Diane von Fürstenberg, Vera Wang, Anna Wintour, Macy’s, Coach, Theory, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Hearst Magazine, not at a fashion industry cocktail party, but, last week, in a working meeting with the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg.
The Culture Shed, the future home of New York Fashion Week due to be finalised by 2017 and worth 50 million dollars, on the agenda. It is a project close to the heart of a mayor with his mind on the mega-industry producing the equivalent of a few billions in income tax revenue and employing 180 000 people having a distinct sensitivity for the art that differentiates a city from cement, as he put it. Bloomberg is set on leaving behind (his mandate is due to end in little over a month) an even better rounded fashion capital, and his fashion close friends are by his side.
New York has 900 fashion houses, was the starting point of Anna Wintour’s world conquering idea – Fashion’s Night Out – and, in fact, actually does fits the world in its agglomeration of people, work and creativity! It’s no coincidence that it is here celebrations such as Giorgio Armani Day are possible. No wonder that the mayor and Oscar de la Renta are lifetime friends! And it’s, of course, where that famous New York state of mind gives you wings (to float above the city, why don’t we ask Kate Winslet?)!
The holiday windows at Tiffany’s this year do speak the same language as mayor Bloomberg.
Photos: fashionfingers.wordpress.com, trouvaillesdujour.blogspot.com, Tiffany & Co.