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Fashion Week News: Kate Beckinsale and Naeem Khan, Barbara Hulanicki and NYFW Schedule



Proenza Schouler kicked off the week, Fendi, is celebrating 25 years of the iconic Baguette bag and on Monday, VIP’s at Coach.

Kate Beckinsale and Naeem Khan Photo Credits: Bonnie TurturKate Beckinsale Closes Naeem Khan SS23 Runway Show 

Kate Beckinsale was at the Naeem Khan Runway Show. This collection was inspired by ‘Jardin-De-Nuit’ or garden at night; blooming flowers, luscious gardens, life, and happiness. The collection includes day wear, cocktail, and eveningwear in a color palette of blue and white, cream, rich greens, black and white, and metallics. Fabrics range from silk gazar, satins, jacquards, and raffia. Details include hand-embellished flowers, beaded embroidery, three dimensional flowers, and sequins. Silhouettes include form-fitting gowns, wide-leg pants, rouched skirts, capes, and ballgowns. In the audienceRyan Seacrest, Pat Cleveland – Model, and Harnaaz Sandhu– Miss USA

Fashion icon, designer, and founder of the legendary 1960s fashion label BIBA Barbara Hulanicki’s “Fun In The Sun” presentation at Runway 7 during New York Fashion Week is on Sunday, September 11 at 5:00 PM at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street.

Barbara Hulanicki’s Spring / Summer 2023 collection will include 39 looks with a variety of black and white basics made of certified Peruvian Pima cotton. “Fun In The Sun” makes reference to Hulanicki’s British humor and style, as she always wears black. Highlights of the collection include bold monochromatic graphic and striped long-sleeved t-shirts featuring skulls, hearts, and peace signs, short-sleeved graphic tees, black sweatpants emblazoned with contrasting butterflies, and a Peru-themed knitted hat complete with llamas.

Barbara Hulanicki has been a constant driving force pushing design and retail industries forward in style and innovation since founding BIBA with her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon in 1964. The emporium soon became the hub for fashion and music icons such as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Marianne Faithfull. Being awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to fashion in 2012 was physical recognition of her British fashion icon title and influence.

