There are few things New Yorkers love better than real estate, especially when it's of the outrageously grand sort. Monday night, the curious got an eyeful when interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud swung open the doors to the eight story,...
There are few things New Yorkers love better than real estate, especially when it's of the outrageously grand sort. Monday night, the curious got an eyeful when interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud swung open the doors to the eight story, 8,000-square-foot town house on East 64th Street where she has been busy performing a miraculous "reverse renovation" over the past four years. Guests like Anne Slater, Arriana von Hohenlohe Boardman, Lulu de Kwiatkowski and Vanessa von Bismarck trooped up the stairs to check out the double-height library, where the outspoken movie director Otto Preminger, the previous owner, once had his screening room. They sipped cocktails by a fountain in the backyard and counted the building's windows from the terrace.The party was a chance for Champalimaud and husband Bruce Schnitzer to show off all the work they've done on the place--nicknamed Otto--before some lucky mogul comes up with the $12.5 million asking price. But while Preminger went in for a spare Sixties look to show off his Contemporary Art collection, Champalimaud, who gutted the building, has given it an elegant, European polish. 18th-century hand-painted Portuguese tiles and 16th-century stone are used throughout. The gently turning main staircase is domed by an oval-shaped skylight.Coralie Charriol, for one, was smitten with the place. "I just got engaged and somebody told me that this would be a good starter home," she said, laughing. "I'll have to sell a lot of handbags and jewelry before that happens."Champalimaud hopes someone sensitive to her work will move in. "When houses aren't well cared for or loved enough by the people who live in them,you get a sense of that right when you step in the door," she said.So far, no serious offers have been made. "Everyone is having such a good time," said Champalimaud. "No one is at all serious."
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)