About half an hour after the 10:11 a.m. incident Wednesday, the Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City, N.Y., was placed in lockdown, at 10:45 a.m. Shortly before 1 p.m., police were allowing those inside any of the mall’s 270 stores to exit should they choose to. After police searched the area, the mall reopened to the public and planned to close at its normal time of 9:30 p.m. Some stores remained closed since they had already sent their employees home, said a spokesman for Simon Properties, which owns the Roosevelt Field mall.
“We are encouraging people to call the stores they are interested in going to beforehand,” the spokesman said.
The mall planned to operate under its normal business hours Thursday.
“The police are still searching for the suspect, but there was never any indication that he was on the premises,” the spokesman said.
Nassau County Police said the suspect killed one man and wounded another at Save Energy, a light fixture company located at 645 South Street. According to NCP’s Office of Information, “An Asian man, armed with a handgun, entered Save Energy, confronted the employees and began shooting, striking two male victims. At that time, the suspect fled the scene in a white colored SUV in an unknown direction. One male victim has succumbed to his injuries, and the second male victim is currently in surgery at a local hospital.”
The suspect has been identified by police as Sang Ho Kim, who is about 63 years old and about 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a gray or brown suit jacket, and fled the scene in a white Honda Pilot with a New York license plate registered as FMA3648. A photo of the suspect is available though the Public Information Office.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast