NY1 traffic reporter and Complex Magazine dating columnist Jamie Shupak went to DC this weekend to see what Washington’s “Nerd Prom” is all about. While her and her boyfriend, New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter didn’t attend the actual White House Correspondents Dinner (long-standing NYT company policy) they did hit all the weekend’s festivities. It’s Friday evening and I’m standing at the bar of The New Yorker’s party at the W Hotel with New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. We’re playing the first of many rounds of “New York – DC – Hollywood” which is exactly as it sounds. You point to a person in the room and based on their outfit, guess where they’re from. I warm him up with an easy one. “Dark blue satin,” I say, gesturing to a woman nearby who looks like she just walked off the floor of the Senate. He laughs to avoid answering. (The Commish is so politically correct.) He then looks down at his own getup – head-to-toe black of course – then back up to me. With a shrug and a smile he smirks, “New York.” This game, just like the intersection of DC political types, New York media, and Hollywood celebrities, is both fascinating and funny.
We already know who Time's 100 most influential people are--now it's time to find out which of them was best dressed at last night's gala! From Rihan
Diane von Furstenberg is arguably the grande dame of New York fashion, and not only because she's the president of the CFDA. Just try to walk to your seat at one of her shows; you'll bump into a powerful bunch of folks, who also happen to be her dear friends. This season was no exception--I almost tripped on Barbara Walters, who was sitting front row next to Oscar de la Renta. Anderson Cooper, Fran Lebowitz, and Rachel Zoe were there to show support, too. The Theatre at Lincoln Center was packed to the rafters. In between settling show scheduling conflicts with Milan and Paris and issuing CFDA guidelines about underaged models, DVF managed to find the time (with creative director Yvan Mispelaere) to create an amazing and sophisticated fall collection. When I saw the puzzle-piece-adorned invitation and show notes, I was a bit concerned that the pieces were going to be an over-arching design element. While deconstructed puzzle piece shapes showed up on a few pieces, it was more a metaphor (I think). DVF loves her woman, and after a poetic discussion in the line sheets about who this season's woman was, she ended with this sentence: "The pieces are coming together. The night is young; she is timeless." So was this collection.