For many time-challenged New Yorkers, dressing up means getting to the dry cleaner before going to dinner at a restaurant with a velvet rope at its door. Lucky for the fashion world, a select group of young New York women have wardrobes that transcend the dictates of dry cleaners’ hours.
Several weeks ago, Brooke Read More
Sharon Sternheim has eaten dog food. “I’ve tasted it,” she admitted on Nov. 8. Of course, not all dog food is equal. The dog food Mrs. Sternheim consumed was top-of-the-line, gourmet bowwow, nutritional and preservative-free manna–”it tastes like a natural food product”–which she’ll commence selling in early December in adjunct space to Zitomer Pharmacy and Read More
There are no great families in America anymore. And few, if any, worth heralding in the dynastic sense. A great family needs more than tremendous wealth. It needs an organizing principle by which parents and children dedicate themselves to the development of the family’s intellect, followed by a devotion to the community and to “good” Read More
Oct. 8. Paris. 8:01 A.M. Dear Diary: C’est moi , Phyllis Stine, c’est moi . Here I am in the middle of European fashion for the rigamorole of spring 2000 ready-to-wear shows, which I am meant to regard from a calm yet enthusiastic vantage point essential to my newly employed state– mais oui , I Read More
Ronnie Cooke Newhouse could barely answer the question, she was laughing so hard. “No, you’re not talking to a future Mrs. Astor,” she said finally.
O.K., maybe the query was a bit inappropriate for Ms. Newhouse, a founding editor and fashion director of the original Details magazine in the 1980′s and former creative director for Read More
A good-looking Nova Scotian teenager named Neil O’Hara follows his dream to Hollywood. Just a few minutes off the bus, he meets Bob Mizer near Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Mizer tells him that for $5 all a guy has to do is pose for a few pictures around a pool. Mr. O’Hara accepts Read More
It’s not easy to attract attention in Times Square. It takes an entourage, a Ricky Martin sighting, high-sulfur daytime fireworks promoting the new ESPN boîte , or some shirtless wonder sporting an anaconda around his neck to distract from the marvels of signage everywhere. Broadway is buried in frivolity these days.
But people noticed Candy Read More
Sept. 14. Dear Diary: C’est moi , Phyllis Stine. C’est moi . It’s nearly two months since I’ve written anything-sooo sorry. Y2K has come early here. I’m totally wiped out. A turmoil of churning nothingness. Flat waves between invisible shores. Help! Someone!
Still am a hullabaloo of unemployment, oy vey . Thank God for alimony Read More
“The more time you have on your hands, the less important you must be,” writes James Gleick in his potent new book, Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything . Well, judging by its timetable this month, the world of fashion must be important. Really, really important.
New York fashion week is unfolding with the Read More
In 1955, when the producer of Pierre-Gaspard Huit’s La Mariée Est Trop Belle wanted Christian Dior to design a scene-stealing wedding dress for his star, Brigitte Bardot, the designer refused to even meet with him. Instead, he sent his financial manager, Jacques Rouet, who was told how much publicity Ms. Bardot’s wedding dress would create Read More