““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
New York Fashion Week
Independent and branded fashion shows and champagne-soaked events will sprout up all over Manhattan September 4–11 to celebrate the international clothing collections for spring. The biggest, most prestigious of them all remains Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (mbfashionweek.com) at Lincoln Center. The artistry, beauty and emotion conveyed in the span of a 20-minute catwalk can be stunning. If you miss the New York shows, just jump on a flight to one of the other major fashion events happening shortly afterward in London (September 12–16), Milan, Italy (September 17–23) and Sydney, Australia (September 24–27). The camera flashes can be blinding, so don’t forget your sunglasses.