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Target Fashion Show at the Standard Hotel in the Meat Packing District

January 31, 2012

Well the next event worth noting that I attended was the Target Fashion show at the Standard hotel in the Meat Packing District on the Island of Manhattan on August 18, 2010.  Well in the heart of summer I had seen somewhere that this fantastic Target event would be taking place so I asked fellow tour guide extrodinaire and cosmpolitan New Yorker Max Naegeli who is a denizen of the hood if he would like to join me for the spectacular where the corporate powerhouse who surely owns the color red in retail just as Julian Schnabel owns the the white mark in painting if he would be up for joining me and he decided in the affirmative.

The Standard meanwhile is owned by Andre Balasz the ex boyfriend of Uma Thurman (who also may or may not have dated Courtney Love at some point stand back 200 ft-actually I saw a free Courtney Love show at the Maritime hotel also in the hood a few years back the same night as missing Suzanne Vega at the Highline ballroom and seeing a line nearby and finding out that if you stood on it if all you needed was Love if you waited there you would get it).   Balasz is the owner of several hotels bordering on many including the Chateau Marmont (aka celebrity o.d headquarters on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and the Standard in West Hollywood).

The latter of the two and namesake of the one currently discussed was the only one I had been to before (not that I was going inside on this night) and where I saw Nick Nolte in a room at the Scope art fair thought he was Gary Busey and missed my oppurtunity to make deep conversation with the Thomas Jefferson portrayer.

The famous nightclub atop the hotspot the hottest spot on the hottest spot is atop the spot which is always called hot the boom boom room (which it turns out blues musician John Lee Hooker once had a club called that way before) and for which in my verbal wanderings around and around in a squircle I pressed down this on my I-phone ……Baby boomers were going boom boom over rumors of the boom boom
So make room for the boom boom
and make room for the boom room
and for room to boom move over to the boom boom room
where there is room to boom and the room goes boom and boom goes the room and the room goes boom boom”…….

Well here on this night Target took over the windows all the south facing windows of this hotel interfacing with the highline only the second elevated railway in the world to be turned into a park  (the first being the platform plantee in Paris, France by the Bastille).  This hotel has become both a place of urban legend and reality because of the many things seen in its windows sometimes by tourists sometimes by voyeurs (I myself as  tour guide on the “night on the town” when visiting here and with adults would show off the scenario and one out of about every ten times a stripper would appear leading to a gratuity jackpot waterfall).  So here on this night target played upon this and introduced their new clothing collection via many models hired to dance in windows once darkness hit and lights flashed and music pumped and the colors went off in xylophones of chroma and and other patterns of illuminated light (Max said that this was worthy of Bangkok)…  In another instance I brought a service order there leaving a birthday party at the Fribourg townhouse where the butler’s golden orange Hermes hue uniform matched the drapes the beautiful international crowd was brought by double decker to a party at the aforementioned hotspot atop the hottest spot spot on off at the spot and I learned that this was the family of the man who had affair with the television anchor had broken up the marrriage of Paula Zahn and Richard Cohen and not those birds Pale Male and Lola leaving his roost on Mary Tyler Moore’s ledge  as sometimes is reported ..this must have been his ex-wife’s place .. The Conagra fortune what a story.  Threatened by the Nazis the Belgian Jews owning a grain company all got on a freighter and sailed for New York City where they are still today.

While I am between laptops for uploading I-phone photos a huge cache which have been lost here is a youtube video of the glamorous event.