We strolled into the Museum of Modern Art last Tuesday, for a gala honoring the centennial of the birth of the renowned photojournalist Gordon Parks, who passed away at 93 in 2006.
A quick nod to the door guy, and then promptly to the bar. Still off the sauce, we grabbed a seltzer and turned around to survey the scene, only to be immediately interrupted by a bronzed figure that had surveyed our less than macho bar order. “Did you just order a sparkling water, m’boy?” photographer Peter Beard asked us.
“Regrettably so,” we admitted to the man whose legendary life-long bender makes Bowie’s Thin White Duke phase look like rehab.
An exuberant-though-sleep-deprived Michelle Williams presided over the festivities last night at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, where Clarins sponsored a “Million Meals Concert” to benefit FEED, and their goal of providing one million school meals to children in need.
Williams was filling in for Nick Cannon, who at the last minute was unable to fill his role as emcee (yet Tweeted a photo of his and Mariah Carey’s toddler son, Roc, “big pimpin in Italy!” on Tuesday afternoon). Williams told The Observer that her Memorial Day weekend took her from Atlantic City (for Beyonce’s Big Post-Partum Concert) to Atlanta, where she got the call.
“So I went from Atlantic City, to Atlanta, to here today, hosting, performing, run-throughs, wardrobe fittings. Washed my hair today…hotel shampoo’s good, you should use it!” she said, adding, “That was a lack-of-sleep comment.”
the eight-day week
We suppose we’re stuck in the city for a couple more days (now that we’ve opened the house, all week is spent calculating which invitees would confer the most social capital!). Maybe we’ll find some potential house guests at tonight’s concert for the FEED Foundation. Put on by Clarins, the evening is to feature an Read More
Last night at the Tommy Hilfiger flagship store, we fought our way through the throng of people–including John Legend and his model fiancee Chrissy Teigen, Rashida Jones, and author Sloane Crosley–to meet the star of the evening. Brad Goreski has spent years playing second-fiddle stylist to the likes Rachel Zoe and his editors at Vogue (where he used to intern), but after striking out on his own with a Bravo show, It’s a Brad, Brad World (no news on second season), the Canadian-born style icon has carved himself a healthy niche of the fashion world for himself.
And he intends to make the most of his fame, including a DETAILS-thrown party for his new book, BORN TO BE BRAD: My Life and Style, So Far.