A Brush with a Brant
Despite that Harry Brant has barely cleared puberty, the social-buzzing, babygay spawn of model Stephanie Seymour and billionaire media/art/real estate tycoon Peter Brant, has a busy schedule that rivals those of Paris Hilton and Olivier Zahm. This past Friday at Emporio Armani’s 601 Madison Avenue boutique opening, we approached the 16-year-old high school sophomore to find why is he out socializing with Roberta Armani, Luigi Tadini, Ms. Hilton, Ricky Martin, Ryan Lochte, artist Rashaad Newsome, Anna dello Russo and Kate Lanphear, when he should probably be cracking those Algebra books.
“What have you been up to today?” we asked.
“I went to Rag & Bone. I liked it,” replied Mr. Brant, smiling profoundly.
In one of the better openers of writing about nightlife characters, this one’s up there. André Saraiva — the man behind The Standard’s Le Bain and Paris/Tokyo uber-exclusive nightlife destinations Le Baron (coming this September to Manhattan!) — gets the profile treatment in the May issue of BlackBook. It begins when BlackBook editor Megan Conway arrives Read More
Outside the Frick Collection’s Young Fellows Ball last Thursday, torrential rain added to the hothouse feeling of the evening’s theme, Chinosierie. In the covered garden courtyard, tuxedo-clad waiters ferried flutes of Veuve Cliquot and tumblers of the evening’s signature vodka cocktail, The Ginger Dragon. Fittingly, DJ Anton spun his tunes in the Music Read More
Fashion Week 2011
Tinsley Mortimer has made her first front row appearance at Fashion Week this morning amidst the cocktail crowd at Carolina Herrera. It was our first sighting of the Mrs. Mortimer at Fashion Week, leaving us to wonder if this is the beginning of her return to the public eye. Watch this space!
Another front row 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
The Observer‘s version of March Madness entered a new phase at midnight last night when votes were tabulated for the Final Four face-off in our Socialite Slapdown contest.
The contest—which gained a bit of heat last week when Page Six reported on socialites’ efforts to stack the votes in their favor—closes with four finalists: Publishing Read More
We heard you’re working on a reality show called The 10021 that takes place in South Hampton?
Yes, it’s basically a show about four New Yorkers living a kind of fashion lifestyle and about how their professional lives intersect with their social lives. It’s a reality show, but it is being Read More
“We are here to celebrate all the beautiful people, and tonight you are all beautiful,” said David Hershkovitz, publisher of Paper magazine as he took the stage at Hiro Ballroom to introduce Joanna Newsom.
The crinkly-voiced neo-folkist graces the cover of the magazine’s April “Beautiful People” issue, in honor of which many beautiful New Yorkers Read More
When Park Avenue Peerage posted an item about the Young Fellows of the Frick Collection gala yesterday, the site’s commenters went a little nuts.
One commenter said, “Byrdie Bell rocks, nobody even comes close!
“I have known Serena [Merriman] my entire life and the girl is 100% completely full Read More
Q: Who is “Izzy Gold”?
A: According to a HELLO MY NAME IS sticker on Izzy Gold’s Web site:
I WAS BORN IN NYC
I’M A ROUGH TOUGH BADASS
WASH ME COLD, TUMBLE ME DRY
AND DON’T FORGET
IZZY GOLD KNOWS!!!
Mr. Gold was born in New York Read More