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Your Really Last Chance to Get Mayle. Really.


Ladies, this is your last chance. And Jane Mayle really means it this time. Though the beloved Mayle shop in Nolita will indeed be closing on February 28—as was previously announced to much keening and weeping—Mayle is coming back for an all-too-brief encore on March 6. The pop-up Mayle shop will feature a selection of classic pieces (some styles date back as far as Spring 2002) redone in fabric from the designer’s archives. “So many of my customers have been waxing nostalgic
and telling me how much they wish certain items could make a reappearance,” explains Mayle of her decision to launch the pop-up, which will stay open through the end of March. “This is my way of trying to satisfy that demand, as well as finding a worthy and very ‘green’ home for fabrics I’ve been holding onto.” Pieces included in the limited-edition collection destined for the pop-up include the label’s classic Avignon dress, a ’40s-style tea dress, and several styles from Fall ’03, which Mayle herself describes as a favorite collection. “This is also kind of a selfish endeavor,” she notes. “Now I have the chance to update a few silhouettes, or finesse a detail I always wanted to fix, or see what a blouse or a dress would look like in a different material. And it’s the last chance for me to shore up
my Mayle wardrobe, too.”



Photo: Courtesy of Jane Mayle


Jane Mayle Will Stay Just A Little Bit Longer


For at least a short while, we get more Mayle. Jane’s namesake line and boutique will stay open through April and offer a very limited limited collection.

The Ellen Show: Ellen Barkin’s new, vaguely familiar HBO show will be less warm-cuddly than a talk show, and more sexy-vindictive, like a telenovela.

Fabien Baron and Karl Templer must have something lined up in This Unstable Economy, otherwise their joint exit from Interview would be highly unadvised. Or just ballsy.

Page Six Magazine will continue to dole out the same trustworthy gossip, just less of it.

The Bank of England’s guidelines for their female employees’ wardrobes specify “no ankle chains,” which is disturbing, because it means someone actually wore one.

The Cut makes a good point: “Who needs the Super Bowl when you have couture?” Specifically, Jean Paul Gaultier doing this.

Uniqlo’s list of participants in its Designers Invitation Project is complete: Steven Alan (for women), Opening Ceremony (men), Shipley & Halmos (women), and Gilded Age (men). Prices stop at $79. Sweet fashion relief.

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Lily Rabe Doesn’t Want to Know Who’s Coming on Opening Night


Lily Rabe was born with the pedigree of an actor’s actor. Her father is playwright David Rabe (whose works were the subject of a recent New Yorker retrospective), and her mother is actress Jill Clayburgh. But Rabe, who graduated from Northwestern University in 2004, has been making theatrical inroads of her own. In 2005 she debuted on Broadway in Steel Magnolias and later took on George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House, garnering award nominations for both performances. After a few film roles, Rabe returns to Broadway for her latest project: starring opposite Mercedes Ruehl in The American Plan. caught up with the up-and-comer during a break from rehearsal to talk about first loves, Ryan Gosling, and her Achilles heel: Alexander Wang. The American Plan opens in previews this Friday.

Tell me about your character in The American Plan.

Well, her name is Lili. She’s very challenging, but that’s really what you want, isn’t it? [Playwright] Rich [Greenberg] has this amazing way of getting to the underbelly of human relationships, and I think one of the great things about his writing is that it can really sneak up on you. You think you’re watching one thing, and then you’re slapped in the face with something else. Basically, the play is very much about Lili’s relationship with her mother. Their attachment to one another is very deep, and the stakes are very high. Without giving too much away, everyone in the play is wildly in love with someone else, and very often it’s the wrong person.

It sounds like a lot of universals: the mother-daughter relationship, insiders and outsiders, falling in love, falling in love with the wrong people. Did you draw on life experiences for the role?

No, I always fall in love with the right people. [Laughs] Yes, of course; not that I’ve ever been in a relationship like any of these necessarily. The point is they’re all so human and, like you said, so universal. So, absolutely, there are pieces from my life. Anyone who’s been desperately in love [knows] you act very strangely. Continue Reading “Lily Rabe Doesn’t Want to Know Who’s Coming on Opening Night” »