While 2002 delivered a glut of comfort food, The Strokes and their imitators, and turned the world into one giant yoga zone, 2003 promises pleasures of its own. Technology will embolden a new school of film heroes. Exercise fanatics will take heart...
While 2002 delivered a glut of comfort food, The Strokes and their imitators, and turned the world into one giant yoga zone, 2003 promises pleasures of its own. Technology will embolden a new school of film heroes. Exercise fanatics will take heart rates as low as they can go. And Jean-Georges Vongerichten will turn the fortune cookie haute.
More New York than any French bistro are the city’s Chinese restaurants, which day in and day out provide an urbanite’s true comfort food. Recently, however, foodies have been taking a fresh look at Chinese cooking, making their way down to Chinatown’s low-key favorite Yeah Shanghi Deluxe or heading to Grand Sichuan International to sample traditional fare.
And the opening of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Chinese spot 66 at the end of January makes it official: Chinese cooking is all the rage. Vongerichten will serve everything from dim sum to Peking duck to sesame noodles in the sleek TriBeCa restaurant, designed by Richard Meier with a glowing wall of saltwater aquariums and flapping red flags.
For Vongerichten, who has long championed fusion cuisine, eating Chinese food in New York is only natural, after all. "Once you have the palate, there’s no going back," says Vongerichten. "You’re seduced and you want it every day."
The next generation of video artists practically grew up with digital cameras in their hands. They know their film editing software inside out, and they’re much more subversive than their predecessors. Early 2003 will see shows by emerging video artists everywhere, including Chloe Piene’s edgy, fearsome video work at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert in New York and an exhibition of Dutch artist Aernout Mik’s eerie hyper-real imagery at The Project in Los Angeles.
At the Studio Museum in Harlem, assistant curator Christine Kim will launch "Veni Vidi Video," a video exhibition that will run 24-7 in the museum’s lobby and will include work by 11 artists, such as rising stars Iona Brown, Rico Gatson and Kevin Everson. "The next generation takes advantage of the familiarity a contemporary audience has with television and film and are able to integrate that with high art," Kim says. "Appeal isn’t their objective, but their work does communicate so well."
It’s not a miracle pill. But the Power-of-10 — a once-a-week, 20-minute resistance training workout that promises to get you into "the best shape of your life" — might be the closest thing to it. Who has time for daily 90-minute yoga classes, anyway?
According to Adam Zickerman’s new book, "Power-of-10" (Harper Collins), the weekly regimen is five to eight repetitions of six basic exercises. Each rep lasts 20 seconds: 10 seconds to lift the weight, and 10 to lower it. "It takes the muscle to a very deep level of fatigue," explains Zickerman, between training sessions at InForm Fitness, his New York center. One follower claims he went from "buffalo to buff in just two weeks!" A former aerobics instructor reports, "My butt is higher." Other devotees include time-starved execs like ceo’s and publishers. What are you waiting for?
Farewell to the fair-haired yummy-mummies with the blown straight locks. This year’s "It" girls are younger, sexier and single to boot. Curvy with cleavage to spare, and — gasp! — brunette at that, they know how to have a good time.
Emerging from the pack are Fabiola Beracasa, the daughter ofVeronica Hearst who burst onto the scene last fall after sowing her European oats, and Serra Kirdar, an exotic beauty who’s every bit as glamorous as her big sis, Rena Kirdar Sindi, who paved the way.
Call it the Saint-Tropez influence or a by-product of fashion’s S&M streak: The sexy socialite is back. After all, girls just want to have fun, don’t they?
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews