A Brush with a Brant
Coming straight from your most repressed memories of that time you got your foot caught in a bicycle spoke when you were eight, NoLita’s hottest new store is Skingraft. That’s right…Skingraft. Oh, you haven’t heard of Skingraft? (And now that you have, wish that you hadn’t?) Well, let us tell you about it.
The opening of Skingraft will fill the hole in Manhattan’s retail market left after the recession closed such other cutting edge concept stores as meTa stasiZed, the Wart-eria and last year’s Po(ly)p Pop-Up.
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.