Stylist Phillip Bloch is sneaker-obsessed.
“I’m a Nike boy,” he told Spy during the Doe Fund’s annual fundraising gala at Cipriani on Thursday.
Dressed in a Hugo Boss suit, Bloch sported black and silver Nike Air Force 1 kicks for the affair, which he had customized at Niketown. “They are comfortable and classic,” he said, before admitting he owns about 200 pairs of kicks.
And while Nike is at the top of his must-have list, he recently added a Puma pair.
“I bought two pairs of Alexander McQueen for Puma that are off the chain,” he said. “I call them my Sarah Jessica Parker ballet shoes.”
Ethan Hawke, who served as honorary chair at the event, took time out to chat about his latest movie project, “The Woman in the Fifth,” directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, which recently had its world premiere in Toronto and will head to the Rome Film Festival this week.
It’s a beautiful movie,” said Hawke, who was dressed head to toe in Calvin Klein. “It’s one of my favorite movies that I’ve ever made.”
Hawke also recently finished filming a movie called “Sinister”, which he described as “really scary.”
But it won’t be out in time for Halloween — horror fans will have to wait until April to get their fix.
Work hard and play hard. Steve Madden had that balance on his mind at the gala.
The footwear mogul, who came to the gala with wife, Wendy Madden, said he was wishing for more time with his 4-year-old twins and that he planned to spend the holidays in Florida with the family.
On the work side, he hinted that he was planning a collaboration with apparel brand Wildfox, but wouldn’t disclose details.