Friday, September 7, 2012
Benetton's Pop-Up Shop Is Full of NSFW Mannequins
A few weeks ago, Benetton announced that it would be opening a Soho pop-up shop featuring "knit-covered dolphins" and "sex positions." Even by the standards of Fashion Week press releases, this was confusing. But the store opened yesterday, and lo and behold, it is indeed filled with dolphins and sex positions, as well as hundreds of Fair Isle sweaters.
Allow us to explain. The shop, dubbed the Art of Knit, is supposed to introduce customers to a newer, brighter Benetton—one that feels like 2012 even as it holds on to its knitwear roots. To that end, Benetton's designers have
commandeered a 2,200-square-foot former garage on Crosby Street just south of Houston and
stocked it with pullovers and contemporary art.
Benetton's plan is to change up the installations every few weeks, in order to lure people back as
the weather gets colder. They'll also be hosting events—knitting classes are one
possibility—throughout the fall, wrapping up in December, when the store closes for good.
by Izzy Grinspan
February 09, 2012
Girls Strip For Store Duran Duran Video Re-Creation
Duran Duran’s “Girl Panic” video, which stars Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford and Eva Herzigova, will be re-created in a racy installation the windows of Savoir Beds’ SoHo store tonight. A bevy of models will emerge from Ferraris and Maseratis in Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie, stilettos and bondage gear and get stuck into a suggestive pillow fight in a replica of a suite at London’s Savoy Hotel in the store window starting at 7 p.m. The music video will be projected on the façade of a building opposite Savoir’s Wooster Street windows. Expected guests at tonight’s spectacle include Nikki Reed,
Byrdie Bell, Jessica White, stylist Logan Horne, Vogue’s Virginia Smith and Mark Holgate.
Photo by MARTIN DIEPOLD/startraksphoto.com copy by NYPOST.com
November 04, 2010
Kardashians' Dash NYC opening nearly ruined by crazed fans' 'disorderly conduct'
In true Kardashian fashion, Wednesday's opening celebration of the sisters' SoHo boutique, Dash NYC, was not without dramaWhile seemingly perfect photos of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney making model-worthy poses on the red carpet suggest a night full of glitz and glam, the reality is that on the other side of that very carpet were hundreds of spectators – and not every fan was on their best behavior.
The crowd, with cameras-in-hand, did their best to get a glimpse of the E! reality stars, but the excitement proved too much for some.
An NYPD source tells the Daily News that police were called to the scene "for a large crowd blocking
Contrary to some reports, no one was arrested, however the cops did issue "three summonses for
disorderly conduct." Dash, owned by the three sisters, is a clothing and accessory store with locations
in Miami and Calabasas, Calif. The weeks of preparation for the newest locale will be featured on
the upcoming reality series, "Kourtney and Kim Take New York."
And sure enough, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe were at the store on Tuesday, overseeing last-minute
preparations. The opening's festivities, whose attendees included Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick
and rapper Kanye West, featured a look at the merchandise and treats from Baked By Melissa.
A few unruly people aside, the Kardashians seemed to think the night went well.
"Thank u to all of our amazing fans who came out to support @DashNYC u really mean the world to
me and my sisters!" Kim tweeted. "U are the reason we exist!"
Added Kourtney in her own tweet, "The @DashNYC store opening last night was amazing! Store
actually opens for business today at 11! Yayyyy!"
BY Shari Weiss
Daily News Writer
September 10, 2010
Fete Accompli | Chanel’s Chain Gang
Award at a luncheon today, but also to celebrate the new Chanel SoHo store with some very notable friends last night. The roomier digs, designed by Peter Marino, are actually an expansion – the brand took over the former Eres store next door – and they boast all your usual Chanel trademarks: plenty of black and cream bouclé, and Coco’s signature camellias here and there.
But while it’s a lovely exercise in how luxury stores should look, attentions were understandably elsewhere given the starry crowd. We could start by mentioning
the seasoned fashion crew (Shalom Harlow, Angela Lindvall, Lagerfeld’s right-hand man Brad
Koenig, Erin Wasson), bright young Hollywood things (Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester)
and the foreign contingent (Olivier Zahm, Clemence Poesy, Daisy Lowe), but that wouldn’t be fair
to Sarah Jessica Parker, Patrick Demarchelier and Jessica Stam, would it? Though the list could
go on, the British import Alexa Chung, who was manning the turntables for the night, was nonplussed.
“I get to indulge and play whatever I want and be selfish,” Chung said. “I’m not a D.J. that takes
requests. You see these two tile? This is my domain.”
Chung wasn’t the only girl with pluck for the night. Claire Danes joked on how changing hairstyles
can help a girl stay on top of the social game. “You have to stay in a constant state of desire,” the
actress said. Meanwhile, Lou Doillon wasn’t so much interested in looks as she was in an artistic
outlook on life. Playing around with an ingenious “graffiti” board installed by Chanel for the night,
Doillon spent a bit of time on her “tag.” ”It’s box boy, I draw him in my diary all the time,” Doillon said.
“It’s because I think we live life in boxes. Everything always has to fit into nice little categories.” And
how about the, er, lewd drawing next to box boy? “Oh, no, I didn’t do that. That’s obviously a guy.
Guys feel the need to mark their territory.”
Any males lucky enough to stick around after the cocktail party would have been plenty pleased with
the territory; a female-heavy group made it to dinner afterward at the Chanel SoHo Club, created in
the raw basement space of 82 Mercer Street, where the 19-year-old Izia, currently being touted as the
Janis Joplin of Paris, rocked the house. Sorry, crashers, it’s open for one night only.
Aug 18, 2010
American Apparel: All News Is Bad News
Yesterday came the first real signs that American Apparel could soon face bankruptcy. Today, the
news for Dov Charney's breast-covering empire grows darker: a shareholder lawsuit, rumored
read more ...
May 17, 2010
Marc Jacobs Employee Mistook Cocaine Delivery for Anthrax Attack
An employee at Marc Jacobs' SoHo store intercepted a delivery of cocaine; she called the cops
because she thought it was anthrax. It can be hard to tell the difference between drug dealers and
read more ...
July 16, 2009
Finally, the Models Catch a Break
Life sucks. Everyone knows this. Of course, life sucks most for the models. All those castings and photo shoots and cocaine-fueled orgies and whatnot! How do they do it?!
Well, things are finally looking up, thanks ...
July 10, 2008
THE Ilori store in SoHo must be one of the only sunglass
emporiums with a V.I.P. room. Lounging there with a flute of Moët,
nibbling dark chocolate, shoppers
March 27, 2008
QUICK: When we say Sweden, you say what?
The bikini team, Ikea, meatballs, the chef on "The Muppet Show," H&M?
How about Acne
March 22, 2008
FASHION designer Juliette Longuet sure knows how
to draw a crowd. She announced that her party the other night at
Blue & Cream would be full of hookers.
March 14, 2008
Here's a first look at the much-heralded cotton field on Houston,
creatively installed to promote Supima's pop-up cotton
March 13, 2008
This is especially difficult when you walk into a store
like Atelier where there are no hidden corners. The boutique is full
March 9, 2008
Karlo Steel has a secret, but not for long.
Next month Atelier New York, the tiny, unmarked SoHo shop he opened in 2002
February 27, 2008
In 1988, Augustine Tse created a line of cashmeres
that flew off the shelves at Barneys New York and Saks
February 19, 2008
Fashion house Hugo Boss is moving into a
SoHo building owned by Scholastic
September 7, 2007
In a city of millions, where many live in small apartments,
well-priced, scaled-down home
furnishings are always in demand. CB2
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