Ever look back at your old family photos and wonder, what the heck was I thinking? Well, no matter how outrageous your photos are, they can't compete with these shots of the awkwardest family of them all: the brood of Bridesmaids scene-stealer Maya Rudolph and redneck-comedy king Danny McBride
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Even before the infamous sweaters, Bill Cosby was known for his adventerous sartorial game. From dapper three-piece suits to what can only be described as funkadelic, here is a look at the style of the Cos during his early years
With Memorial Day around the corner, Lorenzo Martone hosted a party for his new Martone Cycling Co. at the Paramount Hotel in Times Square last night. Marc Jacobs, Brian Atwood, and Marjorie Gubelmann—who now deejays as Mad Marj—turned out in support. "I care about how you look, the posture, and how you sit on the bike," Martone told Style.com. You can't say he hasn't done his research—those Dutch handlebars come in handy on a girl's bike. "You don't want to lean forward and fall out of your blouse!"
A few blocks away, at the MoMA, patrons came together for the annual Party in the Garden, which this year honored Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cindy Sherman, and Ellsworth Kelly. After dinner, Kelly remarked that he's been waiting for this party for a while. "It's immodest to say, but I always knew it would happen." He got an inkling about fifty years ago, when the museum eagerly scooped up some of his early paintings.
Nothing quite brightens up a Tuesday like a room full of champagne and crystals. Last night, the 2013 nominees for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent gathered at uptown boutique Fivestory to present a range of creations they had covered in Swarovski Elements. Each nominee designed something that spoke to his or her own aesthetic—for instance, Tim Coppens bedazzled a Ducati Formula One racing helmet, and Creatures of the Wind's Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters produced a glittering pinup print. The collection, on sale now, will benefit Free Arts NYC.
"We did a real cactus," said Suno's Erin Beatty, standing next to her glittering plant with co-designer Max Osterweis. "We were thinking about what would be unusual and what would be fun, and ultimately, the most beautiful things come from a place of contrast," offered the womenswear nominees, adding that their intern nearly skewered her eye on a cactus needle while helping them apply the crystals. Worth it, though, as their item was the first to sell.
Womenswear nominees Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs also went a dangerous route, producing a shimmering set of razor-sharp knives. "They're just sleek, badass objects," said Cushnie, insisting that the knives were meant to be used in the kitchen (surprisingly enough, they're also dishwasher safe). Apparently, there were a few less benign mishaps in their creative process. "Michelle's a bit accident prone," chuckled Cushnie. "But she's still got all ten fingers!"
—Katharine K. Zarrella
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"'These Girls' deserve my favorite word," said Gloria Steinem last night as she introduced Glamour's Night of Monologues event at Joe's Pub. "'These Girls' are fan-fucking-tastic." Fantastic, and also fearless. The young women in question—Zosia Mamet, Dianna Agron, and Emma Roberts, among them—performed spoken-word pieces before a room that included Steinem, Meg Ryan, Amy Poehler, and their director Kathy Najimy. Discussing a recent heartbreak, Alexa Chung won a few new ones remembering the time she drunkenly asked Marianne Faithfull, "Marianne, how did you get over Mick?" Agron, in Glee mode, got the whole crowd singing "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow." And the comedian Amy Schumer played against type, breaking down in tears as she recalled a freshmen-year-in-college bootie call gone bad. To wrap up the evening, Poehler took the stage. "We've learned a lot tonight," she started. "We've learned that Sam Cooke can get you through any bad lay. And we've learned that we are OK, because young people, they got this."
Across town, the Sean Kelly Gallery opened its doors for ACRIA's annual Unframed fund-raiser. Auction lots included works from Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, and Arthur Elgort, but Vincent Gagliostro's "60 Reasons to Take the Paris Metro" elicited the strongest response from the crowd. A composite of sixty voyeuristic Instagram pictures of young men on the Paris metro, the work prompted the evening's host, Olivier Theyskens, to think about his own interest in the social medium: "I love to discover the lives of people through Instagram," he told Style.com. "It's very intimate, but it's also very decent in a way, because people show you only what they want to show."
—Nicole Phelps and Todd Plummer