Martha Stewart Gets Starstruck When It Comes to MadonnaFASHION
• Martha Stewart used her digital camera to snap pictures of celebrities at the Gucci event at the U.N. the other night. “It’s for my blog,” she explained. [WWD]
• Anna Wintour and Suzy Menkes are getting kind of tired of Fashion Week. [The Cut]
• A twelve-page photo spread in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar reenacts the two-hour delay of the Marc Jacobs show last fall, starring Helena Christensen, Allison Sarofim, Genevieve Jones, Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, and members of Jacobs’s own PR team, all looking visibly annoyed. Weird, and also kind of awesome? [Fashion Week Daily]
Making Cindy Sherman ProudMercedes Helnwein’s immaculately executed drawings play out like dramatically lit, attractively cast indie flicks. To wit: In various works a jaded Lower East Side spinster type acts coy, wears torturously high heels, and poses half-naked with a duck.
At Least They Have Park Avenue PeerageIn a canary-yellow suit last night at the dinner for American Patrons of Tate, musician David Byrne (who turns 55 on Monday) alluded to this week’s New York cover story on the demise of Socialite Rank. “It’s kind of a tease to read about it and be told it was closed down, because you know it’s still there, sitting on a server somewhere,” he said. So did he follow the site? “Nooooo!” exclaimed the former Talking Heads front man, with the same semi-shocked expression that accompanies many of his remarks. “I was above that kind of shit in high school.” Artist Cindy Sherman, standing nearby, also claimed not to have read Socialite Rank, though she copped to recognizing a few of the faces she saw in the New York story. But she denied knowing that her Untitled 92 is estimated to fetch between $700,000 and $1 million at Christie’s today. We doubt that. Tim Murphy