Prince Harry will be making his first-ever formal visit to the United States later this month to participate in the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic, taking place on Saturday, May 30th.
The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will coincide with the 400th anniversary of New York and opening day of the Governors Island season.
Event proceeds will benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S.-based charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa. Continue reading →
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Designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, the 4,000-square-metre with the sinuous and futuristic spiral staircase in cream-coloured cement, had already been called by the Mayor Bloomberg as â€œGuggenheim Twoâ€.
”This is not just a great architectural masterpiece but is also a vote of confidence in the future of New York as a fashion capital,” Bloomberg added at the opening.
This new Armani store held an exclusive party to celebrate the opening of Armaniâ€™s latest piece of Manhattan real estate.
A host of celebrities were present at the event included Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Josh Hartnett, Milla Jovovich, Molly Sims, Ricky Martin, celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, Victoria Beckham, and a pregnant Mira Sorvino.
Armani created a “capsule collection” that will be available only in the Fifth Avenue, and some lucky celebs already wore it last night.
In the spirit of saving money, Halston presented its fall 2009 collection in a music video instead of on the runway.
The video stars Dree Hemingway, a ballerina and granddaughter of the writer Ernest Hemingway, running through a city, wearing a yellow Halston dress and heels, and passing by other Halston-wearing women.
The change in format was not due to economic strain, Bonnie Takhar, CEO of Halston maintained â€” “It was something we were planning since September, before the world fell apart.”
But it has worked out with the economy in mind: “A lot of peopleâ€™s budgets will be cut and many wonâ€™t be traveling to see the shows, and this is a way to be inclusive.”
Steve Vigar has designed a unique chess set. The topic of this handmade chess set is connected with the designerâ€™s life-long love of architecture and fascination with classic building design.
Three cities are beautifully represented: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. The pieces feature skylines and residential architectural styles crafted from exotic woods which are laser cut and then put together by hand
Pieces can be made in either light or dark woods, and clients often choose to pit different cities against each other.
Lufthansa has officially unveiled its new lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The facility encompasses nearly 16,000 square feet, about twice the size of the airline’s original.
JFK lounge, and features three levels, each dedicated to one of Lufthansa’s premium passenger segments – Business Class, Senator and First Class/HON Circle.
You can also get into the new lounge if youâ€™re a Frequent Traveler (35,000 miles a year) on any Star Alliance carrier : ) Continue reading →
LE BOOK – the international reference for the creative industry – announces the release of its New York 2009 edition, art by fashion â€œpunk glamor god and design icon Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004).
In what seems to be the â€œYear of Sprouseâ€, the publication celebrates his life with a three-volume reference featuring rare snapshots and sketches while showcasing the designerâ€™s work including album covers, sets and multi-media installations while dressing the likes of Madonna, Courtney Love, and Mick Jagger.
Stephen Sprouse personified the downtown club scene in NYC in the 80’s as well as clothing another fashion icon, Vogue’s Polly Mellon. Sprouse was close friends with his muse Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol. Continue reading →
Giorgio Armani has unveiled his vision for his latest store: Â« Massive Â» can’t even begin to describe the 43,000 square-foot space that will house all of the designer’s collections – from the mainline Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani ranges to Armani Casa and Armani Jeans.
Set along New York’s trend setting Fifth Avenue, the space, which formerly housed Hugo Boss, will give its customers a “total experience” that will include an in –house restaurant.
Armani himself was actively involved in the design, which was realised by architects Doriana and Massimilano Fukas – the creative minds behind the brand’s Chater House and Ginza Tower concept stores in Hong Kong and Tokyo respectively. Continue reading →
New Yorkers are used to living amongst huge skyscrapers around Madison Square Park but they have probably never seen anything like this.
For his first New York building, Daniel Libeskind has proposed a 900+ foot, 54-story glass condo with dripping sky gardens. Libeskindâ€™s creation would swoop up next to, and past, the 700-foot Met Life tower.
Initial designs show a glass-curtained tube with cutaways spiraling up and around the faÃ§ade to reveal segments of terraced verdure, like cultivated patches on the side of a steep alpine slope. Continue reading →