Last week, a few of my friends commented on the bag I was wearing, asking me where I’d gotten it. It is an on-going joke every time one of us points out a new item the other is wearing, as we are all serious outfit-repeating felons and know each other’s wardrobes by heart. The energy walks the fine line of call out culture meets supportive celebratory compliment. I tried to contextualize it for them, a ‘skeleton from my closet’ of sorts. Later on that day, my friend Claire, who had gone to a lycée in New York, immediately recognized the said-skeleton: “oh my god, I haven’t seen one of those since high school. Yes, chic!”
It’s possible you don’t know the name Ian Schrager, but you definitely know some of the projects he’s created. You know — the incredibly iconic nightclub, Studio 54, that he co-founded in the late 1970s, or one of the numerous hotels he has around the world with EDITION Hotels that he created in partnership with Marriott, or perhaps the very cool PUBLIC Hotel in NYC.