It might not have been New Orleans, but it was in French quarters that some of New York's leading ladies spent Fat Tuesday. Some 40 guests turned out at the French Consulate for a lunch for the benefit committee for the Colbert Foundation Gala on June...
It might not have been New Orleans, but it was in French quarters that some of New York's leading ladies spent Fat Tuesday. Some 40 guests turned out at the French Consulate for a lunch for the benefit committee for the Colbert Foundation Gala on June 8.
"I think it's nice that these ladies, who go everywhere and see everything, come into this room and still say, 'Wow, this is fantastic,"' observed Coco Kopelman, who is a benefit co-chair this year with Lucile Peyrelongue. Later that evening, those who took the holiday literally were free to work it off at the "Skate with the Greats" event at Rockefeller Center, a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House. The "greats" were the New York Rangers -- not, self-admittedly, Patty Hearst.
"I haven't skated much," said Hearst. "Although once, my parents decided for some strange reason that we should learn to skate, so one year it was skating lessons." Blaine Trump had to psyche herself up before indulging in any ice folly.
"I told my husband I was going skating, and he went out to the stationery store and bought me some bubble wrap," she laughed. "Maybe I'll start a trend."
But Vera Wang, once an Olympic skating hopeful herself, confessed to getting a little misty during the Winter Games. She took to the ice (in a little black Wang original) like it was Lillehammer -- and was easily the best there.
"That's not saying much, considering who's out there," she said. Later, the Young Friends of Save Venice took Mardi Gras to heart with a black-tie masquerade ball at Doubles. Among those present were Astrid Kohl and Veronica Bulgari. Alexandra Stafford, a co-chair of the event and one of the few people in full costume, thought the tone was more like Venice's Carnevale than Mardi Gras -- and as she lives between New York and New Orleans, she should know.
"It's more sedate, more demure," she observed of the evening. "I don't know why. Is it Clinton? They just haven't gone wild."
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye