An Unbroken Series of Successful Gestures
The girls, so many girls, dressed in pastel-colored wraps that bared shoulders and the swells of their cleavage, clacked their Louboutin heels up a SoHo staircase one muggy May evening.
At the landing, visibly breathless and sweaty, their eyes lit up. They had entered the penthouse loft of Edward Scott Brady, the boyishly handsome world traveler, former classical cello virtuoso and “retired entrepreneur,” who was throwing a “Welcome Back Bash” to honor his return from his seventh trip around the globe.
Last summer’s Midnight in Paris took as its subject a young writer given the tremendous opportunity to meet his literary idols–the writers of the expatriate clique, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliot, and Ernest Hemingway. It could as easily have been about any young writer or moviegoer as about Owen Wilson’s character, with Read More
Fashion Week Observed
The first trailer for The Great Gatsby is out–the adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy is to be out at Christmas, and is, incongruously, advertised using music by Jack White and a rap track from “Watch the Throne.” Everything one would like to see is there–the eyes of T. J. Read More
Over the past three years, Joseph Abboud’s Creative Director, Bernardo Rojo, has worked with his team to rediscover the menswear brand’s mojo: A balance between Patrick Bateman and the boy next door. Tim Murphy’s
This past week, the label presented its collection on the runway today for the first time in Read More
The Daily Transom
Oh! You pretty things, why can’t you stay together? After a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it five-month courtship, great American leading man Leonardo DiCaprio and cable television actress Blake Lively have called it quits. Yes, it’s for real this time — reps for both parties have confirmed the split. US Weekly broke the story, but I Read More
The Daily Transom
Baz Lurhmann is really devoted to taking The Great Gatsby from Great Neck to the Outback. The adaptation’s director has cast Australian supermodel Gemma Ward in the film, which has begun filming in, where else, Australia.
The production has already cast Aussies Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Callan McAuliffe, Elizabeth Debicki and Isla Read More
Ceaselessly Into the past
On the farthest edge of Sands Point, L.I., the house known as Lands End stood wind-battered and decrepit, its face scarred from years of relentless salty gusts ripping off the top of Long Island Sound. In its last days it lingered there on the shore, barely past the water, as a colossal relic from the Read More
Those familiar with director Baz Luhrmann’s fixation with excess had every reason to look forward to his upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Sure, the subtle analysis of class warfare, sexuality, and post-war mores that enhance F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterwork will probably be excised, but who cares! Filtered through Baz’s indulgence-happy approach to the cinema, Read More