“You can find greatness everywhere. You just have to look for it,” said Harper’s Bazaar editrix, Glenda Bailey, quoting former Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati in a brief, prepared introduction. Ms. Bailey had been charged with welcoming the recently departed YSL designer to the stage as a part of French Institute Alliance Française’s Fashion Talks program. (Other fashion stalwarts this year include former president and executive creative direct of Coach, Reed Krakoff and designer Dries van Noten.)
With considerable buzz about Mr. Pilati’s exit after ten years at Yves Saint Laurent—one which had been the subject of many rumors—it was inevitable that the elephant in the room would be addressed. A throng of eager YSL devotees crowded Florence Gould Hall to witness Pamela Golbin, chief curator of Paris’ Musée de la Mode et du Textile, in conversation with Mr. Pilati.
Reed Krakoff’s massive mansion is back from the dead.
Three and a half years since 115 East 70th Street was bought for $17 million, and two and a half years since it was gutted by an early-morning three-alarm blaze that injured a firefighter, the Coach president’s townhouse has quietly become available, according to a Read More
A Vogue-approved townhouse has passed from a handbag mogul to a long-haired psych rock legend. Pink Floyd front-man Roger Waters (whose iconic song “Money” from Dark Side of the Moon assailed wealth and new cars and caviar) bought the nine-fireplace townhouse at 157 East 61st Street late last month.
According to city records, he Read More
A nightmare week for the Upper East Side continues. NY1 reports that there’s been an enormous fire at Coach president Reed Krakoff’s new $17 million home.
Earlier this year, Michael Calderone wrote:
When Mr. Krakoff purchased his new 30-foot-wide townhouse on East 70th Street, between Park and Lexington avenues–the same tony block Read More
The new White House-125 East 70th Street.
Upper East Side brokers often dub East 70th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, as the city’s best townhouse block. And in 2006, it’s been the sight of three big deals, with bold face buyers like Woody Allen, Coach president Reed Krakoff, and Irish businessman Tony Read More