In: DVF. Once again, Fashion Week. The city quickens (if that is possible) and left coast celebrities migrate to our night clubs. This time, sandwiched between the Cronkite memorial and the looming Health care battle. Fashion Week also has its Queen. From the salmon-colored weekly:
"Examining the Spring 2010 Fashion Week schedule — and how futuristic that date seems; why are we not walking around in plastic spacesuits as Courrèges forecast?—one is struck by how designerly the whole affair has become—not about Cindys and Lindas and Naomis but Doo.Ri and Charlotte Ronson and Tory Burch.
"This is partly thanks to idiot shows like Project Runway, of course (now anyone, from Alabama to Antwerp, can make clothes). But a symbolic debt is also owed to the president of the Council of Fashion Designers, a near-universal idol of New York women: Diane von Furstenberg.
"A refreshingly unstarched 63, Ms. von Furstenberg, with her memoirs, her bustling civic involvement, her mysterious marriage to mogul Barry Diller, appears to be at the peak of her game. Fashion Week may be technically at Bryant Park, but its heart beats downtown, in the meatpacking district, where West 14th Street has become an international shopping district that arguably surpasses Madison Avenue: Stella McCartney, the complex of Scoop stores, the department store Jeffrey.
Anchoring it all is Ms. von Furstenberg’s headquarters on Washington Street."
We love the fact that the Observer finds the von Furstenberg-Diller alliance as mysterious as we do.
Out: Jude Law. The model who is expecting Jude Law's love child has started a blog. R'uh-roh! From Thisislondon:
"Jude Law faces potential embarrassment after the model expecting his love child set up a blog giving regular updates on her pregnancy.
"The 36-year-old actor is expecting a daughter with Samantha Burke, 24, after a one-night stand in New York at the beginning of the year.
But her internet posts are set to leave him squirming as she promises to 'offer her fans a way to keep up with her daily life as she juggles her career and motherhood.'
Their baby is due next month and Ms Burke has already named her Sophia. But cynics are already suggesting the blog is merely capitalising on her new-found fame as it features ads telling readers how to contact her managers.
"In the latest blog, she writes: 'Only a month to go until I welcome Sophia into this world. I'm excited, of course, but a little anxious too. 'There is still so much to do to get ready. With all that I have left to do, I'm going to sign off from this blog for now.
"'Be sure to check back with me after Sophia arrives. I can't wait!'
We're fairly sure that Jude Law, about to have his fourth kid, would, if he could, wait.