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?
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)