Friday, September 9th

4:00 p.m.: Proenza Schouler

5:00 p.m.: No Sesso

6:00 p.m.: Collina Strada

8:00 p.m.: Fendi

9:00 p.m.: Tia Adeola, SC103

Saturday, September 10th

10:00 a.m.: Altuzarra

11:00 a.m.: Anonlychild

12:00 p.m.: Elena Velez

1:00 p.m.: Eckhaus Latta

2:00 p.m.: Jason Wu

3:00 p.m.: Victor Glemaud

4:00 p.m.: Dion Lee

5:00 p.m.: Tibi

6:00 p.m.: Prabal Gurung

7:00 p.m.: Sergio Hudson

8:00 p.m.: Private Policy

9:00 p.m.: Marni

Sunday, September 11th

10:00 a.m.: Ulla Johnson

11:00 a.m.: Studio 189

12:00 p.m.: Sandy Liang

1:00 p.m.: Khaite

2:00 p.m.: Puppets & Puppets

3:00 p.m.: Alejandra Alonso Rojas, Badgley Mischka

4:00 p.m.: Barragán

5:00 p.m.: Who Decides War

7:00 p.m.: Tommy Hilfiger

9:00 p.m.: Luar

Monday, September 12th

10:00 a.m.: Carolina Herrera

11:00 a.m.: Veronica Beard, PH5

12:00 p.m.: Maryam Nassir Zadeh

1:00 p.m.: Interior

2:00 p.m.: Coach

3:00 p.m.: Bibhu Mohapatra

4:00 p.m.: Ashlyn, Area

5:00 p.m.: Frederick Anderson

6:00 p.m.: Priscavera

7:30 p.m.: Vogue World

8:00 p.m.: Kim Shui

9:00 p.m.: LaQuan Smith

Tuesday, September 13th

9:00 a.m.: Snow Xue Gao, Rentrayage

10:00 a.m.: Brandon Maxwell

11:00 a.m.: Parsons MFA, Adam Lippes

12:00 p.m.: Gabriela Hearst

1:00 p.m.: Bach Mai

1:30 p.m.: Adeam

3:00 p.m.: Bevza, Maisie Wilen

4:00 p.m.: Peter Do

5:00 p.m.: Jonathan Simkhai, Sukeina

7:00 p.m.: Tory Burch

8:00 p.m.: Christian Cowan

Wednesday, September 14th

9:00 a.m.: Batsheva

10:00 a.m.: Michael Kors

11:00 a.m.: Deveaux

12:00 p.m.: Kenneth Nicholson

1:00 p.m.: Aliétte

3:00 p.m.: Wiederhoeft

4:00 p.m.: Theophilio

5:00 p.m.: Markarian

6:00 p.m.: Willy Chavarria

8:00 p.m.: Tom Ford


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


The Glorious Corner



G.H. Harding

TODD’S AWATS — (from World Cafe) Fifty years ago, Todd Rundgren released his album A Wizard, a True Star, and it sounded like nothing else. World Cafe correspondent John Morrison says Rundgren was pushing boundaries, both in the technical creation of the music but also on a higher level. “Really, the entire approach to sound in this record is exploration of the mind, the spirit, the nature of sound itself,” Morrison says. “Like, the whole album is a trip.” In this session, Morrison takes us on a journey through Rundgren’s A Wizard, a True Star, exploring what the album meant when it came out and how its influence continues to reverberate.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Todd recently -we’re both from Philly- and the caliber of his output is just astonishing. From his legendary solo albums (Something/Anything); to his work with Utopia ; “We Gotta Get You A Woman”; his production work with Meat Loaf and Badfinger; Ringo; and his terrific tour with Micky Dolenz; Joey Molland; Christopher Cross termed the Fifty Years Ago … celebrating The Beatles White Album and writing songs like “Black Maria,” “Just One Victory,” “Sometimes I Don’t Know How To Feel” and “The Want Of Nail,” Todd is simply amazing.

War Babies

Currently he’s touring with Daryl Hall and there’s a bunch of sessions with Hall that are on Daryl’s House. The way their two voices blend is simply amazing. One of my all-time favorite albums is War Babies, from Hall & Oates in 1974. Just amazing songs and the production, courtesy of Todd, is equally compelling. Stunning!

WILLIS REED RIP — I’m not much of a sports fan these days; I can’t even seem to keep up with all the new rules; but when Willis Reed was the center of The Knicks, I most definitely was. I even remember going to dozens of games at MAdison Square Garden (and always seeing Woody Allen there) and having the time of my life. Yes, it was eons ago; before the pandemic; but the game seemed to be so much more fun then. He passed yesterday. A giant for sure and an amazing player. RIP!

Joe Pantoliano

SHORT TAKES — Joe Pantoliano (Joey Pants) is essaying Morris Levy in the forthcoming play Rock & Roll Man about Alan Freed. Freed is played by Constantine Maroulis. Also coming is the movie Spinning Gold; the story of record exec-Neil Bogart. Both should be something to see … Am reading and reading nothing but rave reviews of Sunday’s Succession on HBO; the first of ten episodes which will wrap up the story. In all the reviews, the writing emerges the star. Jesse Armstrong, a genius for sure. Can’t wait. Check out Roger Friedman’s take from his Showbiz 411: 79 year old Top Gun: Maverick producer Jerry Bruckheimer: “Don Simpson (Bruckheimer’s late-producing partner) used to say we’re in the transportation business: we transport you from one place to another” …

Jason Ritter

Terrific Accused episode this week, starring Jason Ritter in Jack’s Story. Jason, John Ritter’s son was just excellent; the show was just renewed by Fox … Steve Miller, out on the road, has some interesting openers for his upcoming tour: Dave Mason and Joe Bonamassa. Mason’s book (Only You Know and I Know)  is out in May … Dennis Scott hosted a special invitation-only Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers event in Nashville for media, TV, radio and music industry professionals, with support from ASCAP, this past Monday.

Fred Rogers cake

The event featured special musical performances given by country singer-songwriter Teea Goans, singer-songwriter & guitar virtuoso Parker Hastings, who put a Chet Atkins-like spin on the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood theme song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” and studio vocalist Gary Janney. Here’s the cake prepared for the event … Happy Bday William Shatner ; Chaka Khan; Reese Witherspoon; and Anthony Pomes!

NAMES IN THE NEWS — Kim Garner; Cindy Ronzoni; Peter Shendell; Al Roker; Julie Gurovitsch; Avra; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Tony King; Charles Rosenay; Phil Collins; Tony Smith; Gail Colson; Howard Bloom; Carol Ross; Danny Goldberg; Paul Cooper; Tony Mandich; Randy Alexander; Shelley Cooper; Brad Balfour; and CHIP!
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Happy Birthday To Andrew Lloyd Webber On His Opening Night



Although composer Andrew Lloyd Webber wasn’t in the house, and missed last night’s opening of his new musical, Bad Cinderella (the first time he’s ever been absent one of his Broadway opening nights), the cast and entire sold-out crowd sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the Tony Award winning Broadway legend and wheeled out a five-foot birthday cake after the bows at the show’s final preview performance last night.

Lloyd Webber explained his absence in a statement he issued last week.


I am absolutely devastated to say that my eldest son Nick is critically ill. 

As my friends and family know, he has been fighting gastric cancer for the last 18 months and Nick is now hospitalised.

I therefore have not been able to attend the recent previews of Bad Cinderella and as things stand, I will not be able to cheer on its wonderful cast, crew and orchestra on Opening Night this Thursday.

We are all praying that Nick will turn the corner. He is bravely fighting with his indomitable humour, but at the moment my place is with him and the family.   

Luann de Lesseps

Bad Cinderella opened last night, Thursday, March 23, at the Imperial Theatre in front of an expected audience of film stars, stage legends, senators, media moguls, and various ‘Real Housewives.’ T2c caught a few of the attendees while we waited to review Parade.

