ARCHITECTURE High Line The hundreds who attended the Calvin Klein anniversary bash last fall got a preview, but come spring, the High Line at last opens Sections 1 and 2 so now the rest of the masses will be able to wander the much-anticipated park along the former elevated train tracks on Manhattan’s West Side.
FESTIVAL Man Hong Kong Literary Festival Who knew Hong Kong had one of the best literary festivals around? Local bookworms can catch Ian McEwan on his only day in town when he appears at a festival lunch at M on the Fringe. But Yann Martell, Mitsuyo Kakuta, Anne Enright and Edward Larson will be among the other authors on hand for the two-week event, which begins March 8. FILM The Lovely Bones Peter Jackson takes a departure from hobbits and wizards to helm this adaptation of Alice Sebold’s dark novel. The cast includes Rachel Weisz, Saoirse Ronan and Mark Wahlberg—who replaced Ryan Gosling when the Canadian actor left over creative differences just a day before filming started. Out March 13.
FOOD Marea Come March, the chef-and-owner duo behind the much-vaunted Alto and Convivio, Michael White and Chris Cannon, partner for a third time to open Marea, an Italian seafood restaurant, in the former San Domenico space on New York’s Central Park South. Meanwhile, San Domenico will be reincarnated as SD26, a hipper version of the venerable institution, on East 26th Street. Book now.
DANCE Merce Cunningham at 90 The minimalist choreographer (and living legend) fetes his milestone birthday with a gala and a world premiere at Brooklyn’s BAM on April 16. The piece, created in collaboration with band Sonic Youth, former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and composer Takehisa Kosugi, will feature the artists performing live.
FASHION “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Arguably the year’s most in-demand social ticket, the Costume Institute gala takes over the Metropolitan Museum on May 4, with honorary chair Marc Jacobs and co-chairs Kate Moss, Justin Timberlake and Anna Wintour. Start saving to buy one of the $125,000 tables.
FILM Bruno Sasha Baron Cohen’s character made a splash during the last fashion weeks in Milan and Paris, and come May 15, the results will be on screen, along with all the people he duped. Could Bruno do for fashion what Borat did for Kazakhstan?
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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