Monthly Archives: February 2009

Between a Soft and a Cushy Place

Caitlin Macy lives on the Upper East Side.The author of “Spoiled” explores subtleties of privilege and the failure and rejection in the waning days of the Second Gilded Age.

Shaken & Stirred: Baptism of Fire

A red hot ale is prepared at L’Ecole at the French Culinary Institute.At L’Ecole, the student-run restaurant at the French Culinary Institute in SoHo, it seems like they’re mixing drinks with a light saber.

Lean Times

Generation B: Boomers in a Post-Boom Economy

College grads are no longer the majority at job fairs as baby boomers are forced to start from scratch.

On the Runway: Gucci and Pucci in Milan

Frida Giannini at Gucci and Peter Dundas at Pucci presented succinct back-to-back collections.

Gucci RTW Fall 2009

Frida Giannini was inspired by Tina Chow and “a glittering, glamorous time, when going out was a way of life.” But refinement, not so much.

Moschino RTW Fall 2009

Rosella Jardini kicked things off for Moschino with a series of witty all-navy numbers.

Emilio Pucci RTW Fall 2009

Dundas’s first collection for Pucci showcased new clothes of the sexy, party girl variety.

Blumarine RTW Fall 2009

Pop Art references showed up in psychedelic graffiti prints on skinny jeans and micro dresses.

Bottega Veneta RTW Fall 2009

For Bottega Veneta, Thomas Maier proposed a lovely and ladylike collection with a range of appealing dresses, in neutrals or shades of grape and lilac.