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Santa's Backstage Pass To Big Apple Fashion

By Elizabeth Snead
Tuesday, 12/21/2004 12:00 AM
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December 21, 2004 @ 12:55 AM

Got a few fashionistas left on your Christmas list? Can't afford another pair of Sundance Uggs, the latest Prada bag or a pair of Manolos?

Then give the fashion gift that keeps on giving: "InTents", famous fashion photographer Patrick McMullan's new coffee table book chronicling the past decade of New York fashion at the Bryant Park tents.

What self-respecting fashion fan wouldn't be thrilled by an all-access pass to New York Fashion Week: from the backstage madness with barely-dressed models to the preening A-list stars, celebs and snooty magazine editors squatting in the front rows.

"InTents" is an unparalleled opus documenting the New York shows at their most public and most private. McMullan's photos capture the runway shows of the established designers, as well as fresh faces ... Read More


DOUG TROLAND GOES TO: THE OLATZ/INTERVIEW COCKTAIL PARTY

By Doug Troland
Sunday, 12/5/2004 12:00 AM
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      Last night, I attended the opening of Olatz, Olatz Schnabel's fine-linen boutique - a new very high-end linen shop on Clarkson Street. 

 

      I was alone so I first peered shyly into the storefront window to assess what level of social sophistication I needed to project.  Since it was relatively empty and I was seduced by the amply stocked bar I decided I had nothing to lose and headed straight for a glass of red wine.  No red wine!  Absolutely no red wine! A full bar ... Read More


ALEXANDER

By Danny Fields
Thursday, 12/2/2004 12:00 AM
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   I loved this movie, despite all those nasty reviews by people who were looking for history lessons or brilliant dialogue, neither of which Alexander provides to any competent extent.

 

   For dialogue, I’ll stick to All About Eve, and for history, you might watch the many “who was Alexander?” specials on the History and Discovery Channels, google the guy up (there are over a million hits), or even read a book, of which there are many.   But Alexander is, when the monologues, the ranting, and the very confusing geography lessons move to the background, the most gorgeous “big” movie in years. Those deserts, those ... Read More


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