"Very few of these awards are given, but Burt Tansky is a very special person," Marzotto said. "He has always tried to understand the Italian way of life, not just the product, but a taste for nice beautiful things."
BRYANBAG: Move over Victoria Beckham and Imelda Marcos. Manila-based blogger Bryanboy just added his latest luxury handbag to a collection that already spans 100-plus pieces. This one happens to be named after him. Four months ago Marc Jacobs was photographed backstage at his fall 2008 show holding up an "I [heart] Bryanboy" poster and Bryanboy enthused over a women's ostrich skin handbag from the show on his bryanboy.com blog. An e-mail subsequently sent by Jacobs to Bryanboy promised to name the bag in question the "BB" in the blogger's honor. Now, Jacobs appears to have made good on the promise.
Over the weekend, a series of posts on bryanboy.com revealed photos of a DHL delivery slip from Marc Jacobs International, a large Marc Jacobs box, a portion of a handwritten note from Jacobs on the designer's personal stationery and a link to the Luisa Via Roma e-tail site offering pre-orders of a goatskin version of the Marc Jacobs "Sunburst BB Shoulderbag", with September delivery. And finally, images of the bag in question — or at least, the original prototype, Bryanboy told WWD, which he reports the designer told him was "not perfected, as it is the sample from the show" but was sent because Jacobs "felt that was somehow special in a way."