Thursday, January 31, 2008
Dries Van Noten; most noteably known for his participation with five other Belgian designers who made up “Antwerp Six”. These designers revolutionized fashion shows since the early 80’s. The most famous show was at the British Designer Show in London in 1988, geared to attract international press and buyers to view their collections.
Van Noten was born in 1958 into a family of retailing, manufacturing, and sourcing. He graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1981 while working as a freelance designer. He also worked as a buyer until he created his own fashion line, which debuted in 1986. Since then, he has opened boutiques in Antwerp, Milan, and Paris. His collections are sold in over 400 stores worldwide, selling 100,000 pieces daily.
First, Power America co-director and former Congressman Jack Kemp discusses his work in Washington and his possible bid for the Republican nomination for President in 1996. Then, author Anne Rice talks about her career in literature, her writing process, and the film adaptation of her novel "Interview with the Vampire", which stars Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Finally, influential fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and "Vogue" magazine creative director Andre Leon Talley discuss the world of design and the latest trends in fashion.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Richard Johnson Page Six - January 30, 2008 -- CHRISTIE Brinkley wants to save the Town of Southampton from ugly telephone poles. The supermodel has launched a petition drive to stop the Long Island Power Authority from putting up new, 48- to 60-foot utility poles rather than underground cables. "They will remove many of our beautiful trees to raise the unsightly poles - miles of them," she writes in a letter to residents. "Will they withstand a nor'easter? An ice storm? A hurricane? Will our escape route be blocked by a heavy pole?" The petition has drawn more than 2,000 signatures so far, including those of Bruce Weber, Ross Bleckner, Harry Evans and Carl Bernstein.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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January 29 2008 - I see that the much-admired Ingrid Sischy has resigned from the magazine she made so popular - Interview, originally set up by Andy Warhol and Bob Colacello. Ingrid is an intellectual writer with a big "fan club" among the celebrities who circulate in SoHo and TriBeCa. So we shall see what innovative thing she and partner Sandy Brant decide to do next. I'm betting it'll be spectacular. LIZ SMITH THE NEW YORK POST
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January 29, 2008 -- PETER Brant might as well have told Ingrid Sischy, "And don't let the door hit you on your way out," after he bought out his ex-wife's half of Interview magazine last week. Sischy edited Interview for 18 years, working closely with the publisher, her longtime girlfriend, Sandy Brant. But Peter sounded like he was still wounded that his wife left him for a woman. Asked what the magazine would be without Sischy and her extensive contacts driving the content, Brant told WWD: "To say that Interview is a product of Ingrid's friends . . . that's like saying, 'What's Vogue going to be like without [former editor] Grace Mirabella?' Anna Wintour does a really great job." Glenn O'Brien, Interview's new editor, whom Peter has cast as the new Wintour, promised in the Times to make Interview "more international and artistic - and definitely funnier." And Brant twisted the knife, saying, "I just thought they could really use some direction, going forward, of a younger generation of people." Friends of Ingrid were shocked at Brant's ungallant slap at a gifted editor who devoted so much work and so many years to making his magazine profitable. - RICHARD JOHNSON PAGE SIX
Monday, January 28, 2008
January 28, 2008 -- RUSSIAN model Natalia Vodianova, 25, retired from the catwalk last week after walking in Valentino Garavani's final show in Paris. To celebrate, the mother of three is taking Valentino to Moscow for a week and then to Brazil for Carnivale. "She may do another show in the future," said a source, "but only for $500,000 or this large pink diamond she's had her eye on." The night of Valentino's last show, his longtime right-hand man, Carlos Souza, also retired, and his head of public relations, Annelise Peterson, left to join Alberta Ferretti next month.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
January 26, 2008 -- AGELESS model Carmen Dell'Orefice, 78, turned career counselor when three of Ford Models' hottest babes, Tori Praver, Jessica Joffe and Alex Brown, asked her for the secret to longevity in the modeling business. "Go to bed early, drink lots of water, and avoid the hard stuff," Carmen told the beauties at photographer Fadil Berisha's Rolex bash at Ultra.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
"Nick Cave" continues through Feb. 23 at 2100 Smallman St., Strip District. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 412-261-7003 or www.contemporarycraft.org.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
January 17, 2008 -- AFTER Frank Sinatra took photos of the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier bout for Life magazine in 1971, Ol' Blue Eyes presented a poster-size, autographed print of the pugilists to his pal, restaurateur Jimmy Weston, who proudly displayed it on the wall at his legendary saloon on East 54th Street until the place closed in 1989. When the former cop died in 1997, his daughter, Jaime Weston, inherited the 2-by-4-foot photo. "In 1998, I had an opportunity while working for Ermenegildo Zegna to meet Mr. Ali and have him sign it. We were dressing him for the GQ Men of the Year Awards," Weston recalls. "I walked in to his hotel room with his tuxedo in one hand and this huge photo in the other." On Monday, after Page Six reported Frazier would be attending a party to promote Saturday's Roy Jones Jr.-Felix Trinidad fight, Jaime, now an NFL executive, carried the jumbo print into Pop Burger on East 58th Street, where Smokin' Joe graciously signed it after asking, "Where am I in this picture?" Now the circle is complete. When it was suggested to Weston that she immediately auction the triple-signed photo on e-Bay, she said, "My father told me never to sell it."