How Scott Stringer Became New York's Most Fashionable Candidate
Last night New York City comptroller candidate Scott Stringer hosted a fundraiser at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea. The world "comptroller" alone sounds utterly and terminally unhip--and Stringer, himself, middle-aged white guy politician and wearer of practical suits, doesn't exactly scream "cool" either. Yet, the event could have easily been mistaken for an exclusive fashion party. The host committee read like a veritable who's who of the fashion industry and downtown scene: Lena Dunham, The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine, Pamela Love, Emily Weiss, Vogue's Chloe Malle and Thessaly La Force, and Claire Distenfeld were all listed. Harper's Bazaar's Laura Brown and Prabal Gurung came out, too. So why were they there?