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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Media-Whore D'oeuvres









Karen Elson, Tabitha Simmons


"What to do after a full day of watching shows? Let's go to the movies! On Wednesday, The Cinema Society gave us a welcome break from the front row to catch a screening of TriStar Pictures' Pompeii at the Crosby Street Hotel. The Paul W.S. Anderson flick stars Game of Thrones' Kit Harington, Emily Browning, and Kiefer Sutherland and tells the tale of a slave turned gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he fights to to save his lady as Pompeii crumbles around him. And you thought fashion week was stressful! The Cinema Society gang hitting the screening included Paul Haggis, Carrie Preston, Matt Harvey, Olivier Theyskens, Lindsay Ellingson, Karen Elson (who came directly from sitting front row at Anna Sui), Julie Henderson, Sante D’Orazio, Louisa Krause, Tabitha Simmons, Cory Bond, Alex Lundqvist, Emily DiDonato, RJ King, Tobian Sorensen, and Pat Cleveland. (Who knew models were so into killer volcanos?) After the screening guests carried on to the cozy penthouse of the East Village Standard where they were the first to preview Grey Goose Le Melon. Now back to the shows... Pompeii explodes into theatres on Feb 21st." (Fashionweekdaily)




"Today is the last day of New York Fashion Week. I didn’t get to any shows this year, for the first time in many. Ellin Saltzman, who knows the market and the business, is the best commentator around when it comes to explaining what she sees and how she thinks it applies to the customer. Me, I wouldn’t know the first thing about it. In the earlier years, I went to the tents in Bryant Park. There was an excitement about the place; the thrill of the new and the never-seen-before as well, and the thrill of being in New York which has long been the center of American fashion with its century-old garment industry. The Shows move to Lincoln Center expanded and institutionalized the week, and the business of showing. Now it’s an international business in and of itself, laced with current contemporary celebrities whose clothes are more like costumes half the time, and something of a bore. This year a lot of designers (and there are a lot of them) are going to other venues, many of which are downtown. So the sense of a center, a convocation of fashion, of a core, that was provided by the temporary tents in Bryant Park, has been diffused and scattered." (NYSD)

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