PETA Causes a Ruckus in the House of Donna KaranA PETA protester accosted designer Donna Karan inside her Central Park West apartment after an assistant mistakenly let her in. Kyle MacLachlan and his wife are expecting a child. Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Moore, and a host of other stars all turned out for Madonna’s “Raising Malawi” (Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon did not, however, after learning that the event was sponsored by Gucci). Rachel Zoe came to Fashion Week with eight suitcases, two of which were for accessories. R.E.M. played a series of impromptu shows on the Lower East Side earlier this week.
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Potential ‘Gossip Girl’ Fashion Show Thwarted by Super BowlNow, we’re not too familiar with menswear designer Antonio Azzuolo. According to the Times’ Moment blog, he’s worked at Hermès and Ralph Lauren. And this Fashion Week, he showed a line of extremely preppy suits, coats, and accessories under his a.a. label. So why do we here at Daily Intel care? Because according to the Moment, Azzuolo had a very unique source of inspiration. Not something pretentious and normal like, say, “German Expressionism” or “The films of the 1930s.” No, no, no. His inspiration was Gossip Girl! Bouncy Times blogger Jonathan S. Paul had the following conversation with the designer:
Paul: Do you watch Gossip Girl?
Azzuolo: Oh yes — we went for that kind of character. Very Upper East Side. We were going to get the guys from the show to model but two of them were at the Super Bowl today so it fell though.
OMG, Nate and Chuck and Dan in a fashion show?? We would die a thousand deaths of joy. What an unfair world it is in which something as glorious as last night’s game cannot coexist with something as stupendous as an all–Gossip Girl fashion show. We’re sure we’re not alone in caring about both. Okay, maybe we are.
Chuck Bass in a.a. [The Moment/NYT]
Gwyneth Alive and Ingesting!CHRISTAL: Look! Gwyneth Paltrow is out and about after the hospital and her husband attacking a guy!
JPRESS: And she must be healthy, because she’s carrying a fifteen-pound Balenciaga Moon bag with just one arm.
CHRISTAL: Good for her. Though, she looks a little Kirsten Dunst–y here.
JPRESS: Yeah. Women of 35 just can’t be wearing pigtails.
CHRISTAL: Dude, she’s Gwyneth Paltrow. The lady doesn’t have to eat, let alone conform to hair norms.
Get Better, Gwyneth! [PageSix.com]
Earlier: Did a Fast Make Gwyneth Sicketh?
Update: Man, Us Weekly is on this story like brown on organic rice. They talked to Gwyneth’s PBS-cooking-show co-star Mario Batali, who came to the rescue, as always. The problem that brought her to Mt. Sinai was just “a little gastrointestinal situation,” he explains. Um, Mario? Now you’ve made everyone think about Gwyneth Paltrow pooping. Not cool, dude.
The Flowerbox Is RevealedAlphabet City: The new Flowerbox building near Avenue D is real, and it’s spectacular. [Curbed]
Brooklyn Heights: Tomorrow’s Cranberry Street Festival will not only feature the usual pet parade, but also a belly dancer! [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Dumbo: After filling up with yuppies fleeing Manhattan, Dumbo takes the final step into suburbia: It’s starting a Neighborhood Watch. [DumboNYC]
Greenpoint: Miss Heather finally captures on film the neighborhood’s elusive Dog Who Wears Sunglasses And A Seatbelt [Newyorkshitty]
Harlem: The Randolph Houses are getting completely renovated by the city. Who says Bloomberg is a bad landlord? [Uptown Flavor]