Tuesday, December 07, 2004

A Little of the Old In and Out

In: The GQ Men of the Year Party. According to Fashionweekdaily, last Thursday:

"... Macy Gray?who earlier had quite a friendly exchange with Jim Caviezel on the red carpet, prompting many to joke, 'Look, it?s Jesus and Macy Gray'?danced atop a table. But regardless, nothing short of a call from the folks at the Gucci Group was going to stop Tom Ford from breaking his conversation with dinner mate Hayden Christensen. The same for Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, who huddled with Paris and Nicky Hilton and Diego Luna during the festivities. Even P. Diddy left a nearby party where he was being honored to partake in the pomp and circumstance, joining Usher and Jamie Foxx?who almost didn?t make it?to celebrate the many honors bestowed upon them by GQ."

Sounds like quite party. But who invited Caviezel?

Out: Peter Jennings. Thems mean streets if you're the Canadian accented ("eh?") prototype of the Blue State sophisticate talking head on the incresingly red-state influenced medium. With typical hyperbole, Drudge reports/screams:


Okay, stop shouting, Matt, we get it. Sucks to be Peter Jennings, wedged in between a lame duck at Black Rock and a Cabbage Patch newby in the Brokow chair, you came in a distant second. Fuck.

In: Fur: The Dialogue. Finally, no blood being thrown, cooler heads have prevailed, leaving us with just a simple dialogue between two opposing sides, in an art gallery. How elegant a solution. Reuters reports:


"(Metropolitan Museum) officials are braced for controversy over 'Wild: Fashion Untamed,' an exhibit of fashion's use of fur and feathers that opens this week with such graphic items as a jaguar's head purse and a hat adorned with stuffed parakeets.

"The exhibit looks at animalism and concepts of femininity, sexual fetishes, seduction, excess, coquetry and class standing.

"... 'It's been with us since the beginning of couture,' curator Andrew Bolton said on Monday.

"Despite all the show's skins and skulls, the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals opted against its well-known protest tactics like throwing animal blood and instead worked with the museum to help promote its message.

"'It very much signals a change in the way we trying to change fashion from within the industry rather than from the outside,' said PETA spokesman Michael McGraw."

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