Fashion Week Observed
While taking lunch seems to be a dying privilege in NYC, there are still some New Yorkers who have time for leisurely midday meals. Last week, supermodel and entrepreneuse Petra Němcová invited us to lunch at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina, where we chatted about her recently launched sustainable home decor company, Be The Light, which is based on her extensive global travel.
Last night’s Style Awards may have kicked off Fashion Week (and, unfortunately, Rosh Hashanah…though that didn’t seem to stop Zac Posen from attending), but that wasn’t the only “first” it had going for it. Presented in partnership with CNN (who will be getting original content during all of Fashion Week,) the 10th Annual Style Awards were taped, but not for a live performance…the ceremony will “premiere” on Saturday, September 14. Which seems a little odd, since that’s way after Fashion Week, but oh well! The mood in Lincoln Center’s Theater was oddly subdued, despite the A-list attendees including host Nicole Richie, Amar’e Stoudemire, Victor Cruz, Kate Upton, Christie Brinkley and a special performance by Ariana Grande. Perhaps that had something to do with the night’s MC, VH1′s Sherrod Small, who tried his best to get the room laughing, but clearly didn’t know that the majority of the fashion industry are not straight men.
The Eight-Day Week
Fashion Week has gotten so violent this year! First we had the news of Milk Studios founder Mazdack Rassi getting sucker-punched at the Alexander Wang after party, and now PR maven Lynn Tesoro has slapped Jennifer Eymere, editor of the French magazine Jalouse with a million-dollar lawsuit for physically assaulting her at the Zac Posen show last weekend.
Fashion Week 2011
And they said it’d never work! Those two crazy brands—chic Japanese line Yohji Yamamoto and utilitarian workout brand Adidas—bound themselves in diffusion-line matrimony with the 2002 launch of Y-3 sports gear; tonight’s late-night party celebrates the 10th anniversary of the clothes that you’d wear to work out in if you weren’t worried about sweating on Read More
Fashion Week 2011
Pretty-boy designer Zac Posen returns to New York with a chic collection of evening gowns fit for the red carpet…and the little mermaid. Runway models channeled their inner Ariel as Posen wowed the crowd with a formidable amount of mermaid flare. Read More
At all three parties The Observer attended Saturday night, we heard the usual refrains from the people guarding the door: “You’re wasting your time;” “I can’t help you tonight, sir;” “No” (our personal favorite). We got in anyway, of course.
There were two security guards outside the entrance to the Mondrian Hotel Saturday night for Read More
Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough chop down trees and tend to their cows, goats, sheep and chickens at the property they bought in the Berkshires last year. [The Cut]
Zac Posen‘s mother and chair of his company, Susan Posen, announced she would be leaving the company. [Read More
Onetime boy wonder and native New Yorker Zac Posen might show his next collection in Paris, reports WWD.
He sounds a little huffy. In France, “they understand my clothes,” he tells the paper:
He added that in Europe, “my clothes are respected.” Meaning that such is not the case in New York? Read More
Zac Posen’s mom has returned to her post as CEO of his company, following a three-year break from the position. And having your mom as your CEO is great, reports the Wall Street Journal, assuming that your mom is a hardcore mergers and acquisitions attorney:
As Zac prepared to launch a fashion Read More
The Observer‘s Chloe Malle reported earlier this month that Zac Posen was designing a condo development. Malle got a glimpse of the development’s campaign before it was pulled from YouTube; but now it’s back online, and will be appearing on taxi TVs this week.
The Times both posts the clip Read More