Despite their hefty price tags, which range anywhere from $2,490 to $68,000, Saint Laurent dresses are in seriously high demand. According to Bloomberg, Hedi Slimane’s frocks have been selling so well that they’ve compensated for Gucci’s declining handbag sales and helped to raise parent company Kering’s profits by a whopping 4 percent. Looks like there are more moneyed scenesters out there than we had originally thought.
Last night in the seventh-floor Living Room at its Times Square location, W Hotels partnered with cultural organization Liberatum to present a “Living New York” panel discussion. Yahoo’s Joe Zee moderated the intimate chat, which included the likes of Karen Elson, Prabal Gurung, architect Karim Rashid, and filmmaker Paul Haggis. The topic of the evening was the impact coming to New York had had on all of their lives.
Although Rashid had a cynical attitude—”New York has changed! There’s a Citibank and a Starbucks on every corner!”—Karen Elson’s comments proved that the model-turned-musician still has rosy eyes for the Big Apple. “Of course New York has changed,” said Elson. “It’s no longer the drug-addled punk days of Giuliani. But that’s what is so amazing. It’s reinventing constantly. In New York, you can be whoever you want to be. In New York, you can dream. That’s the thing for me.”
The conversation took an interesting turn when the digitization of our world—and the impact of none other than Style.com—came into the mix. Said Gurung of media’s effect on the creative class, “It’s a digital age, and I love it. I am so excited where things are going. I even love the narcissism of Instagram. But there’s a group of people who look at Style.com and say, ‘I want to do what everyone else is doing.’ Then there is someone like me who looks at Style.com and says, ‘I want to do something different.’”
When you’re a Victoria’s Secret Angel with more than 1.5 million Instagram followers, you practically have to share a selfie with your brand-new baby. Doutzen Kroes, whose Instagram feed has prominently featured her growing bump of late, revealed today that she gave birth to a baby girl, Myllena Mae. Kroes also tweeted the family portrait with her husband, Sunnery James, and their son, Phyllon: “A miracle saw the light of day this morning. Welcome Myllena Mae. Mommy, Daddy, and brother Phyllon are super proud!” Congratulations to the happy family!
Come December, Allison Williams of Girls fame will put on her green tights to play Peter Pan in NBC’s live rendition of the classic musical. The actress, who will finally get to show off her pipes in a manner that doesn’t make her look ridiculous (flashback to that time Marnie drunkenly serenaded her ex with some a cappella Kanye West), will be joined by Christopher Walken, set to play Captain Hook. This production is not to be confused with the forthcoming Peter Pan film whose cast includes Cara Delevingne, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, and Hugh Jackman. (Pan is having a real moment, it would seem.) According to a statement, the show’s producers felt Williams was a good fit because of her wit, her warmth, her musical abilities, and her “dynamic flying.” We’re not 100 percent sure what that means, but we look forward to seeing it.
Every day, Style.com’s editors reveal their current obsessions—and where to buy them. Check out today’s pick, below.
I have a deep, deep love of uniforms, and while skinny pants and blousy tees are my current go-tos, I’m considering adding skirts into the mix. This Organic by John Patrick number seems like the right first step. The elongated silhouette and dark hue lend it an air of sophistication, but the elastic waist and scuba material make it laid-back enough to wear every day. I might just have to take the plunge.
Organic by John Patrick pegged skirt, $655, Buy it now