2010 September 11

Herculean Challenge Alert!

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After mastering pole dancing with The Daily last season, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs have a new challenge in mind. "I'm trying to get Carly to do the High Heel-A-Thon," announced Michelle at the Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2011 show. "It's that crazy heel race in Central Park!" "Michelle is always amazed that I could furiously run after taxis in my heels," responded Carly. " Maybe I could take it one step further!"

2010 September 11

FNO's Most Wanted

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Nicolas Ghesquière: a face the man in question would not get to see. Nicolas Ghesquière: a face the man in question would not get to see.
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One would-be guest was so unhappy with his futile attempts to get into Balenciaga's at-capacity event last night (which boasted Nicholas Ghesquiere himself as well as a performance by Karen Elson) that he caused quite a scene at the door—which ended with him in handcuffs. The man—who clearly had had a few cocktails—was standing right on the edge of the rope and yelling (er, slurring) obscenities at anyone that did get let in. When security tried to get him to move, he stood his ground and yelled at them, “Touch me. I dare you to touch me. You’re not f**king cops.” Finally, security did grab him and pull him away from the door, whereupon our dear sloshed crasher fought them, yelled, and screamed---and it wasn’t long before the sirens showed up on West 22nd Street. Maybe FNO should be a little less generous with the gratis drinks next year?

2010 September 11

Tom Ford's Supersecret Plans Revealed!

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Sorry, Tom, but we can't help ourselves...For those of vous wondering what, exactly, the designer's women's presentation will entail, your Daily has the dish! Every model is a celebrity---think Beyonce, Lou Doillon, Victoria Beckham---and Tom will walk the ne plus ultra-elite audience through each look personally. Only one snapper will be allowed on-site---working directly under Tom---and photos aren't expected to be released until January, when the merch hits stores, in hopes of curtailing counterfeits. Everyone involved, from the flacks to the guests, have signed confidentiality agreements, and security at the event on Sunday will be extra-high. So if you don't already have an invite, well, dommage, but don't worry---you can read all about it in your Tuesday Daily!

2010 September 11

Isaac Tones It Down!

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"This time, I’m doing an extremely plain and untheatrical show. I’m not kidding. It’s just going to be beautiful girls in beautiful clothes. I think that’s the freshest thing of all. I think, on the theatrics, I just want to wait a minute and figure out what that means now. But it’s going to be dazzlingly beautiful. Come!" ---Isaac Mizrahi, on his upcoming Spring 2011 show

2010 September 11

A Moment With...Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra

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Chic caught up with the adorable Costello Tagliapietra duo as they were preparing for their Spring 2011 collection. As we spoke, Robert was helping Jeffrey button up his cardigan...

Do you typically help dress each other in the mornings?
R: Of course.

Tell me a little bit about the collection.
R. We kept seeing our friends and women around us just paying attention to how they dressed in the morning — kind of forgoing the jeans and wearing dresses to work. It was kind of inspiring to us because that's what we do. So we started looking toward the periods where people really did dress like that — they took time and there was kind of an individuality that came through in how you put an outfit together. You know, things like the 1930s and the '40s and the '70s and there's just this kind of amalgam of periods we're just being inspired by.

Anything to add to that?
J. He said it so eloquently.

I saw you guys are working with Airdye again. So are you going all eco friendly on us?
R. No, we only think of it as if you have an opportunity to be a little more conscious, I think you owe it to the world to do that. And I think this is such an unobtrusive way to do that — we're dyeing clothes anyway, so why not dye them the eco-friendly way to dye where we're not wasting water. For us it's just a way to contribute but it doesn't really effect anything.

Are you two green?
J. We always recycle, and buy flourescent bulbs all that stuff.

What are your plans now that your show's over?
R. We are going to be shucking oysters with Philip and Courtney Crangi.

I love oysters. How did that come about?
R. Oh, we've know Philip and Courtney forever and I think we were out one night and we were laughing and coming up with a fun thing to do and they have their little shop and we thought it was a cool thing to do — end of summer, almost.

Have you ever done it? They're really hard, aren't they?
R. No Philip was like, I'll teach you how to do it, I promise. I know I'm going to end up with bloody hands afterwards and nobody's going to want to eat the oysters.

What's your favorite place to eat oysters?
R. Last time we had them was at the the Standard, I think — the Standard Grill.

Any particular way you like them?
R. I don't eat them, so this is Jeffrey.
J. We just order the sample plate.

2010 September 10

Cybergoth Girls at Bensoni

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Sonia Yoon and Ben Channing Clyburn's Bensoni line has always been a go-to for utter adorable-ness, so when we heard this season was about cybergoths, we had to ask.

Tell us about the Spring collection!
Sonia: “We’re really excited to show this collection, because we feel like it’s our best yet. The collection is really about our society today and how people are all into being into nature and loving mother earth and being a part of the green moment and at the same time our world is on this crazy technology bullet train, and everyone’s digitally obsessed. And so we wanted to tell the story about this girl who is really a little bit of both. She’s hippie and bohemian, yet she’s modern and she’s on this acid trip into the future.

What era are you from, personally?
Sonia: I’ve gone through different phases in my life. I’ve been them all. And the girl we’re designing for is bohemian and relaxed during the day, and at night she kind of goes berserk as this cybergoth girl.

Are you tech savvy or luddites?
Ben: We’re totally tech savvy, definitely.
Sonia: Well, Ben more so is always on his Blackberry! I think that’s the case with a lot of people, and we are definitely supportive of the digital era. We’re all for it. We actually want it to go faster!

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