Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

American Style Icon: C.Z. Guest (the real thing)

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This month, Rizzoli releases a sumptuous tribute to the legendary social icon C.Z. Guest, who romped through the 20th-century beau monde with unending vivacity and style. From her birth in 1920 into an upper-crust Boston family to her 1947 marriage to Winston Guest (a Churchill relation) to her years ping-ponging between swank parties and rustic gardens, she […]

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Amaris Jones of South Street at the Chicken Coupe Event

Amaris Jones, proprietor and chef of South Street, located in the Miami Design District.

No bird is safe on Saturday, February 23rd, when the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival debuts a new event, Chicken Coupe. Hosted by chef Andrew Carmellini at the W South Beach—where he runs the Miami outpost of his New York destination restaurant The Dutch—the event showcases the delectable combination of champagne and […]

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Steve Rubell’s Studio 54 Auction: everything must blow!

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Quick! What do a sterling-silver Bulgari postcard, an invitation to the premiere of the 1978 film The Wiz, an Andy Warhol Polaroid of Grace Jones, and a diploma from Syracuse University have in common? Well, they’re all going on the block tomorrow in West Palm Beach, when Palm Beach Modern Auctions sells a collection of rare memorabilia from […]

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New York: VAULT Named One of the Magazine Industry’s Hottest Launches

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This month, out of a field of more than 800 magazines premiering this year, Vault was celebrated as one of the 16 Hottest Launches by Min Online, “Another upscale magazine—a common theme of the hot magazines coming to the marketplace—came out of the vault. A chic devotional to art, etiquette and the world of being social, Vault is […]

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Venice’s Fondazione Prada Looks at Art Multiples

“Surrealist object that functions symbolically—Gala’s Shoe” by Salvador Dalí (1932/1975). Courtesy of the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).
Currently on display at the Fondazione Prada, Venice as a part of ‘The Small Utopia Ars Multiplicata’ curated by Germano Celant (now through 25 November 2012).

Last year, to much buzz, Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, launched the Venetian outpost of their art-centric Fondazione Prada in the 18th-century palazzo Ca’ Corner Della Regina. Now, the organization’s second exhibition there, “The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata,” is drawing international acclaim. Curated by Germano Celant, the show investigates the meaning of art […]

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Grace Coddington’s Limited-Edition Collection for Balenciaga

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Parisian luxury label Balenciaga has collaborated with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington on a limited-edition collection to launch on September 6th for Fashion’s Night Out. The accessories feature sketches of Coddington’s beloved cat, Pumpkin, wearing Balenciaga runway looks from the past 10 years. Karl Lagerfeld and his new cat, Coupette, have been gunning for the […]

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Rizzoli’s New Book on the Cartier Tank Watch

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Created by Louis Cartier in 1917, the iconic Tank watch has always been one of the Parisian jewelry house’s most venerable and glamorous designs. The rectangular face, fashioned in gold or platinum and often decorated with gemstones, has adorned the wrists of some of the century’s most luminous celebrities, from Clark Gable and Andy Warhol to […]

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THE BARTON G. INTERVIEW: WITH JULIAN NICCOLINI OF THE FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT

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On any given weekday, half the patrons are billionaires. This is the rarefied arena over which Julian Niccolini—the favorite host of America’s plutocracy—presides. As co-owner and master of ceremonies of New York’s venerable Four Seasons restaurant, Niccolini acts as the rollicking, sometimes whimsical choreographer of this luncheon-as-theater, with many of the world’s most powerful people […]

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