Daphne Ruben Vega

Daphne Ruben Vega

Susanne Bartsch

Ryan Duncan

Ana Villafane

Carlos Gonzalez, Tanairi Sade Vazquez

Tanairi Sade Vazquez

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The Glorious Corner



G.H. Harding

WOODSTOCK COVER STARS — (Via Best Classic Bands) — Bobbi Ercoline’s name may not be familiar to most, but millions own her photograph: Bobbi, whose last name at the time was  Kelly, and her then-boyfriend, Nick Ercoline, were huddled together under a quilt at the 1969 Woodstock festival when photographer Burk Uzzle snapped their picture. The couple, both then 20, were unaware that their photo had even been taken until several months later, when the three-LP Woodstock soundtrack album was released. They were among friends when they first realized the couple on the album cover was them.

“We were passing the jacket around when someone pointed out the staff with the orange and yellow butterfly,” Nick told AARP in 2019 for the organization’s magazine. “That belonged to Herbie, a guy from Huntington Beach, Calif. He was lost and having a bad trip, and we hooked arms with him until he was clear-headed. Then we saw the blanket. Oh my lord, that’s us!”

Bobbi and Nick only lasted one night at Woodstock, and never even got near the stage. They had given it their all trying to get to the festival, ditching their car when traffic became snarled and walking the final two miles. They spent most of their single day there on the hillside where the famous photo was taken.

Two years later, in 1971, they married. They remained together until Bobbi Ercoline’s death Saturday (March 18, 2023).

Nick posted the news on Facebook: “It’s with beyond great sadness that I tell my FB family and friends, that after 54 years of life together, of the death of my beautiful wife, Bobbi, last night surrounded by her family. She lived her life well, and left this world in a much better place. If you knew her, you loved her. She lived by her saying, ‘Be kind.’ As a School Nurse she always championed the kids … ALWAYS! As a person, she always gave. ‘How much do you really need if you have all you need or want?’ So she gave and gave and gave. She didn’t deserve this past year’s nightmare, but she isn’t suffering from the physical pain anymore and that brings some comfort to us.”

We’ve spoken much over the years about how that Woodstock event was so cataclysmic – culturally; musically; and certainly philosophically. Elliot Tiber wrote beautifully about it in his first book Taking Woodstock – a classic if you’ve never read it.

They tried to re-create it in 1994 and though it was good, it just didn’t have that magical flavor of the first one. I wasn’t at either, but as you can imagine, music from that 1969 concert still lives passionately today. I was, however, at Live Aid and that was my Woodstock for sure.

Not to get too poetic, but I came across a great quote yesterday: It’s worth being older now, to have been young then.

Derek And The Dominoes

SHORT TAKES — Derek & The Dominoes Bobby Whitlock on Jim Gordon: “Carl Radle and Jim Gordon … Didn’t get any better than that. The only other alternative [for Derek and the Dominoes] was Jim Keltner. And that’s who should have been the guy and who was supposed to be the guy. But it didn’t turn out that way. He was busy. The rhythm section of Carl and Jim propelled the songs we put together. Jim Gordon is the most musical drummer I ever heard. All of the drums were in tune. literally tuned to a key on the piano. Big kit. But Jim had this wonderful ability to interpret the nuances you could feel but not hear. Carl was solid as a rock. A downbeat player and right on it. So, we have Carl who is solid and down and Jim who is up and on it. So, it was perpetual motion” …

The Ides of March

Do you remember “Vehicle” by The Idea of March back in 1970? It became the fastest-selling single in Warner Brothers history. A little-known fact is that 14 seconds of the completed master of “Vehicle” was accidentally erased in the recording studio, (primarily the guitar solo), and the missing section was spliced in from a previously discarded take. The song reached #2 in Billboard, and #1 in Cashbox. The album “Vehicle” reached #55 nationally … Dolly Parton sings with Elton John on “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” on her forthcoming rock ‘n roll album. I bet it’ll sound great, but how many covers of that song has there been? Maybe they should have picked a John/Taupin deep-cut like “Come Down In Time” or “Amoreena.” Just saying … Does the phrase DLYZECOMKIN mean anything to you?

Micky Dolenz

Believe it or not, in one of those crazy-jumble games online, the phrase translates into Micky Dolenz. Crazy, right? See for yourself:

… Speaking of Dolenz, he departs Thursday on a Flower Power Cruise; then starts his Headquarters-tour on April 1 in Orlando …

Charles F. Rosenay does the Zach Martin Big Fat American Podcast next week, for his new release,  The Book of Top 10 Beatles Lists (KIWI Publishing) … HAPPY BDAY Gia Ramsey!

NAMES IN THE NEWS — Carol Geiser; Bob Meyerowitz; eYada; Andy Rosen; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Paul Haig; Terry Jastrow; Anthony Pomes; Mark Bego; Charles F. Rosenay; Bill Graham; Kip Cohen; Heather Moore; Charley Crespo; [Robert Miller; John Luongo; LIME;  Carl Strube; Jen Ramos; and CHIP!

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