Monday, January 13, 2014


                                                                       Fashion is on the agenda and New York’s trendy city venues come to the top of the list of things to entertain as we thaw out from the cold. The choices are   varied, it’s up to you to choose from the rich assortment, and most  events are free and open to the public…just remember to register first. Only in New York...the best of New York. Here’s the scoop!!!

FASHION CULTURE: The Museum at FIT, (MFIT) Spring 2014 Special Programs offers eight very interesting lectures in its Spring 2014 Special Programs including: “Dressing Divinely: 1930s Hollywood Costume/Couture February 26, 6pm; Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years on March 26 when Diana Vreeland’s son and grandson will present their new book, an extraordinary compilation of Vreeland’s personal life, while her communications with designers offer the reader an intimate education in fashion. Other titles include “The High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Latin American Fashion, I am Dandy, The Science of Trend Forecasting and Branding a City: Barcelona and Fashion. All lectures are held in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater at 6pm. Register early to get a seat. There is also a series of Talks and Tours. To register, email museuminfo@fitnyc or call 212.217.4585. Image: ADRIAN, Evening gown and cape worn by Joan Crawford in The Bride Wore Red, 1937. Courtesy of MFIT.

FOREVER SAINT LAURENT: Buzz has built around the eagerly awaited film on YSL, due largely to the performances of Pierre Niney, who plays Saint Laurent and Guillaume Gallienne, who takes on the role of YSL’s former partner Pierre Berge. To fine tune Saint Lauent's voice and mannerisms, the 24-year-old Niney obviously watched old television interviews of the designer, who died in 2008. A consummate actor, Niney took lesions in fashion design, sewing and drawing, and spent hours poring over the archives. The film features several of the women in Saint Laurent’s life including Loulou de la Falaise, Laura Smet and Marie de Villepin to name a few. Among the outfits seen in the movie are creations from Saint Laurent’s first collection shown in 1962, and pieces from the Collection 40, which sparked a scandal in 1971 with World War II-inspired items like a broad-shouldered green fox fur coat. For photos go to Watch for New York film dates.

LOVE IN BLOOM: Valentine’s Day begins early. The Ana Tzarev gallery has installed a luscious ruby red monumental flower, a LOVE sculpture in Dag Hammarskjold plaza, adjacent to the United Nations and the public is invited to share their own messages of “Love & Peace” by adding your own story. Simply take a picture and add it to Instagram or Twitter with the hash tag #lovepeaceflower, or download the app at LovePeace/ The artist’s Love & Peace Campaign present 15 monumental sculptures circling the globe through 2017.

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Another time to celebrate. On February lst the New York Philharmonic will celebrate Chinese New Year with its third annual Chinese New Year Gala featuring Bejing-born pianist and rising young start Yuja Wang performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The program will also include Li Huanshi’s Spring Festival Overture; Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, with cellist Jian Wang, and Tan Dun’s The Triple Resurrection. At 101 Lincoln Square #132 Avery Fisher Hall.

Ta Ta darlings!!! I’m still celebrating and New Year and hope to see you at the Philharmonic. Fan mail welcome at Visit and on the home page in the left hand column clink on the links to access my Blogs on fashion, health, visionary men and poetry.

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