Photographer Jeremy Kost‘s glossy world is populated by very pretty boys, mostly shirtless; some even buck naked (tastefully so, of course). The handsome snapper invited close friends to the penthouse on the 29th floor of the red-hot New York EDITION Hotel, where he showcased out-takes from his book Fractured and “Tangible.” special project linked to his massively popular Instagram account (69K+ followers!) in which prints are sold for the friendly price of $100 a pop. Through Tangible, Jeremy’s Instagram photographs are available for purchase as a unique print for $100 to the first person who comments on the photo via Instagram using Spreesy technology. “I wanted to be able to share my work with people who might not be able to afford my photographs,” Jeremy told me as a buff blonde male model lounged languidly in white skivvies on a tousled king size bed. “I made three copies of each Instagram image: one for the model, one for me, and one for the collector.”
I snapped up two PG-13 rated images (everything is better in pairs), and Stephen Keefe scored an image that got Kost’s Instagram account suspended. “The guy does have underwear on,” Stephen said. “But it is suggestive for sure, in the best way possible.” Smooth male flesh was everywhere as well as boldface New York guys like Johannes Huebl, casting guru James Scully, Paul Lerner, author Cameron Silver, Gregory Wein, Jed Root, Bruce Starr, Ken Scrudato, David Gruning, Interview‘s Miguel Enamorado, William Clark and artist Hanuk who jumped into bed with a male model who happily posed for flirty iPhone pics. Nearby, Rose McGowan turned heads in a belly-baring black and white outfit that grabbed every male model’s attention as she worked the room. And Kost sold thousands of dollars worth of $100 prints. Naturally. Sex Sells.
For the fifth year in a row, Coach transformed the High Line into a fabulous fun fair with games, portraits by talented illustrator Blair Breitenstein, floral crown making (so Coachella!), tons of delicious food by The Dairy, a Coach sunglass photo booth, and a stylish parade of young Hollywood starlets. The evening raised funds for the High Line, aka “the park in the sky.” Designer Stuart Vevers‘ Coach is red-hot right now, and Kate Bosworth, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dylan Penn, Suki Waterhouse and Kiernan Shipka all fawned over the creative director. The fashion flock, including Diane Von Furstenberg, Natalie Joos, milliner Gigi Burris, Susie Lau, Zac Sebastian, Jessica Joffe, Sydney Reising, stylist Logan Horne, Michele Hicks (in Eddie Borgo jewels), Keegan Singh (in a vintage black and white Costume National dinner jacket), also fluttered around Vevers, Coach CEO Victor Luis and the High Line’s co-founder and executive director, Robert Hammond. Even graffiti sensation Mr. Brainwash showed up. “I love fashion,” the street artist gushed. “Everyone loves fashion.”
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