Last night the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute (where Oscar is Chairman) debuted their latest exhibition, Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy. A beautifully curated lesson in both art and fashion, visitors learn of Fortuny, a man born into a family of Spanish artists, trained as a painter, who became world renowned as a master in the world of design. Fortuny’s clothing became a favorite among women such as Marchesa Casati, Isadora Duncan, and Gloria Vanderbilt and served as inspiration to aspiring artists everywhere, including Oscar de la Renta. Probably best known for his work in pleating, Fortuny changed the way that women dressed. Oscar conceived the exhibition to dispel the common misconception that Fortuny was Italian and to introduce a new audience to the Spanish designer’s masterful body of work including paintings and photography. Visit before March 30th- 684 Park Avenue, NYC. you can tell them I sent you. x
white lights. Park Avenue @ 53rd st.
wollman’s skating rink, central park.
Oscar once told me that the only sad thing about Bergdorf Goodman is the fact that there is only one. @Bergdorfs
radio city, home of the rockettes.
poets walk in the early am, central park.
we asked photographer @jamesnord to capture old new york for us in all of its december glory. here, the first of his pictures: Jane’s carousel under the brooklyn bridge.