At the New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball, the city gathered to honor–and possibly buy!–the work of academy students, displayed over the academy’s five floors. This wasn’t idle gazing: Naomi Watts was spotted deep in conversation with several young artists. “I bought something downstairs! It will make a lot of sense to my children,” Read More
Back in November, we learned that at some point during this season of “Gossip Girl,” the pretty-faced cast members would crane their necks up at 4 Times Square, zip up the Conde Nast building in a silver elevator, and walk into the W headquarters. Yes, they would soon endure the time-honored rich-kid tradition of Read More
Stefano Tonchi — the editor of W and, to put it lightly, a very sharp dressed man — stood unblinking at the DVF Studio in the Meatpacking District Wednesday night. His hand held no cocktail, and he waved off a number of the choice hors d’oeuvres: seared tuna, quiche, salmon roe. He posed for a few pictures and then talked to Read More
Yesterday morning, Ralph Lauren held his show at Skylight Studios in Soho, far away from the tents at Lincoln Center. The front row was peppered with the heads of the city’s magazines — Anna Wintour, Graydon Carter, Adam Moss and Stefano Tonchi, to name a few — as well as members of the Lauren family.
Once Read More
Yesterday’s Alexander Wang show took place at the massive hanger that is Pier 94, and after the requisite delay the looks began to emerge from beneath the extraterrestrial Jason Hackenwerth balloon sculpture. André Leon Talley and Grace Coddington sat without companion Anna Wintour, perhaps because there was a certain tennis match of a certain friend Read More
A Chanel bag, of course, is always in style–but it’s rare to see dozens of fashion-show attendees toting the exact same one. That’s what happened at Jason Wu‘s show this afternoon; the bag in question was a gift bag, stocked with a full-sized bottle of Chanel perfume, that guests had received upon exiting the FIT Read More
There were lots of friendly faces in attendance at the W New York Downtown’s party celebrating a new site-specific installation by artist Jennifer Steinkamp. And you don’t even have to sneak into the hotel to see it: it is, in part, an animated video being projected in large scale right onto the side of the Read More
On Tuesday, Stefano Tonchi will present his first September issue of W and, along with it, his redesign of the magazine.
If the cover is any indication, Mr. Tonchi’s changes are radical. The September cover is a triple gatefold,”which they’d never done,” Mr. Tonchi told Memo Pad. He has also changed the Read More
The Observer’s Chloe Malle ran into Stefano Tonchi over the weekend at a benefit hosted by Calvin Klein and Vanity Fair in Bridgehampton.
Of his new role as editor of W, Stefano Tonchi, in a sleek, slate double-breasted jacket, told the Transom, “I’m just starting to enjoy it. We just finally closed on the Read More
W is getting a movie. The Cut reports that filming is underway for documentary about the magazine’s–wait for it–September issue. You might remember about that other Condé Nast magazine already has a documentary about its September issue.
So, if Stefano is the new Anna, who will be the Grace Coddington Read More