Fresh from the reality-TV trenches, menswear maestro John Varvatos is still getting used to people asking for his autograph. The Daily stopped by his boutique on the Bowery to find out how heâ€™s keeping his cool.
BY EDDIE ROCHE
And we’re off! “It starts earlier every year,” Ariel Foxman told us last night about the official launch of NYFW festivities. John Varvatos kicked things off with a bash at new haute spot Houston Hall (a former auto garage in the West Village), featuring jams by Questlove, to celebrate the new JohnVarvatos.com.
Earlier this week, FGI announced their newest batch of Rising Star candidates. Among the talent? Cali-bred designer Nellie Partow, who’s known as much for her hits on the catwalk as in the ring. We sat down with Partow to talk branding, boxing, and more. BY MARIA DENARDO
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