Fashion Week Observed
It looked like an FIT football game. The metal bleachers were filled with couture-clad gossiping fashion figures, all sipping mini-bottles of prosecco with straws provided at the entrance by dapper waiters. Instead of a gridiron, however, there was a runway. Photographers were executing carefully choreographed plays, snapping shots of the demi-celebs and blitzing the bold-faced names with Manning-worthy precision.
The Cynthia Rowley show was about to start.
For the moment, Renaissance man James Franco’s art exhibition at the Lower East Side’s Asia Song Society gallery, “High/Low, Rob Lowe,” is shuttered. A gallery spokesperson told The Observer on Friday afternoon that a legal issue related to the exhibition was responsible for the closure.
Update Aug. 12, 7:31 a.m. Early this morning, the gallery released Read More
Last night downtown New York was seemingly transplanted wholesale for a show at the OHWOW gallery in Los Angeles. Post 9-11 featured Dan Colen, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow, and Aaron Young, and the Patrick McMullan photos showed a few familiar faces that seemlessly managed to infiltrate the Read More
At the 10th-anniversary party for Style.com last night, it seemed statement jackets were the order of the evening: immediately upon entering the party, we ran across the artist Terence Koh, who was wearing an immaculate white one with befeathered shoulders. He looked a bit like an art-world angel — and he informed The Observer that Read More
But Is It Art?
ArtForum has a stressful Scene & Herd piece today about the opening of a new club in Tokyo that featured a performance by Lady Gaga and Terence Koh.
Only 900 people were there to witness it, and each one was there by invitation only, “each as preciously selected as a six-thousand-yen mango at the Read More
Art Forum correspondent Linda Yablonsky, Giant magazine editor-in-chief Emil Wilbekin and rapper Lupe Fiasco joined more than two dozen art and fashion world luminaries at chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s Aquavit restaurant in Midtown on Thursday, April 16, for a cocktail reception and dinner in support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS’ (RED) campaign, hosted by sneaker giant Converse. Read More
The parties at Miami Art Basel, which this year runs from Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, are always decadent. And judging from this week’s underwhelming party scene here in New York, some of our socials departed earlier in the week for the pool and rooftop parties in hotels a little further south. While the mega-fetes Read More
Javier Peres slept on the flight from Berlin last Wednesday night and hit the tarmac running. He dropped by the Tribeca Grand hotel to check in, splashed some water on his bearded face, then grabbed a cab to Terence Koh’s art opening at a private residence uptown. Sometime around sunrise, he crashed. He woke up Read More
Ages of Consent
At the premiere of Notes on a Scandal on Monday night, it was the film itself that had The Transom squirming. Without revealing too much, it deals with, among other things, a love affair between an older woman and a 15-year-old boy.
Midway through one of the film’s rather explicit sex scenes, Read More