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?
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)