood gripping the mic stand on stage at Dasha Zhukova’s Pop Magazine party at Don Hill’s last night. It was the most buzzed-about event of Fashion’s Night Out and chances are, if you were there, you were there for a reason.
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In the middle of the Charlotte Ronson runway show last Friday, a model rounded the corner of the runway to a roar of applause. No, it was not Gisele Bundchen; it was Annabelle Dexter-Jones, the half-sister of the designer.
The modest Ms. Dexter-Jones covered her face with her hands as she burst into laughter Read More
The wind howled and sheets of rain fell from the sky on Friday, Sept. 11, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to the Luca Luca show at the Altman Building.
“If you’re a fashion buff, you come out no matter what the weather’s like,” the singer Estelle said, sitting in the front Read More
Audience members at Jill Stuart‘s show on Monday included a number of starlets—Michelle Trachtenberg, Amanda Bynes, Kristen Bell—who were all anxiously ushered by what appeared to be a SWAT-team of bodyguards. Real excitement ensued, however, when sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton, both wearing leather jackets, took their seats in the front row. And apparently we Read More
We’re no fashion expert, but we’re fairly certain that the clothes at Nicky Hilton’s Bryant Park show on Sunday were…bad. Ms. Hilton’s new line, Nicholai, had no unifying theme except shortness, and looked in moments to have been plucked from the sale rack at Forever 21. There was a white St. Tropez-looking bikini The Transom Read More
There was a time when suffering for your art often meant just that: years of obscurity punctuated by worried phone calls from one’s parents asking if you were getting enough to eat. But not now.
“The art world today is much more of a business than it was in the 70’s,” said Mirabelle Marden, the Read More