Most of us know Liz Claiborne as the fashion legend, but what about the rest of her life? The answer is right here in Liz Claiborne: The Legend, The Woman ($17), a memoir written by Liz's husband and business partner, Art Ortenberg. The book details Liz and Art's professional success with the Liz Claiborne brand, along with personal tales of their philanthropic adventures, and Liz's fight with cancer. "Liz left us more than her work," said Art. "Perhaps more than the consequences of her work; she left us herself. The making of that self, and the good she did for others, is the story I tell." So inspiring!
>> Cathy Horyn On Why She Gives Riccardo Tisci a Hard Time, Dating Liz Claiborne's Widower Art Ortenberg — Cathy Horyn has been known to rail on Riccardo Tisci's work at Givenchy fairly consistently; in a recent interview with Style.com, she explains why: "What bothers me about Riccardo is he’s playing in the big leagues, but there’s a missing sophistication somehow. It’s all so cool, and it’s all so indie magazine, but it doesn’t lead you. It leads you at that level but not at an extra-high level. And I think it could. I hope it does. I’m hard on him because I think he could be better." Another fun Cathy-related tidbit, courtesy of yesterday's Daily: she has been dating Liz Claiborne's widower, millionaire Art Ortenberg, since last Feb. 4; they currently live together. [Style File, FWD (hard copy)]