Wednesday, September 30, 2009
ANTHROPOLOGIE & SUNDANCE CHANNEL HOST A PACKED PARTY CELEBRATES MAN SHOPS GLOBE
50 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC
September 29, 2009 8:00 PM
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
Well, we thought, no wonder the innovative retailer Anthropologie- does so well.
Keith Johnson, their buyer at large so-to-speak -of handicrafts, textiles, furniture and antiques--- that wonderfully outfit the stores…managed to capture his adventures on tape. The TV series about his quest for the unusual, titled –MAN SHOPS GLOBE- airing October 7th at 10PM ET- on the Sundance Channel.
We had met the man of honor at the Leifsdottir Spring 2010 Presentation…during NY Fashion Week…so we knew that the series will “truly change the way that you look at the world around you.”
And no, it’s not a how to on bargaining (though that comes into play, particularly in the Parisian episode ---quelle surprise----), but features the “hunt” for objects, old and new, lovingly crafted ---and of course, sourced from the familiar and remote locales across the globe.
The eight-part, half hour series just got the green light for a second season…we confirmed last night!
Good thing we knew what the President of Urban Outfitters (parent of Anthropologie) looked like because we never would have found him in this crowd. Glen Senk, Johnson’s partner, (“...the guiding force in my life”) …looking very dapper in a wonderful suit (not Anthropologie, we presume)---has no special plans for the official airing on television.
Senk has seen the entire series, naturally. He introduced us to MAN SHOPS GLOBE’s Director/Producer Jeremy Simmons---who gave us a chuckle when he remarked he has no plans to watch his oeuvre on television, period.
LUCKY LONDON: Anthropologie opens across the Pond (158 Regent Street) in October !
ADDED PLUS: Proceeds from the evening’s sales benefited the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. (AICAD)
SPECIAL THANKS. Stella Artois (served in proper glasses).
INFO: MAN SHOPS GLOBE