Ashley Graham, Marie Kondo, and Gwendoline Christie’s Flaming Gown: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map
This week may have brought us April Fools’, but New York’s stars weren’t messing around. From clean machine Marie Kondo sipping sake in the East Village to Ben Stiller on the subway, our map this week is overflowing with rare celeb finds. Here, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of April 1 — starting with Interview‘s unofficial spirit animal, Gwendoline Christie.
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN
It was hard to focus on anything other than Gwendoline Christie at the Game of Thrones season premiere on Wednesday at Radio City. She arrived on the red carpet in a physics-defying gown reminiscent of a Georgia O’Keefe painting, flapping her arms to send layers of transparent fabric flying through the stratosphere. Posing against a wall of promotional flames, Christie looked as if she was a glorious effigy — a red carpet look no one else would dare even aspire to.
MARIE KONDO at SAKAGURA, EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN
It’s only fitting that Marie Kondo — the woman who wants you to throw away everything that doesn’t “spark joy” — was spotted at Sakagura, a Japanese small plates restaurant with a huge sake menu. We can get on board with the Konmari diet: smaller plates, more alcohol.
ASHLEY GRAHAM and KARLIE KLOSS at the BARCLAYS CENTER, DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN
Supermodels Ashley Graham and Karlie Kloss didn’t try to hide from the Jumbotron at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks game on Monday night. The pair took selfies in the front row before rushing onto the court to cheer on the team. Graham even grabbed a T-shirt gun and fired it off into the crowd. We admire the team spirit.
KELLYANNE CONWAY at THE SHUBERT THEATRE, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN
Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the President who coined the term “alternative facts” — and who famously couldn’t name any of the black advisors in the White House — was seen at a showing of To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway this week. We can only hope that Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of the 1960 Harper Lee novel, and its fable-like message about race relations in America, sparked some introspection for Conway — or, at least, a sense of irony.
BEN STILLER, THE SUBWAY
It is a fact of New York life that you will bump into a famous face every now and then, and it is an unofficial code of law that prohibits one from losing their chill when that day comes. But a clip from the Instagram account @subwaycreatures shows that some people, when meeting their heroes, just don’t care. When one woman recognized Ben Stiller on the subway, she couldn’t help but frantically shriek and dance while playing with her hair. And we, of the celeb-stalking Star Map, love her for it.