August 22 2014

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5 posts tagged "Graydon Carter"

Revisit A Decade of House of Style Memories, And More of Today’s Top Stories


House of Style is coming back to MTV—naturally, this time around online and on social media. But for those of us old enough to remember the dearly departed original, nothing compares. Luckily, MTV thought of that, too: The channel has put a collection of the best moments from the original 1989-1999 series on a dedicated section of its site, so you can see Jean Paul Gaultier’s 1989 dance single, Winona Ryder discuss French style, and a young Graydon Carter sound off about Spy. Above, a photo from the show’s archives of Cindy Crawford interviewing Linda Evangelista in 1990. [MTV]

Supermodel TV stars of days gone by (that’s Cindy, Rebecca, and Molly of House of Style), meet the supermodel TV stars of today. Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, and Coco Rocha will be the judges of Oxygen Network’s forthcoming model-search reality show The Face. [Oh So Coco]

Stella McCartney’s “Little Miss Stella” character, who made her first appearance on the designer’s invitations for her Spring 2007 show, is back again, and this time she’s the star. McCartney has turned to the children’s character as inspiration for her new seven-piece kids capsule collection of T-shirts, jumpers, and more, available in Stella stores and online at the end of August. [Telegraph]

EBay is making moves in the fashion industry. The online marketplace has just been named the new multi-season sponsor of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward initiative. The project was designed to aid emerging British designers in developing their businesses in London. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of MTV

Duran Duran’s Super New Video, Lindsey Wixson’s Blonde Ambition, The Pig Stays Downtown, And More…


First Duran Duran teams up with Mark Ronson for its latest album, All You Need Is Now. Next on the eighties popsters’ revival agenda: supermodels. Naomi Campbell and slew of models will join the rock stars in their upcoming video. Might want to ask Kate Moss, while you’re at it—rumor has it she’s sorry she missed out on the music video opportunity when George Michael came knocking. [Grazia Daily]

She has walked in McQueen, danced with Madonna, and now 17-year-old model Lindsey Wixson wants to sing. Watch out Abbey Lee, Wixson is right behind you. [Vogue U.K.]

The Spotted Pig’s Ken Friedman is strictly a downtown man and that’s not changing any time soon. The restaurateur was rumored to be joining forces with Vanity Fair editor (and Waverly Inn and Monkey Bar proprietor) Graydon Carter to take over Elaine’s, but apparently, the legendary hot spot is a bridge too far. “I never even go that far uptown, and the only time I went to Elaine’s—ten years ago—she threw me out because my cell phone rang,” he tells Page Six. He might, however, be getting into Monkey [Bar] business with Jeff Klein. [Page Six]

Ready, set, IPO? Prada’s long-awaited listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has finally been approved and it is expected to kick off June 23 or 24. [WWD]

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

American Beauties


“It’s the overlap of the cultures that turns me on,” says Scott Hill, a veteran of Ralph Lauren and Gant, of his fascination with the early American republic. “The French, the English, the colonists, the Native Americans.” The proof’s in the pillows (and textiles, chairs, and bags) that Hill creates: French country toiles are silkscreened over images of iconic Americana, like from-the-archives images of Whitman and Poe, and the Declaration of Independence. His new home design shop, Old Village Hall, sits on a particularly metropolitan block in the East Village—two doors down from a boutique that will custom-make vampire fangs, no less—but looks like a clapboard store from a rural country town, which is exactly where it used to be. Following his business (Graydon Carter and Kate Winslet are two high-profile fans), Hill recently packed up his store in Andes, New York, a Catskills burg of less than 300 residents, and returned to the city. He’s brought the country air with him: In addition to custom orders, silk-screened pillows, and reupholstered armchairs and couches (starting around $400), he’s selling antiques and specialty goods picked up in his back-roads travels. That includes everything from vintage tin toy soldiers to landscape paintings to moonshine jugs of maple syrup. Everything that’s not nailed down in his homey shop is for sale…with one exception, that is. I admired a taxidermied red fox keeping a glassy-eyed watch over all the merchandise. “That’s Foxy,” Hill told me. “My daughter Coco would beat me up if I sold her.” As if summoned, Coco appeared next to me, as fiercely protective as any den mother. I went with a balsam-stuffed pillow instead.

Old Village Hall, 170 E. 2nd St., NYC, (212) 677-7307, Old Village Hall, 170 E. 2nd St., NYC, (212) 677-7307,

Romania Rules, Graydon’s Rules, And More…


Brazil tops the list of 2009′s emerging markets (no surprise there), but the number two slot goes to dark horse Romania. Who knew? [WWD]

If you’re looking for a seat at Monkey Bar, avoid “excessive socializing” while at the restaurant. According to Graydon Carter, this could lead to a 10 p.m. time slot (embarrassing!) or, worse yet, no reservation at all. [NYT]

Tinsley and Topper Mortimer could be calling it quits. Apparently her new love interest has a castle. [Page Six]

This week Bradley Cooper is dating Renée Zellweger. Try and keep up. [Page Six]

As of Monday, Kanye West’s Louis Vuitton kicks were behind schedule. Now they’re sold out. Figures. [The Cut]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

A Stella McCartney Lesson In Green Design


Last night, the National Resources Defense Council held its 11th annual Forces for Nature Benefit, honoring the environmental leadership of Stella McCartney and Discovery Communications president and CEO David Zaslav. The event was emceed by Alec Baldwin, and Paul McCartney, Graydon Carter, Diane von Furstenberg, and Seth Meyers were in the crowd. When we caught up with Stella McCartney before an organically grown, sustainably harvested dinner accompanied by organic and biodynamic wine donated from the Lapostolle winery, we asked how she thought eco-friendly design has been affected by the recession. “I think design in general changes,” she said. “You have to try a bit harder and buckle down and concentrate, which is good! I think it’s healthy. But I’m very much a believer that just because something is slightly more environmental you shouldn’t have to think any differently in the way you design.” Case in the point, her up-to-there synthetic leather boots, which were the talk of the green carpet. When we wondered how high the boots actually went, Stella jokingly pointed to the neckline of her purple sweetheart dress.

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