New York Fashion Week was packed with show after star-studded show, leaving little time to breathe–much less sleep or eat. While some celebrities have departed the city for fashion weeks abroad, (ciao, Milano) several chose to stay behind, for reasons both political and personal. 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 September 16.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER at the ELIZABETH WARREN CAMPAIGN RALLY, WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK, MANHATTAN
— Ariana Nussdorf (@ArianaNussdorf) September 17, 2019
Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted in Washington Square Park at a rally for Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday afternoon, sporting some visor-like sunglasses. Parker appeared poised and ready to support Warren, who spent the rally skewering political corruption in Washington. What would Carrie Bradshaw say about Parker’s political engagements? We couldn’t help but wonder…
RIHANNA and JEREMY O. HARRIS backstage at the GOLDEN THEATRE, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN
Two things I learned today about the Type of theatre maker I am:
When my idol texts that she’s running late. I hold the curtain for her.
When my idol texts me during a play I’ve written, I respond. pic.twitter.com/78081zXnje
— Jeremy O. Harris (@jeremyoharris) September 15, 2019
Rihanna stopped by a performance of Jeremy O. Harris‘ Slave Play on Sunday night, much to the dismay of some fellow theatergoers, who balked at his indifference towards the singer’s phone-usage during the show. Harris also responded to those who who criticized his decision to hold the show’s commencement until after she arrived, tweeting “When Dionysus is coming you hold the curtain.” Given the legacy of legendary tweets Rihanna has delivered from her phone, it’s hard to understand why anyone would would want to keep her from it. Destroy the system!
PARIS HILTON scootering around NOHO, MANHATTAN
While dozens flocked across the pond for fashion week in London and Milan, Paris Hilton took to Instagram to show off her scootering skills in our very own hometown. (How could we be so lucky?) Much like her iconic Segway spring cleaning routine on The Simple Life, Hilton proves she’s as agile zooming down her apartment hallway as she is on the city streets (with her gremlin friend in tow, obviously).
WENDY WILLIAMS and her GIANT LOUIS VUITTON RHINO OTTOMAN on 26TH STREET and 7TH AVENUE, CHELSEA, MANHATTAN
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🦏👨🏽🎨 Once again I had the opportunity to create something for the amazing @wendyshow 💯🙏🏽 this was really special for me, it’s the first piece of furniture I ever customized!!! Thanks for the love @wendyshow ❤️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Custom “Louis Vuitton” Ottoman •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Also want to give a shoutout to @wardrobesupply For displaying my work and giving me a platform for this to happen 💯🙏🏽 thank you! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Newcustom #louisvuitton #ottoman #wendywilliams #wendywilliamsshow #customfurniture #highend #Angelusdirect #Angeluspaint #SoleLegends #TheShoeGawd •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• @louisvuitton @neimanmarcus @hypebeast @complex @thehapablonde @sole_legends_
Wendy Willams was seen backstage at her studio with her new rhino ottoman, decked out in Louis Vuitton’s logo. The custom, er, piece was created by Sole Legends, a Bronx artist who specializes in sneaker customization and restoration (Williams shared a pair of custom shoes she received back in August). So, why does Wendy Williams own a Louis Vuitton-printed rhino ottoman that costs almost twice the average rent of a New York City apartment? Maybe the real question is: Why don’t you?
GRETA THUNBERG and THOUSANDS marching for the FATE OF THE PLANET, WORLDWIDE
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Global Climate Strike 20-27th of September: 4685 events in 142 countries on all continents. And counting… Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed. Find your closest strike or register your own at fridaysforfuture.org Spread the word! #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #schoolstrike4climate
In case you missed it, the world is on fire and no one’s doing anything about it. That is, except climate activist Greta Thunberg, who is leading the Global Climate Strike along with thousands of students set to walk out of classes on Friday afternoon to march in the streets. New Yorkers can assemble at Battery Park on Friday afternoon to hear from Thunberg herself, who will also be speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit this weekend. So what are you waiting for? Climate change isn’t going to wait, and neither should you!