Some would say you've made it in New York when Patrick McMullan takes your picture. But really it depends on how exactly you want to make it. If the fashion and socialite party scene is your dream, then yes, Patrick, or lately his son Liam, is an important part of one's initiation into the world of parties and its fervent online documentation. So we're guessing there's supposed to be something very aspirational about the Patrick McMullan Studio 54 shower curtain for sale on Urban Outfitters, (or here). Every time you get out of the shower to slip into your party dress you get a black and white glimpse of the New York party scene at its height and inspiration for the night ahead. Now we're just waiting for word of people commissioning their own shower curtains and bringing the party into the bathroom, which we think is kind of creepy. But, if you love the scene so much that you want all of your friends in the shower with you, this is probably meant for you. So, um, enjoy!
What Went Wrong with Patrick Robinson at the Gap
When we first heard that Patrick Robinson had been dismissed as the head designer of Gap almost exactly a year ago, we can't say we were completely surprised. With sales still looking dismal, the brand cleaned house at an executive level days before they canned Robinson--you could say he was a sitting duck. Still, we wondered, with a talent as big as Robinson's (the Vogue darling has designed for Giorgio Armani, Perry Ellis, and Paco Rabanne) and a brand as powerful as Gap's: What went wrong? Apparently, a lot of things. This weekend the Sunday Styles took an in depth look at the various ways the Gap is trying to get back on its feet, namely with cleaner, better organized and peppier stores. More interestingly, the article delves (in a really dishy way!) into why Gap has been floundering these past few years, and, well, let's just say it doesn't exactly reflect kindly on Robinson.