Tag Archives: New York

Diary: A Dinner With Christophe de Menil and Jason McCoy @ Le Zie


Outstanding Excellence x 2: Christophe de Menil in conversation with Jason McCoy at Le Zie restaurant in New York City. January 17, 2013, 9:47 pm. Image via The Excellent People.

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Excellent Reflections: Picture Me: A Model’s Diary, Directed by Ole Schell

Presenting, just in time for global Fashion Weeks, the official trailer for Picture Me: A Model’s Diary, the candid backstage documentary directed by Ole Schell, who, according to press reports, “followed model Sara Ziff for several years documenting her rise from a fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. In the process, Ole and Sara go behind the scenes and chronicle the glitzy world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. This intimate account features in-depth interviews with noted photographers and designers, but also relies on footage shot by the models themselves, giving voice to those who are often seen, but rarely heard.” With glamorous appearances by Gilles Bensimon, Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Miller and many Outstandingly Excellent and quite fashionable others.

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Excellent Shopping: On Location @ The Monocle Shop, New York

Browsing the Excellent branded merchandise at the new Monocle shop at 535 Hudson Street in Manhattan.

The Monocle shop in New York. Image via The Excellent People, 5:43 pm, September 13, 2010.

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Presenting gold and silver clothing hangers by the Excellently Outstanding and outlandish Kansas City, Missouri-born, New York and Paris trained, designer Jeremy Scott, known for his ability to “transform low brow culture into high brow art”, currently residing in Beverly Hills, California.

Excellently in the closet: Silver and gold clothes hangers by Jeremy Scott. Image via The Moment via Twitpic.

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Presenting, for your consideration and purchase, the superbly rendered and tailored, self-mocking, tongue-in-cheek Fall/Winter 2010 collection of His Excellency Thom Browne, recently refinanced prince of the much-copied and influential shrunken suit silhouette and high-water pants look for men, presented at the opulent Park Avenue Armory in New York, featuring exaggeratedly oversize sweaters with extra long sleeves, gigantic briefcases and duffel bags, gender-bending dresses for men, plus other Outstanding looks festooned with raccoon tails as decorative fringe. Also: muffs and pink gloves. And, of course, a pillbox hat with a tail. Full collection slideshow at WWD.com.

The joke's on you (and, perhaps, your wallet): His Excellency Thom Browne's Fall/Winter 2010 looks for the financially, and sexually, secure well-dressed man. Image by Imaxtree via Nymag.com.

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Capturing young fashion industry darling Alexander Wang‘s velvet-y, satin-y, chenille-y, goth-y, plus fur, school girlish (with backpacks and greasy hair!), Excellently and extremely underwhelming Fall/Winter 2010 collection, live streamed by the Excellent SHOWstudio.com, and broadcast via video screens in New York’s Times Square.

A screen capture of Alexander Wang's Excellently underwhelming Fall/Winter 2010 collection, live streamed via the Excellent SHOWstudio.com.

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Presenting Her Chic and Always Excellently Elegant Excellence Genevieve Jones, once dubbed “Girl of the Moment” by Vogue, mysterious Baton Rouge, Louisiana-raised African American socialite and jewelry designer, subject of the Excellently intriguing front-page Wall Street Journal profile How “It Girl” Scaled The World of Fashion, written by Her Excellency Teri Agins, published September 14, 2006, at the 40th anniversary of the once Outstandingly Excellent Interview magazine, recently held at the new club Good Unit (a former subterranean YMCA) at New York’s Hudson Hotel.

Chic and mysterious Excellence: Ms. Genevieve Jones at Good Unit, the new club underneath New York's Hudson Hotel, during Interview magazine's 40th annivesary party. Image by Marc Dimov for Patrick McMullan, via Style.com.

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Capturing the making of Yves Saint Laurent‘s upcoming Spring/Summer 2010 Manisfesto, Sequence 1, showcasing Stefano Pilati‘s design aesthetic for the venerable fashion house, soon to be distributed on the streets of London, Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul..

An image from Yves Saint Laurent's Spring/Summer 2010 Manisfesto, via Twitpic.com via ysl.com.

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HAUTE EXCELLENCE: JACQUELINE HASSINK’s Haute Couture Fitting Rooms series

Presenting an image from Dutch conceptual artist Jacqueline Hassink‘s Excellent Haute Couture Fitting Rooms series, behind-the-scene photographs of the private changing rooms reserved exclusively for the wealthiest clients at the top haute couture houses in Paris and beyond.

CHANEL, from the series Haute Couture Fitting Rooms, Paris 15 March 2007. C Print, edition of 7. 19 1/2" x 23 1/2" (49.5 x 59.5 cm) or 50" x 63" (127 x 160 cm). Photograph by Jacqueline Hassink. Image via Amador Gallery, New York.

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