Friday, July 29, 2011

Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd

After a whirlwind romance of 50 — that’s right, 50 — years, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and retired publishing executive Parker Ladd are gittin’ hitched. The ceremony will take place in New York — where same-sex marriage becomes legal today — at 5 p.m. Tuesday in front of a judge and two witnesses, Glendina West and Michael Selleck. So what does the fashion designer to the stars wear when the spotlight is on the other foot, so to speak? “I’m wearing a navy blue suit with a pink-and-white striped shirt and a pink tie,” Arnold said. Parker’s wearing white flannel pants and a navy blue blazer. Veddy Palm Beach. So, why now? — other than because they can — we asked. “It’s been 50 years,” Arnold said. “We’ve waited long enough.” - SHANNON DONNELLY, Palm Beach Daily News

Fashionistas, socials and even a convicted media baron came to Le Cirque Tuesday for the wedding of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, who have been together 50 years. Guests including Martha Stewart, Tory Burch, Mica Ertegun, Alfred and Judy Taubman, Arlene Dahl, Marc Rosen, Iris Love and First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris were given postcards depicting the couple a half-century ago in Capri. But the real eye-turner was Conrad Black, who's due back in federal prison in September to complete his sentence for fraud. Bill Cunningham and Patrick McMullan photographed the cocktail party and a smaller dinner for 20. - PAGE SIX, The NY Post

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Alexander McQueen's Suicide Note: "Please Look After My Dogs."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, by Danica Lo, RACKEDWe just spent the last hour tearing our apartment apart looking for these images of McQueen's Dogs, which appeared in the winter-spring 2008-2009 issue of Arena Homme+. Photographs by Shari Hatt.Alexander McQueen's Will Made Public, Fashion Designer Leaves £50,000 to Dogs, Thousands More to Animal Charities
LONDON — Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in February last year, left £50,000 of his £16 million fortune to his beloved pet dogs, details of his will released Tuesday showed. McQueen, who found huge success with his provocative designs, left the equivalent of $82,000 or 56,500 euros to ensure his dogs were pampered after he was gone. The will, seen by AFP and originally released after a request from Britain’s Press Association news agency, said £50,000 was being left “for the upkeep and maintenance of my dog or dogs so long as my dog or dogs shall live.” He left behind three dogs called Minter, Juice and Callum, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported. Four charities — HIV and sexual health charity The Terence Higgins Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the London Buddhist Centre and animal welfare charity Blue Cross — each received £100,000 [~$165,000 USD]. - Google News

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harvey Weinstein to Drop Halston Fashion Brand

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harvey-weinstein-drop-halston-fashion-210884?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Compose%20-%20breaking_news_500px%20(45)%20(1)&utm_content=

Friday, July 8, 2011

SUZY MENKES

Fashion as Art?Since the seminal book “Marketing Culture and the Arts” by Fran├žois Colbert, a Canadian professor, appeared in the late 1990s, there is no doubt that fashion has become the big winner and its exhibitions money spinners.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/fashion/is-fashion-really-museum-art.html

Saturday, July 2, 2011