What do Project Runway winner of yore Jay McCarroll and artiste Julian Schnabel have in common? Who knows, actually, maybe a ton. But one thing's for sure: They're both on Leslie Klotz's email contact list, as are a bunch of Conde Nast-ites, Hearst-ers, Times, Post, and Daily News staff, and book publishing higher-ups. And now any of those people who'd like to will be able to get in touch with each other, because in the email (perhaps hastily written?) announcing that "as of Monday, April 9, 2007 [she is] no longer with Banana Republic," Klotz neglected to bcc any of them. (She brings people together!) And weird: Who knew that Anna Wintour had any need of free khakis?
The Banana Republic ad with the architects—it's everywhere! And it raised some questions for us. So we asked an architect—we'll call him Frankie Lloyd—who works at "a large firm downtown with an eccentric, megalomaniac starchitect at the helm" how the ad stacked up to his reality. The answers may surprise you!