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Georgina Chapman’s Marchesa is ending its Fashion Week runway show

Georgina Chapman was hoping to make her comeback this season and was set to show her fashion brand Marchesa at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 14, but on Tuesday, The Post learned that the show was ultimately ended. An insider said that it will most likely be a digital presentation instead.

“Georgina couldn’t go through with it,” a NYFW veteran said. “She was too scared.”

The show was scheduled for Valentine’s Day and was set to be produced by Navia Vision, a Brooklyn-based production company.

“They were gung-ho . . . but as they got closer, she choked,” the fashion week vet said.

The NYFW vet also stated that Chapman’s brother, Edward, who is the CEO of Marchesa, “doesn’t really have the chops to navigate a boat that’s in that type of water.”

“Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall ’18 collection in an updated format this season,” a spokesperson from Marchesa told The Post.

It didn’t come as a huge surprise that the 41-year-old designer wasn’t ready for the spotlight again. Chapman has barely been spotted since the wave of sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein. More than 100 women have accused Chapman’s former husband. Chapman has also announced back in October that she and her two sons will be leaving Weinstein.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she told People Magazine. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

Event from Maestro Dobel and HODINKEE Pairs Tequila and Watches

For too long we have had to make the difficult decision between drinking tequila and admiring high-quality watches. But now Maestro Dobel and Hodinkee have found the solution in an event series launching in New York City.

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Maestro Dobel, a blended tequila producer that boasts the first ever multi-aged clear tequila and is the US’s fastest growing ultra-premium tequila, has entered an exclusive partnership with HODINKEE, the preeminent online resource for all things dealing with only the most high-quality watches, including reviews, critiques and reports. This partnership has led to the event series ON DOBEL TIME, which was “designed to celebrate the passing of time, from an aged agave plant to a chronograph’s patina.”

Like pairing a fine wine with good cheese, ON DOBEL TIME is pairing fine tequila with only the best watches. Featuring a custom sampling program that exposes guests to the Dobel line, they are each presented alongside a specially-curated timepiece from HODINKEE.

The Maestro Dobel variants which will be offered include: Maestro Dobel Silver, Maestro Dobel Reposado, Maestro Dobel Añejo, Maestro Dobel Humito and what is described as a “rule breaker,” the Maestro Dobel Diamante. And of course, each tequila featured an exclusive, handpicked watch that mirrors it’s sister pairing. All sampling stations are inspired by the intrinsic beauty and mosaic inner workings of a clock, as well as the majesty of the Mexican countryside where Dobel is created.

To inaugrate the event, Maestro Dobel has also crafted three cocktails that are every bit as unique as the timepieces that will be on display. The recipes are:

  • DUAL TIME EL DIABLO, which is composed of 1.5oz Reposado, 1oz Fresh Lemon Juice, .75 oz Agave, Serrano Pepper for a kick, and dashes of Orange bitters.
  • MOON PHASE MARGARITA, which consists of 2 oz Diamante, .5 oz Agave, and .5 oz Fresh Lime
  • SMOKY TOURBILLION NEGRONI, 2 oz Humito, 1 oz Campari, and a Grapefruit Twist garnish

The launch of ON DOBEL TIME is this Thursday, August 18th and features live sound via DJ Neil Armstrong. It is co-hosted by the founder of HODINKEE, Benjamin Clymer, and is bringing the following watches to pair with the ultra-premium tequila: a 1960s Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royal in White Gold with Diamond, a 1920s Patek Phillipe Gondolo, a Rolex Datejust with Grey Linen Dial, a Universal Geneve Tri-Compax, and a 1970s Wittnauer Geneve Professional Chronometer,a 1970s Wittnauer Geneve Professional Chronometer.

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Those who wish to know more about ON DOBEL TIME can visit the official Maestro Dobel website. To learn more about HODINKEE you can visit the official HODINKEE website.

All Images via ON DOBEL TIME

Domenico Vacca Gives Look At New Flagship

Press got an early look at the new Domenico Vacca boutique and the consensus was: wow! Domenico Vacca himself had this to say about the new flagship: “I got carried away.” That statement sets up quite an expectation, but the boutique itself blows even the most jaded of expectations away.

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Domenico Vacca is a name that is familiar to those who follow the Red Carpets and Men’s fashion, and his many stores (including a few in New York) have been an invaluable asset for those seeking a certain Italian style. But his newest venture, located on 15 West 55thStreet, is something you have never seen before.

This unique venture is a Domenico Vacca flagship that is 10 stories, in the middle of Manhattan. The building boasts two full floors of shopping, as well as a barbershop, spa, beauty salon, cafe, as well as exclusive apartments designed by Vacca himself. It really is a one-stop location for all your luxury needs.

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Domenico Vacca had big ambitions in mind with this building, and had this to say on that topic:

“This building is a mecca of extravagance and comfort, each aspect and detail a labor of love. For the new retail space, I wanted to create a place that is not just a storefront, but a destination that draws people in to connect, shop, and relax, reviving the in- store shopping experience.” -Domenico Vacca

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If you find yourself in New York City with a craving for the fine life, and don’t want to travel around the city, be sure to check out the new Domenico Vacca Flagship! Totaling over 8,000 square feet, there really is something for everyone here. If one lived in one of the apartments above the building, it would be conceivable to never have to leave the building to get all your needs fulfilled…