Fashion Week Observed
New York fashion week has finally come to a close. Amen! For those less-fortunate editors and fashion authorities (or perhaps we are the lucky ones) that have not jetted off to London or Milan, we finally get a moment to recover.
In retrospect, we relished the young talents of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. The Observer will never forget the spectacle and grandeur of Alexander Wang—or the impeccable quality of Simon Spurr’s suiting. With such a busy social schedule and so many shows, it’s hard to remember all the garments we evaluated with a careful eye.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was in town on Tuesday, July 6, for the first time since 1976. One wonders: What memories did she carry with her as she passed through midtown on her way to the United Nations, and then downtown to ground zero, where 67 of her subjects lost their lives on Sept. 11, Read More
Apologies for the lateness of this morning’s posting; other editorial duties got in the way. In general you can expect this post to appear before 8 a.m. in the future, it’s a solemn promise. OK, to war!
New York Post: According to a popular urban myth, if you look very closely during one Read More
The New York Post: Last night, the President and First Lady arrived in England, bringing along hundreds of security guards and lots of vials of Barack Obama’s blood. No, this isn’t some kind of remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, though the British press is trying to play it that way. And that’s a Read More
Being a professional celebrity look-alike is not nearly as tawdry and pathetic as it sounds. (That would not be possible.) I know whereof I speak. Having impersonated Queen Elizabeth II on numerous occasions over the last 30 years—and been undercompensated to do so—I consider myself something of an expert on this subject.
Australian pop gal Kylie Minogue and Sir Ian McKellen, the bankable British thespian who recently starred in a production of King Lear at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, were named to Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honours list. Mr. McKellen was elevated to Companion of Honour, the order of 65 leading members of the arts, Read More
In a rare loosening of one’s stiff upper-lip, Queen Elizabeth II and her hubby, the Duke of Edinburgh, chose to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tonight on the Mediterranean island of Malta, where the crowned couple lived for two years after getting hitched. The private overnight visit will come just one day before Read More