Why would anyone opt to gather in a sweaty room on 21st Street between 5th and 6th avenues on a Thursday night while people were lined up on the sidewalk to get in to the plethora of neighboring bars?
Why, to attend Vanity Fair fashion market director Michael Carl’s Fleetwood Mac-themed spin cycle class, of course!
Last night, close to 40 fashion and PR industry types gathered at Flywheel Sports, the popular spinning gym and notorious SoulCycle rival, to pedal furiously while an instructor in a cut-off shirt at the front of the room yelled at them not to use their towel — “Sweat is sexy!” — in a harshly Brooklyn-twanged accent.
If you are wondering how a seventies band like Fleetwood Mac could possibly have been sucked into this sweaty spin class, you’re not alone. “I’m obsessed with Fleetwood Mac,” said Mr. Carl, by way of an explanation. “It’s all I listen to, it’s all I care about.”