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After Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast this past October, Vogue teamed up with the CFDA to raise $1.7 million for relief efforts through their Fashion for Sandy Relief auction, which offered lots like tea with Grace Coddington and an internship stint with DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht. This month, the magazine is honoring New York’s heroic emergency response teams who got the city back on its feet after the storm, and are still working in the harder hit areas to this day, with a powerful and beautifully-shot editorial in the February issue.
Sure, Kanye West‘s skirt was the big news of the night, style-wise, but he wasn’t the only star who came out to last night’s “12-12-12″ concert. Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, and Kristen Stewart were also among the charitably minded celebs who stepped out for the Hurricane Sandy benefit show.
Here’s a feel-good story for the day: Macy‘s is teaming up with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to distribute Thanksgiving Day Parade to the families that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
It doesn’t look like Marc Jacobs‘ apartment woes will be over anytime soon. He was hoping to move back into his West Village apartment at Superior Ink after hiding out uptown at The Mark to escape from Hurricane Sandy, but that could actually take longer than he expected.
Hurricane Sandy has forced downtown fashion folk like Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfield, and Marc Jacobs to seek refuge uptown. Jacobs was caught by TMZ paparazzi in the Upper East Side this weekend while walking his dog and smoking a stoge, and he revealed the state of his West Village digs.
When Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard last Monday, the armory of the New York Army National Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment, along with the rest of lower Manhattan, lost heat, power, internet, and most cell phone service — all of which are essential to coordinating their disaster relief efforts.
A dramatic backdrop generally makes for a good fashion shoot, we’ll admit that much, but when said backdrop is the aftermath of an actual natural disaster? You might want to reconsider your choice of scenery.
Like anyone who would prefer not to spend four days without heat, power, internet, or cell phone service, many fashionable folk from the blackout zone of sub-39th street Manhattan have fled uptown in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to seek shelter in warmer, brighter pastures. Page Six has the lowdown on which glamorous digs various designers, editors, and stars have chosen to while away the week while the rest of us rely on our generous friends with uptown addresses and a spare couch or two.
Hurricane Sandy has resulted in massive flooding, left around six million people without power, and has caused at least 11 deaths. But American Apparel is still trying to make a buck with a flash sale pegged to the epic storm.
While most of us East Coasters are spending the day curled up on the couch in the comfiest sweats we own, prepared to while away Hurricane Sandy armed with snacks, candles, and a couple of good books, there are a few people who will be braving the rain, wind, and snow in the great outdoors. Yes, we’re talking about weather reporters.