Buro 24/7 City Guide: New York for Fashion Week
What to see and where to eat...
A crowded marathon of shows await in Manhattan for fashion week, which kicks off today. However should a slice of free time appear on your busy plate, take our advice and try one or two of the following...
The first thing to do is get in a good meal, you require sustenance for the style race. Try the famous Daniel for French cuisine, or taste the so-called 'New American' menu from the award-winning chef Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park.
For those who know New York inside out, why not visit the recently opened Italian restaurant Tutto Il Giorno – and in the Tribeca neighbourhood Añejo Tribeca, somewhat of an institution by of one of the world's best chefs, Angelo Sosa. Or there's Obikà Mozzarella Bar on Broadway – a fashionable restaurant chain, established over a decade ago by the executive vice president of Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts. And finally, before the show afterparties kick in, go to the new Dear Irving cocktail bar in Union Square. It's interior is inspired by Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen.
Eleven Madison Park
ExhibitionsWhitney Museum of American Art
Running up until October 19 across four floors of the Museum of American Art are 150 works by one iconic artist – Jeff Koons. Director of Museum Programs and long-term admirer of Koons, Scott Rothkopf, is the curator behind the retrospective exhibition, which includes works from 1978 up until today.
The largest exhibition of classic photos by Garry Winogrand is on show at the MET, taking imprints from street life in New York over the last century. All three parts of the individual thematic exhibition include a chronicle of the city's streets, in which you can see both well-known actresses, athletes and politicians, as well as anonymous passers-by, hippies and soldiers. Running until September 21.
On the eve of the Marc Jacobs show, why not head to the opening of the exhibition 'Killer Heels: the Art of the High-Heeled Shoe' at the Brooklyn Museum. Curator Lisa Small has gathered an incredible collection of historical and contemporary models to match the name and included are six paintings, and a film inspired by high heels.
Before we get started, we suggest you take a look at a Brooklyn beauty boutique Shen Beauty... Where, last Thursday, a small spa opened behind the boutique. It's shelves stock brands such as Mamiel, Amanda Lacey and Su-Man Skincare, each of which contain ingredients that activate immediately.
Also, on the famous fifth floor of Saks Fifth Avenue is the recently opened Fragrance Library, where you can find more than 50 designer scents, including Armani SU, Modern Muse Estée Lauder and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel.
Sephora has also recently added a new service, as of this month – it's called Store to Door and absolutely free of charge. Make use of it while you're on correct soil.
One of the four Grand Slam tournaments – the 2014 Open Tennis championship – is currently in full swing. The finale is this Sunday, September 7, after which there is a special show by Opening Ceremony, directed by Spike Jones.
Anna Wintor and Vera Wang at the US Open
In addition to the iconic exhibitions, recently opened restaurants and finals of the US Open, New York is expecting a rich musical agenda on Friday September 5... Usher is playing at the Rockefeller Center, and from September 9 to 11 composers Philip Glass and Steven Reich will hold concerts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Meet Tom Petty with his rock band The Heartbreakers at Madison Square Garden on September 10 and enjoy Canadian duo Chromeo who will perform with Big Freedia on the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on September 11.