The Wee Hours
Last night, at what is widely hyped as the best night in New York fashion, the attendees of the annual gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute did not disappoint. Patterns, we saw a few: a lot of black, a lot of neon, a lot of feathers, and a lot of sheer. And Read More
Used to the more snug confines of downtown boîtes, The Observer approached the hulking Park Avenue Armory with trepidation last Wednesday.
We were there for what turned out to be a very manly party celebrating the birthday of a watch: the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (starting price $10,500) was 40 years old, and some real guys were there to make sure the timepiece did not feel slighted on the momentous occasion.
Now, the nature of time is a subject we contemplate often—particularly as the sun creeps up over the ragged eastern edge of the city’s skyline—but never have we been confronted with it quite so literally.
It turns out the New York Giants were prescient when they briefly put their website on a championship footing Saturday: in spite of a strong effort by the Patriots in the 4th quarter including a failed Tom Brady Hail Mary pass, the Giants won their Super Bowl match-up against the New England Patriots, 21-17. The Giants profited as much off Patriot foul-ups as they did from quarterback Eli Manning‘s efficient move into high gear in the fourth quarter, when Mr. Manning led what would ultimately be the game-winning drive, culminating in a touchdown by Ahmad Bradshaw with less than a minute left in the game. The AP reports as many as 100 million viewers may have tuned into the game on NBC.
Red Carpet Real Estate
To all the Jets fans out there tonight in their green and white celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, an extra shot of Jameson is in order. Despised Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was tackled on his Time Warner Center condo, scoring a million dollars less than he originally wanted. That said, the Bündchen’d back was not sacked Read More
It came as a surprise to many that the Jets beat the almost perfect Patriots in the first round of the NFL playoffs a few months ago, but the even bigger upset may be that New England’s All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady has, after more than two years of scouting, found a buyer for his stadium-sized condo Read More
Arriving at Vogue’s annual Costume Institute gala at the Met (theme: “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”), editor Anna Wintour emerged from a chauffered black SUV wearing a dove-gray gown covered in a Chanel silver-sequined jacket. It was the ultimate boyfriend blazer.
She was accompanied by her daughter, Bee Shaffer, in floor-length, ivory Balenciaga covered Read More
The New York Post: Gloria Vanderbilt is 85 years old, and she has written an erotic novel that is giving Post columnist Andrea Peyser the vapors. “Gloria is a dirty old lady,” the display reads over a picture of Ms. Vanderbilt from her glory days as a designer. That it’s a Ms. Peyser affair inside Read More
New York Post: Supple, pretty, carefully photographed flesh: Where would tabloid covers be without it? And for today’s New York Post we have Gisele Bundchen to thank, and Vanity Fair, which presumably allowed the Post to use one of the fleshier images from the magazine’s photo spread on the Brazilian newlywed to promote its piece Read More
With all due respect to Peyton Manning, the NFL’s MVP for the 2008 season was the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Kurt Warner. Warner didn’t have the best passing stats in the league, though his numbers were outstanding: 4558 yards passing, good for 2nd in the league behind New Orleans’ Drew Brees; a healthy 7.7 yards per Read More
The City star Whitney Port is "hardly ever in" the Diane von Furstenberg office (where she supposedly works). Meanwhile the actual employees have trouble getting things done because of the MTV presence. [P6]
It seems that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s Valentine’s Day gift to each other will be a divorce. Read More