You don’t have to twist any arms over here at SCENE to get us to celebrate. In this case, our May issue was more than enough reason to roll out the red carpet. Guests enjoyed summer cocktails spiked with Alacran Tequila and glasses of San’t Arturo winewhile enjoying the amazing views from the Fendi Casa Read More
His business is making women look and feel beautiful. His place of work—the ninth floor of Bergdorf Goodman at John Barrett Salon. Dhiran Mistry is the man behind the beehives of our May issue featuring the talented Thom Browne and gorgeous models. Here, we catch up with him and learn what motivated his career move Read More
It occurs to me, as I sit down with the convention-busting designer in his chelsea showroom, that thom browne is a curious mix of soft and hard. For a successful 47-year-old, he comes across as remarkably shy and soft-spoken; his brown eyes are boyish, his stubble and unbuttoned collar easy to interpret as signs of nonchalance. At the same time, as anyone who’s spent time with Browne will tell you, this firm-jawed iconoclast is the opposite of improvised or sloppy. He’s a man who is quietly, intensely in control.
Thursday night on the steps of the New York Public Library, a sea of familiar faces flooded the red carpet for the third annual Inspiration Gala–a celebration of men’s style to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Chaired by Kenneth Cole and Dr. Mathilde Krim, with Marc Jacobs presiding as honorary chair, the evening featured a live auction, runway shows and a performance by Scissor Sisters that raised over $1 million dollars.
As Seen in SCENE
Enter the Four Seasons restaurant on East 52nd Street, and you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Soaring ceilings, chain metal curtains, a tapestry by Picasso and that dramatic pool haven’t evolved since the Mad Men era, when the space, designed by Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe, first awed diners.
There is one significant change, however. In place of the previous low-key owners, a puckish Julian Niccolini and his partner Alex von Bidder have overseen the grand restaurant since they purchased it with Edgar Bronfman in 1995. Tuscan born Niccolini has the gift of gab and breathes life into the elegant room as he works it masterfully, from table to table, speaking with irreverence and routinely playing pranks on his regulars. Now, after 17 years of honing his skill charming the Midtown power set,