NBC has been receiving a ton of flack for their coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Some of it has been justified, some blown out of proportion, but either way it’s caught on as a hashtag: #NBCFAIL.
We’ve taken the five most public examples of the network’s gaffes and rated them on a scale of 1 (Whoops!) to 10 (Never again).
IT KEEPS STARING AT ME
Glamour Magazine is a lady magazine that can best be characterized as somewhere between “Tactful Cosmopolitan” and “Less Scary Vogue.” It’s probably one of the more distinctly moderate womens’ interests magazines. Which is why it’s odd and kind of comical to see them teaming up with one of the most chic boutiques in the country—Opening Ceremony—to sell a $100 sweater. Of a cat.
HEART OF (FASHION) DARKNESS
Fashion’s Night Out is finally, mercifully over. And yet: the memory of our brief time at The Ace Hotel’s carnival—sponsored by uber-hip, spendy boutique Opening Ceremony (who has an outpost in the hotel) held court with a full carnival and a prominent Muppet—is still burned into our brains.
Behind candy-striped glass doors at the Ace, there is a 1,500-square-foot gift shop where the cheapest item is a bag of Monster Munch crisps, imported from England, for $1, and the most expensive is a Rodarte cocktail dress, with fading blocks of color and jeweled shoulder detail, for $13,000.
The store is the new Read More
Mayor Bloomberg, Caroline Kennedy, and Joel I. Klein showed up Giorgio Armani‘s store opening last night because Mr. Armani is donating $1 million to The Fund for Public Schools. [WWD]
Recently separated Tinsley Mortimer, mostly absent from the society scene as of late, showed up at Baby Phat (of all places) with new Read More
Nov. 5, 2008, was a hectic day for Abiri Ward and his wife, Nina Wolff, co-owners of the East Village clothing boutique Cry Wolf. At 8 a.m. that morning, Cry Wolf launched an online store. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Wolff went into labor.
For most of the afternoon, Mr. Ward sat in front of his Read More
Next week, Opening Ceremony will put American designers aside in favor of featuring young Japanese designers whom owners Humerto Leon and Carol Lim discovered on their travels through Tokyo. [WWD]
Naomi Campbell‘s billionaire Russian boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, bought her a $18.5 million penthouse in Brazil. [P6]
Tom Ford is co-hosting Read More
It’s the most fashionable Olympics ever! The fashion industry–usually more well known for lack of nutrition than for athleticism–is now angling for a piece of the Beijing Games. Ralph Lauren outfitted the entire U.S. team for both the opening and closing ceremonies; Lucy Liu posed for an "Olympics"-themed spread in Harper’s Bazaar in which she Read More