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The Most Powerful Women In The World, Where The Fashion Set Will Be This Halloween, And More…


The Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women is out, and fashion plates are well represented: There’s our impeccably attired FLOTUS, Michelle Obama (we like to think of her as Clotheshorse in Chief), holding strong at #1, as well as Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (#35), Heidi Klum (#39), Sarah Jessica Parker (#45), and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts (#97). [Vogue U.K.]

If you’ve ever wanted to see a Robert Geller “old-school French boudoir type of” stripper’s outfit, you’re in luck: It’s one of the many artist/designer collaboration projects at Move!, an exhibition and party that’ll be held at P.S. 1 at the end of October. (The collaborator in question is Ryan McNamara, the performance artist who’ll be learning to strip-dance, as well as soft-shoe and plié.) Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Rodarte, Italo Zucchelli, Terence Koh, Kalup Linzy, and Dan Colen are all also involved in the project, organized by Visionaire‘s Cecilia Dean and The New York Times‘ David Colman and capped off with a Visionaire Halloween party on the 31st. [WWD]

Dolce & Gabbana made a short ad for their new Martini Gold vermouth, starring Italian sexpot Monica Bellucci. It’s almost enough to convince you to buy vermouth. [Fashionista]

And Brooklyn boutique Epaulet has opened a Lower East Side pop-up shop, which will be vending exclusive designer collabs through October only. Head over for Gitman Vintage shirts, Japanese twill chinos, hand-knit cardigans, and Wisconsin-made boots. [NYT]

Photo: Andrea Renault / SIPA Press

At Redux, The Kicks Are All New


Tim Hamilton shows his eponymous menswear in Paris these days, but the New York-based designer hasn’t left his hometown fans out in the cold—for the second season in a row, he’s showing his secondary collection, Tim Hamilton Redux, during New York fashion week. Redux began as a sort of greatest-hits collection, reissuing favorite staples from Hamilton’s eponymous line, but it’s since grown into an entity of its very own, one that skews younger and more street-influenced than the avant-garde main line. That’s not to say it’s not plenty avant in its own right. For the September 10 presentation, art star (and James Franco pal) Kalup Linzy will be DJ’ing and performing, and photographer Collier Schorr will debut a new video featuring the collection. As for accessories, the occasion will see the launch of Dana Lorenz’s first men’s pieces for Fenton/Fallon as well as a new footwear collaboration with Lacoste. “I wanted to work with the original Rene Lacoste shoe and give it a harder tone,” Hamilton says. “By adding a black finish and a high top, it appears to be a mesh—sneaker meets military shoe.” Cadets interested in a pair will be glad to know they’ll be sold with the Redux collection, hitting stores this January.

Photo: Steven Torres

The Bum-rush


Fashion is as much about taking clothes off as putting them on—recall Coco Chanel’s famous diktat to remove one item before leaving the house—and two parties last night paid tribute to stylish undress. They may own The Smile, but Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman opted to rent out the West Side Gentlemen’s Club, on a particularly unpicturesque strip of the West Side Highway, for their Valentine’s Day party. (They co-hosted the fête with nouveau smut mag Jacques and Evisu, where Quirarte is advising the creative director, his friend and former Earnest Sewn compatriot Scott Morrison.) They’d flown in a couple of strippers from Tampa—don’t ask us why that particular metropolis—who performed on the pole for the viewing pleasure of Waris Ahluwalia, Jared Leto, and Mary-Kate Olsen. The music came courtesy of DJs Nate Lowman and Cassie Coane, and the emceeing, courtesy of Justin Theroux, who had a particular knack for shot-calling, it turned out. (“That is some Sarah Lawrence shit!” he boomed during one particularly advanced-studies move.) “I think it was when Justin started announcing ‘Amateur Night’ that things went overboard,” mused Quirarte early this morning, on his way to bed. “But that’s just me.”

Meanwhile, those of a different persuasion were heading to the Chelsea nightclub Rush for Butt magazine’s 28th issue party, hosted by Lorenzo Martone and Keke Okereke. Bring on the go-go boys! Those boys brought boys like Hamish Bowles, Michael Stipe, video artist Kalup Linzy, and Bravo’s Andy Cohen. They were rumored to be luring the week’s prize catch, too: Lady Gaga, who was said to be coming on the arm of Terence Koh. “I’ve been in this city for 20 years hearing rumors that Madonna was going to show up to every other party,” Cohen told us. “Now it’s Gaga’s turn to give the false alarm.” The Lady never showed, but no matter. It was more of a gentlemen’s evening.

Photo: Zach Hyman/Patrick McMullan

Blasblog: Diana Widmaier Picasso’s Cure For The Too-Many-Parties Blues


Down here in Miami, I’ve found that fashion folk and art worlders have at least one hobby in common: They all love to complain. (That doesn’t exclude me, either; I’ve caught myself moaning when a party has prosecco instead of Champagne or, even worse, doesn’t have sparkling water.) Parties are too boring, too New York, or too unoriginal; they start too late, or there’s too many of them. It’s always something. But for all the complaints, there was one party that was totally singular and totally fascinating. It was Diana Widmaier Picasso’s fête at the Raleigh for Klaus Biesenbach, the recently appointed director of P.S.1 and a Chief Curator at Large at MoMA, which featured midnight performances from Kalup Linzy, Ryan McNamara, and Terence Koh.

“I wanted to do something special, something fun, something unordinary,” Picasso explained (that’s her on James Franco’s right, with Linda Yablonsky). So she did. The night started with Linzy (pictured, left) performing some of the numbers from his music videos, which you’ve seen here. McNamara then tore through the crowd with his spotlight dance performance, and Terence Koh finished the evening with his piece, which started with him lying motionless on the floor of one of the hotel’s restaurant terraces and ended with a mass migration of the whole party to the beach, with plastic cups and bottles of booze stolen from the bar. It was festive and fun, completely original, and unrepeatable. Even so, I heard someone complain that it was too cold outside.


Photo: Derek Blasberg