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When one thinks of American fashion icons, it’s very difficult to think of anyone but one person. Yes, my Stan D’arlings, that icon can only be Diane von Furstenberg. The most revered woman in the industry, and coincidentally, The Standard, New York’s chicest neighbor (her studio is right across the street), has indulged moi in a rare one-on-one interview where she fills me in on her royalty, her legacy and her non-carnivorous diet.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the supreme reigning Queen of American Fashion, Madame von Furstenberg.
For my next Q&A in the “Don’t Question Stan” series of titillating interviews, I bring to you the world famous Director, Producer and Screenwriter, Joel Schumacher! Don’t ask how. It’s just what Stan does.
Joel has been a very dear friend to Stan and to all of us here at The Standard Hotels, as well as The Mercer and The Chateau, and it was only befitting that he be the next to face the wrath of my interrogation! Well, you know what I mean…
Few people realize that you directed the video for one of my favorite songs, “Letting The Cables Sleep” by Bush. What do you think letting the cables sleep means…because I have absolutely no idea?
Well, Gavin Rossdale and I had become friendly, and we had rooms next to each other at The Mercer Hotel when he had written that song. He came into my room and played it for me. He explained to me that it was about communication.
The band had either a friend or a band member who was gay and had AIDS. The friend would never tell anyone, but they all knew. All the extended friends and family knew, but he wouldn’t admit it. So when he died, Gavin was heart broken because had his friend just talked to him, he would have known that no one would have cared and that there was nothing to hide.
Gavin was heart broken. The song is about communication. Very poetic. Letting the cable sleep seems cautionary….letting communication sleep. The only cables I can connect with communication would be all the cables that we use FOR communication.
I decided to do this video with a Last Tango in Paris meets Don’t Look Now idea, and the only thought that I put into it was an artistic way to show his message…two strangers in a room and having intimate sex and not speaking to each other. And then when he runs after her on the street, she signs to him because she doesn’t have the gift of speech…
I am SOOOO excited right now for SO many reasons, my Stan D’arlings!
The first one is that, from today on, I’m going to be bringing you deeply fascinating interviews with the people in my life who make the world go round, and the interviews shall be called “Don’t Question Stan, XXX” The XXX being the person interviewed. I know. I know. I love it too.
The second reason I’m beyond myself is because the first in this series of Q&As is my good friend, Jack Dorsey.
The last reason I’m excited is that my martini JUST arrived. So keep reading while I sit back and imbibe. Let the games begin!!!
I’ve been obsessed with maps and cities since I was very young, always wondering what was going on at various places on the map. I got into programming dispatch software for taxis and emergency vehicles to visualize where they were and what they were doing. Twitter is the missing piece of that work, the citizens and my friends: where were they, and what were they doing? I still see it as a big map full of activity.