Since 1995, Frederic Fekkai hair-care products—PrX Reparatives Shampoo: 16 oz. for $49; Ageless Overnight Hair Repair: 3.4 oz for $195—have graced the glass shelves of custom-tiled Upper East Side steam showers. Mr. Fekkai, the eponymous brand’s founder, also got his New York start in that neighborhood, when in 1989, Bergdorf Goodman invited him to open an on-site salon in their Fifth Avenue flagship. (Mr. Fekkai is now the proprietor of the world’s largest salon, the Frederic Fekkai salon, also on Fifth Avenue.)
But has the French-born stylist’s romance with the area gone sour? Well, according to city records, Mr. Fekkai has just sold his three-bedroom co-op at 829 Park Avenue for just under $3 million. For the sake of the Real Housewives, we hope he does not plan to go far.
Only 72 days after Kim Kardashian ran down the isle to E!’s highest ratings yet, she and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets husband Kris Humphries are filing for divorce. Of course, who should be able to confirm it first (besides TMZ) than Ryan Seacrest (who seriously drilled a pipeline into Ms. Kardashian’s brain and thus knows everything about her life before anyone else does).
The Gap’s first-ever Chinese ad campaign features the petit, blond Julia Frakes. [Refinery 29]
Diane von Furstenberg left last night’s fundraiser with Michelle Obama at Donna Karan‘s home early to attend another fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal. Russell Simmons left early to go to yoga. [WWD]
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If you were one of the hundreds of people stuck on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue trying to get into Bergdorf Goodman last night, don’t worry: the people inside the store didn’t see much more than you did.
The department store had a series of events scheduled throughout the Read More
Holly Dunlap is on hiatus from designing her line of footwear and accessories, Hollywould, indefinitely. In the meantime, she plans to surf in Brazil, ski in Switzerland, and sail in Italy. [WWD]
Victoria Beckham will appear on the cover of Russian Vogue‘s February issue. [Vogue UK]
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The images of Katie Holmes in the new Miu Miu ads were intended to make her look like a "luminous icon radiating a sense of mystery and theatricality." Meanwhile, her good friend Victoria Beckham is starring in Armani underwear ads. [Vogue UK]
In getting ready for the Inauguration, designers are creating Read More
The year 2008 began with an extravagant bang and ended with a painful, economic catastrophe-induced whimper. Here, we relive some of the highlights.
We started the year worrying that pom-pomed moccasin boots were here to stay. Thankfully, we now know they were not.
Meatpacking district original Florent Morellet failed to understand the Read More
Victoria Beckham‘s designs look a lot like Roland Mouret‘s because Mr. Mouret mentored the former Spice Girl through the entire design process. But now there’s chatter that the veteran designer’s influence went beyond mentoring. [Vogue UK]
French label Cacharel is the latest fashion house to cancel its spring Paris runway show Read More
Marco Zanini, formerly the designer of the revived Halston (which he left after two seasons of lukewarm reviews), has been named the creative director of Rochas and will show his first collection in Paris in March. [WWD]
Agent Provocateur has unvelied a new ad campaign featuring Helena Christensen as a pirate. Read More
Victoria Beckham has been announced as the face of Emporio Armani underwear collection for women; her husband, David Beckham, has been modeling for the men’s collection. [Vogue UK]
Ms. Beckham is also reportedly running in the New York City marathon this Sunday. [NBC via Racked] Read More