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Manolo Blahnik Pronounces His Name; The Great Art Basel Party

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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NEW YORK—The Cut stopped by Manolo Blahnik's recent book signing at his Midtown store, where they asked him, among other things, the worst pronunciations he's ever heard of his name. His responses included "Manilla," "Magnolia," and—the worst—"Me-No-Lee-Oh." Watch it here. [The Cut]

MIAMI—Vanity Fair somehow managed to unearth an invitation to the Greatest Art Basel Party in the History of Mankind. Among the three-week long festivities: "An extremely privately private dinner," a relocation of the Standard Hotel in New York City to a beach in Miami, and 15 hour performance by Lady Gaga. After all that, "the heavens shall open up" and "Rihanna will announce the latest H&M collaboration." [Vanity Fair]