From the Editor: Best Foot Forward
Photograph by Bob Capazzo
For anyone who’s ever attended Fashion Week, tuned into Project Runway or seen The September Issue (the film that chronicles the day-to-day life of Vogue editrix, Anna Wintour), you know that fashion is serious—and big—business. You also probably know that the fashion world, with all of its egos and agendas, is about as warm and fuzzy as a blanket made out of thumbtacks. Climbing the ladder of success in this industry often means stepping on anyone who gets in your way.
Apparently Stuart Weitzman never got that memo.
Weitzman has created shoes with Marilyn Monroe’s earrings, umpteen carats of diamonds and extremely large and rare colored stones; his designs have walked more red carpets than Joan Rivers and Lady Gaga combined; and his empire just keeps growing. Yet if you were to meet Weitzman and did not who he was, you’d most likely think “accountant.” Not because he’s boring, but because he’s so normal.
We had the pleasure of photographing him in his Manhattan showroom (where my own accountant would be happy to know one can’t actually buy stuff). He was game for anything. In fact, I’m pretty sure if we asked him to scale the building in espadrilles, he would have. There was not an ounce of pretense in the room.
When Weitzman’s people found out that the article would appear in the same issue as the Best of Greenwich, they were thrilled. Only in its second year, this section has gained incredible popularity and recognition. Every July we announce the winners of the Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut, but we thought: Why not expand on that tradition by presenting those who garnered the most votes in Greenwich alone? So the Best of Greenwich was born.
We hope you will join us on Thursday, August 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Delamar Hotel when we’ll celebrate the best of the best. Visit greenwichmagazine.com for more information. For those of you who were there last year, you know we’ve got some big shoes to fill.