As summer fades into fall, we here at Interview are taking a moment to reflect on all the happenings of the past three months: the bops, the flops, and the truly bizarre. Celebrities, too, were meditating on the inevitable passage of time, in their own ways, which happens to involve rooftop parties and strolls around Soho, apparently. Here, we’ve compiled 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 August 26th.
KATIE HOLMES on SPRING ST. and 6th AVE, SOHO, MANHATTAN
Katie Holmes wearing a Khaite bralette and chunky cardi in August New York weather is the mood boost I needed 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hK0jP6iVHD
— Alexandra Anderson M.D. (@AlexAndersonMD) August 28, 2019
Proust enthusiast and apparent trendsetter Katie Holmes was spotted in Soho on Tuesday transitioning from Hot Girl Summer to Christian Girl Autumn in a $520 cashmere bra and matching cardigan, because nothing says “post-breakup revenge look” like chunky-yet-sexy knitwear. It’s hard to imagine a more perfectly-suited outfit for the thin moments between blistering heat and freezing cold. All that’s missing is the new Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew to complete this summer-into-fall look.
GWYNETH PALTROW on LAFAYETTE and CANAL, SOHO, MANHATTAN
A daring Interview informant spotted Courtney Love confidante and yoni egg advocate Gwyneth Paltrow out and about in Soho with husband Brad Falchuk on Tuesday. The Goop icon was looking, according to said Interview staffer, “so normal,” sporting a white button-down with a green jacket tied around her waist. Per the words of a random passerby, spoken upon our staffer’s second glance: “Yup, that’s her.”
CHRIS MARTIN and DAKOTA JOHNSON at DOUBLE ZERO in the EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN
Meanwhile, the happily consciously uncoupled Chris Martin enjoyed a cozy dinner moment with girlfriend Dakota Johnson at Double Zero in the East Village on Tuesday night. Johnson, perhaps still in mourning over her recently closed tooth gap, was also seen hopping into helicopters with Martin’s son Moses earlier this month, because helicoptering is the hot, new mode of transportation nowadays, we guess.
MORE STARS THAN THE MILKY WAY at THE FLEUR ROOM at the MOXY CHELSEA HOTEL, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN
Following the festivities at the 2019 Video Music Awards in New Jersey, a bona fide constellation of stars brought the party across the river for Republic Records’ afterparty at The Fleur Room. The rooftop bar offered stunning views of the city’s nighttime skyline, eclipsed only by the gaggle of celebrities inside: Video of the Year recipient Taylor Swift, Jonathan Van Ness, Halsey, Todrick Hall, Uzo Aduba, RuPaul’s Drag Race alums and T-Swift lookalike Jade Jolie, Hayley Kiyoko, the Jonas Brothers, and more! Can you believe?
TIERRA WHACK and ALICIA KEYS at COMMODORE BARRY PARK, FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN
Dozens of musicians descended upon Fort Greene for Afropunk 2019, including the debut of WhacKeys, a.k.a. Alicia Keys and Tierra Whack, who shared the stage during Whack’s set on Saturday. The duo performed a selection of songs together to an exuberant audience, successfully unblocking all chakras in the area. Other acts including FKA twigs, Toro Y Moi, and Kelsey Lu–who also wants to perform with Skrillex on Mars and in the middle of the ocean.
GIGI HADID at the ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM at FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK in QUEENS the US OPEN
Gigi Hadid showed her support for her Taco Tuesday comrade Serena Williams on Wednesday night during a match at the US Open. “Only my queen can have me this wired at midnight,” Hadid wrote on her Instagram story, making theirs the most enviable friendship of 2019—besides Laura Dern and Bradley Cooper, of course.
GRETA THUNBERG in NEW YORK HARBOR
Finally, in yet another instance of actual teenagers doing more to save the planet than the actual government, environmental activist Greta Thunberg arrived safely in New York after a two-week sailing journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Thunberg is slated to speak at the United Nations’s Climate Action Summit in September, where she’ll no-doubt bring her no-nonsense attitude to the audience of diplomats. But first, she made sure to visit Central Park. Grass!