Today's Daily News reports that none other than designer Yigal Azrouel is behind the breakup of Billy and Katie Lee Joel. We can't speak to the truth of it, but we can say that WWD reported last December that Katie and Yigal were constant companions during Art Basel Miami, dancing into the wee hours at the club Bella Rose one night, and making the rounds together at the big ArtForum party at the Bass Art Museum another night.
"My vision is not about fantasy; it's about reality. I design for women, and I have my eyes on what I want you to look like," the Israeli-born designer, 36, recently told W magazine __(see our March 2009 story on him HERE)__. Aside from his successful women's collection, he now has retail stores in the Meatpacking District and East Hampton; a menswear line; and a brisk accessories business. As his friends know, he is rarely seen without a wrapped scarf himself, and he designs several styles each season. As he explains, "both boys and girls like them."
Photos: Steve Eichner, Christina Paige