Monday, September 10th

Munchy munchy me likee French Toast on a stick! That’s right, folks … it’s still Fashion Week! Things kick off today with the Kate Spade/Jack Spade breakfast (unlike the good old days of a few years back, the company has stopped handing out pricey gift bags). Meanwhile a parade of pretty dresses (lots of “ooohs” and “aaahhs” come from the normally tight-sphinctered front row seats) grace the big tent (which should probably be beginning to smell just a bit off by now) as Carolina Herrera, Nanette Lepore, Jill Stuart, and Oscar de la Renta present their spring lines. In the mix is Milly, the ultimate in feminine free-flowing frocks, designed by Michelle Smith—who told us that Doris Duke (finally!) was a big inspiration for her line. “It will have a patrician but slightly eccentric look,” she said. “Last season was 1960’s mod, but this season, I’m going to feature the sexy hourglass shape.” Ms. Smith, who recently had a baby girl (ker-PLOP!), thought that she probably wouldn’t do anything post-show besides dinner with the family. “I always see my parents in the first row. My mom doesn’t cry anymore.” The look of Milly’s show will be “estate,” with a garden background and actual hedge—but no pissy servants, thank goodness! And bringing up the rear will be the Marc Jacobs show at the Amory. For the rest of the city not striving to inhale the musk of fashion fabulousness (smells like crayons, by the way) the 1966 Mike Nichols film of Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, famously starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal and Sandy Dennis, screens in Battery Park. Hint: this ain’t no date movie, Swampy!

[Kate Spade/Jack Spade, 48 West 25th Street, 7th floor, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., by invitation only; Carolina Herrera, Nanette Lepore, Jill Stuart, Oscar de la Renta, Milly, and Marc Jacobs, for showtimes and locations, www.mbfashionweek.com; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, 7 p.m., www.rivertoriver.org]

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 10th