RING MY BELL: Even NASDAQ is getting in on some of the fashion week action. This afternoon, Luca Luca executives will ring in the closing bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market. Luca Luca’s chief executive officer Amir R. Amir, president Yildiz Blackstone and creative director Raul Melgoza will be joined at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square by “America’s Next Top Model” winners CariDee English and Jaslene Gonzalez. The only puzzlement is that Luca Luca is privately held.
MOSS CLOSURE: Almost a year and a half after opening her East 63rd Street flagship to much hype, interior designer Charlotte Moss is closing the shop at the end of next month. “This was a difficult decision based on personal considerations,” Moss said. “While the interest in the store was gratifying, the demands of running the boutique and at the same time maintaining my interior design practice, licensing product and other aspects of my business were crowding out all of the other facets of my life — time for myself, my family, and my philanthropic and community work.”
Moss will continue to run her interior design business, licensing home products and selling through the company’s Web site.
WHERE’S BURT?: For those wondering where Neiman Marcus chairman and chief executive Burt Tansky has been all New York Fashion Week, he did attend some of the early shows, including Carolina Herrara, but bypassed the bulk of them because he had to dash back to Dallas for Neiman’s big benefit event of the year, the Crystal Charity, which supports children’s causes. “It’s good to know that people were missing me,” Tansky joked. Kidding aside, Tansky said the Crystal Charity is “our most important event for the whole year. It was luncheon today [Thursday] for 558 women, and we had a fashion show with Oscar de la Renta. He was here. The night before we do a cocktail party at The Ritz-Carlton for the big donors and committee ladies. I’m here in Dallas doing what I think is very important.” (For more on the event, see page 25.)