He may not be a household name, but renowned architect Peter Marino has played a key role in shaping the image of some of the world’s top luxury brands, designing stores for the most elite names in the business. He’s the man behind any Louis Vuitton, Dior, or Chanel boutique that you’ve ever visited.
So it makes perfect sense that the Financial Times invited Marino to speak at the dinner portion of last week’s FT Business of Luxury Summit at the Plaza Hotel. There, clad in his signature all-leather duds, he sat down in discussion with the paper’s fashion editor Vanessa Freidman to speak about the notable artwork he’s commissioned for his bespoke boutiques. “I think luxury brands want people to equate anything exquisite in life with their product,” Marino said of the reasoning behind his design hallmark.
Moncler and Miami are two words that wouldn’t necessarily seem to go together. But amidst the festivities of Art Basel, this clothier associated most strongly with mountaineering wear celebrated its 60th anniversary in the most glamorous–and unexpected–of settings.
MIAMI–Last night, part-time Miami resident Bruce Weber hosted a signing for his new book, All-American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons amidst of Art Basel-mania at The Standard.
While party guests including Chelsea Handler–who attended with her beau, hotelier Andre Balazs–Riccardo Tisci and Anouck Lepere sipped tequila in the Standard’s waterfront garden, we caught up with Weber for some questions about the inspiration behind All-American, working with Grace Coddington, and whether we can expect a gay kiss in an Abercrombie ad anytime soon.
Titans of the footwear industry mingled alongside shoe-obsessed celebs like Victor Cruz, Fergie, Miranda Kerr, and more at last night’s 26th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards held at MoMa.
But the real star of the night was shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award. “I am not so naive as to not know that there are thousands of people in this industry who work as hard as I do,” said Weitzman of the honor. “Not everybody gets noticed, so it’s pretty humbling to be noticed.” Well, Weitzman has been noticed by everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to Beyonce, who recorded a special video congratulating him (“I’ve danced literally 1,000 miles in his amazing shoes,” she shared). So is there anyone Weitzman wishes he could see in his designs?
Last night Glamour magazine celebrated their annual Women of the Year Awards at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. The evening honored courageous women and celebrities like Jenna Lyons, Missy Franklin, and Selena Gomez for their charity and progressive leadership. It was full of surprises too.
Building in Chelsea for the Housing Works Fashion for Action opening benefit two nights ago. The non-profit organization raises funds for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS through this annual blowout designer shopping event featuring brand spankin’ new (and majorly discounted) items donated from the likes Black Fleece, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory and Band of Outsiders.
We caught up with Swedish superstar blogger Elin Kling at last night’s Acne Paper party. Read on to find out what she had to say about her design aspirations. Party pics of beautiful people like Alexa Chung and Sofia Coppola included.
What happens when you put funny ladies Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and more in a room and let them all swear and talk about vaginas? Find out!
Unless you were under any illusions otherwise (we doubt you were): Barneys really, really knows how to throw a good party.
So you can imagine our excitement when the department store invited us to dinner and drinks at the NoMad Hotel’s rooftop to celebrate Rag & Bone‘s latest bag this past Monday–a much-needed respite from NYFW’s crazy schedule.
At Lucky magazine’s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference, bloggers came from all over the country to network and listen in on insight from speakers like the Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren, Rachel Zoe, The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, Barneys’ Simon Doonan and reality TV star-turned-fashion designer/blogger Lauren Conrad. Naturally, awesomeness ensued. Here’s the four most important things I learned throughout the course of the day.