The Wee Hours
Used to the more snug confines of downtown boîtes, The Observer approached the hulking Park Avenue Armory with trepidation last Wednesday.
We were there for what turned out to be a very manly party celebrating the birthday of a watch: the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (starting price $10,500) was 40 years old, and some real guys were there to make sure the timepiece did not feel slighted on the momentous occasion.
Now, the nature of time is a subject we contemplate often—particularly as the sun creeps up over the ragged eastern edge of the city’s skyline—but never have we been confronted with it quite so literally.
Fashion Week Observed
Walking up the graveled path leading to the lush and beautifulVersailles-inspired courtyard that would set the stage for Tommy Hilfiger‘s Fall 2012 Women’s Collection, we could almost forget for a moment that the temperature last night was almost in the single digits.
Following a series of six performances at the Park Avenue Armory that will run Dec. 29-31, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company is set to shut down, in accordance with the wishes of its eponymous founder. Today, the New York Times reports that Aug. 15 has been set as the sale date for the Read More
Men’s Fashion Week may have wrapped up in Paris on Wednesday, but a few New York gents invented an entirely new trend Thursday evening at the Park Avenue Armory: suits paired with duck boots. The Observer spotted several guys at the Winter Antiques Show’s Young Collectors Night sporting the fashionably questionable but seasonally Read More
On Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Park Avenue Armory, the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show celebrated its 21st birthday, hosted by the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center—“the quintessential antiques show,” as Heather Leeds, the president of the society, put it. “All the top-notch dealers are here.”
Ms. Leeds posed for pictures with Read More
The Park Avenue Armory, that massive Victorian hulk situated between 66th and 67th streets, is well known for hosting the Annual Winter Antiques Show, where a well-heeled crowd enjoys its elegant preview parties, Young Collectors’ nights, and other pleasant rituals. Earlier this month, however, its cavernous Drill Hall was transformed for an event that demanded Read More