A designer to definitely keep on the chic radar: Tia Cibani, who celebrated her grown-up collection with piles of confetti lining the floor of the art world adored Paul Kasmin Gallery during NYFW. With the ability to mix high-brow art, skillful execution and a playful touch, this designer has not only done her homework, but she’s been trained by the best. We discussed Cibani’s gig at Ports 1961 (quite the prolific ascent indeed!) and worked our way to her current eponymous label. BY DENA SILVER
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Wondering who won big at last night’s 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards, held at Alice Tully Hall. Firstly, a note on the presentation factor: if you’re looking for evidence of the event’s ever-expanding magnitude, consider that former secretary of state and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the Eleanor Lambert Founders Award to her longtime friend, Oscar de la Renta. Also, even the toughest critics seemed jazzed about the event: Cathy Horyn wrote in the New York Times today that this was the smoothest awards ceremony from the CFDA to date. With the demise of Fashion’s Night Out, word on the street is that Vogue’s big public relations focus is now aimed through events with the CFDA. One simply has to assume Anna Wintour and her extensive political dabblings had to do with Mrs. Clinton’s appearance, non?
Though we’ve never imagined Holly Golightly as a Dolce & Gabbana gal, her alter-ego Emilia Clarke got away with it last night at the opening night party for Breakfast At Tiffany’s on Broadway. It’s certainly a new take on the LBD, but we can’t help but dig it. Now about that whompy New York Times review of the play…
Itâ€™s been five months since this Domino-trix fled Murdochâ€™s WSJ. for the friendlier folds of The New York Times. Her mission? Restore the struggling paperâ€™s onetime cash machine, the Singer-ized T magazine, to its Tonchi-era glory. Here, the print worldâ€™s most in-demand turnaround artist opens up about, well…everything.
BY ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV