Our Favorite Underwear Ads of All TimeThe last decade or so has been filled with near-naked celebs posing for the camera. What better way to celebrate Posh’s new Armani deal than by ogling a few of them.
At G-Star Raw, Good Denim Makes for Good AssIf there’s one thing you need to know about G-Star jeans, it’s that they make your ass look good. Or that was the consensus among the attendees at the G-Star Raw show, from Tyson Beckford to Damien Fahey to Duran Duran, who went as far as to note that the denim even makes “your other bits look good.” In this backstage video, reporter Jada Yuan surveys the crowd’s collective bottom, makes notes of Ryan Adams’s $20 shoes, and catches Dennis Hopper’s freaky runway narration. Click to watch.
Video: Backstage at G-Star Raw [NYM Video]
Fugs: Frenchwoman Wears Turban, Christina Milian’s Hair Just Looks Like OneIt’s not often that you see a turban out in the wilds, especially not on the head of someone who (a) isn’t Melania Trump — in which case it would be made of fur — or (b) sporting it for religious reasons. So unless Julia Reston-Roitfeld has just joined the Church of Dynasty, she might well be the first person since the eighties that we’ve seen flaunting this very special headgear as though it were no more unusual than a bun.
Live Like a Supermodel, But With a Better ApartmentComely wannabes looking to launch their modeling careers usually bunk up in tiny apartments to make ends meet until they land that elusive cover. But not apparently the contestants for Make Me a Supermodel, Bravo’s upcoming reality series. A tipster says scouts for the show, slated to hit the air early next year and hosted by the easy-on-the-eyes Tyson Beckford, recently checked out a luxe (read camera-ready) 4500-square-foot penthouse on West 20th Street with five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and a roof deck. It’s currently on the market for $8.2 million, though apparently also available for rent for somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 a month. Listing broker Darren Sukenik of Prudential Douglas Elliman declined to comment. Needless to say, it’s not your average apartment, for models or otherwise. —S. Jhoanna Robledo
129 West 20th Street [Prudential Douglas Elliman]
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Staten Island Wants You
Ladies and gentlemen, Staten Island is burning. Well, not quite yet; but a new report from the Center for Urban Future extrapolates the mysterious borough’s stats into 2020, and comes up with a less-than-pretty picture. According to the prognosis, “without a change in direction,” Staten Island is in for “an economic decline and a significant deterioration in its quality of life.” The doomsday scenario is this: The population will grow, but the young people will keep skipping the island for trendier addresses. As a result, the borough’s makeup will soon begin to resemble a kind of lower-middle-class retirement community. This, in turn, will attract a certain kinds of businesses: day care, social services, ESL courses, and downscale retail – “low-skilled” and “low-paying” jobs all (the report’s words, not ours). What’s the Center’s solution? Artists! Hip, happening, broke-ass artists!
Auction Season Breaks $1 Billion; New Stars Anointed on Insider Info
New York’s big annual art-auction season broke $1 billion for the first time in history last night, and nearly two dozen artist’s records have been set in just the past two days. Amid the skyrocketing prices, new stars are being anointed left and right. New geniuses suddenly discovered? Hardly. The artists hitting record prices are often either backed by a network of powerhouse alliances or their buyers are betting on the art world’s version of insider information.
The sales crossed into ten-figure mark late last night at Christie’s, where the main sales room featured every major art-world player from Jeffrey Deitch to Aby Rosen to artist and Louis Vuitton handbag designer Takashi Murakami. (The auctions are something like the Oscars of the art world: There’s campaigning and backroom deals, and everyone in the room has gotten a new haircut for the event.) The waiting list for seats, the auction house said, numbered more than 1,000.
Diesel’s Got a Brand New BagThe Prada event planners probably slept well last Friday night, sure the amazing Raconteurs show at their Soho store would be the secret-special-musical-guest highlight of Fashion Week. Then they discovered the Diesel after-party booked James Brown. JAMES BROWN. The Godfather of Soul.