David Siik had a hunch. As the architect of the Equinox's elite treadmill program Precision Running, he wondered if music could affect overall performance in the series of interval drills that make up the class. He was right.
Shortly after Melanie Griffith was nominated for an Academy Award in 1989 for her performance in Working Girl, she went to London to promote the film. With legendary publicist Elliot Mintz in tow, she was browsing in Knightsbridge’s Beauchamp Place when a fairy-tale white gown with an enormous skirt at Emmanuel Boutique caught her eye.