Already have your invitation to the 2013 Costume Institute’s Benefit, but can’t figure out how to turn your epic ballgowns from years prior to fit this year’s theme of “Punk”? No worries, digital luxury retailer Moda Operandi has your back: Starting on May 2nd, the site will be selling 100 one-of-a-kind, punk-inspired clothes and accoutrements from famed fashion houses.
Problem solved! Now you just have to figure out which designer you are pretending brought you to the event.
Like Father Like Son
When Graydon Carter pulled an intern named Michael Hainey aside at the Spy magazine Christmas party in 1989, the legendary editor had probably had a few. “I think you’re going to be a star,” Mr. Carter said. And then the advice he’d repeat over the years: “Don’t fuck it up.”
Twenty-five at the time, Mr. Read More
Fashion Week Observed
“Hello! I love your paper!” Michael Bastian’s warm greeting was more than we’d expect to hear from the fashion star at his own presentation for GANT by Michael Bastian. Though he was encircled by handlers and a pack of press wolves, the smiling, silver-haired designer projected the charm and ease of a dinner party host sending Read More
A launch dinner was held at the Dutch for Gilt Groupe’s new men’s site Park & Bond. Guests, showing off their best threads, included Tyler Thoreson, Kyle MacLachlan, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Byron Peart, Dirk Standen, Mimi Fukuyoshi, DD Drouet and Thom Browne.
Park & Bond, which claims to be “new shopping destination Read More
Steve Madden has officially taken full control of Betsey Johnson‘s company in exchange for taking care of her outstanding bank loan. Ms. Johnson will remain the designer of her label. [Vogue UK]
Thom Browne will host the first proper fashion week show for his new women’s collection in New York in February. Read More
For everyday New York men who strive to be reasonably well dressed, it can be a daunting experience shopping for clothes that won’t make you look like an ass.
Simply traverse the labyrinthine corridors of Barneys, Bergdorf and Bloomingdale’s, where the all-over-the-place mess hanging from the men’s racks is enough to induce migraines: Are Read More
If GQ’s second annual Best New Menswear Designers in America competition Wednesday night, held in a sprawling loft in Rockefeller Plaza, had been a popularity contest, it’s safe to guess whom the winner would have been: Andre Benjamin, known to fans of the genre-bending hip hop duo OutKast as Andre 3000, and to members of Read More
Katie Holmes has been asked to be the new face of Miu Miu, following predecessors like Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Paradis. [Vogue UK]
With shoppers deserting Madison Avenue, the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District has set up a by-invitation-only shopping suite at the Hotel Plaza Athénée next weekend, where the selected Read More
Diane von Furstenberg is launching a blog tomorrow called Inside DVF on her website DVF.com that will include news, images of new items, horoscopes, and "cultural advice," as well as posts by Ms. Furstenberg herself. [Fashionista]
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is being sued again, this time by a former Read More
I just talked to Doris Kearns Goodwin, who knew Tim Russert for about a decade and who was a frequent guest of his on Meet the Press.
“I feel so bad,” she told me. “He was such a good friend.
“Somebody just called from the television studio and said have you heard the horrible news Read More