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Goofy Invitations Are on Hold

October 19, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

The anthrax scare may make some event planners hold back on creative invitations for a while. An article in The New York Observer described many personal assistants who find themselves a bit nervous about opening their bosses' mail after hearing that Tom Brokaw's assistant contracted a cutaneous form of anthrax. Meghan Sutherland, the assistant to Paper magazine editor David Hershkovits, told the Observer her boss predicted that the “weird invitation” would be put on hold. “You know how, for fashion shows and for other events, you can get these random, weird envelopes and packages to catch your eye?” Sutherland asked. ”[David] was commenting on how that's not going to happen in the next couple of months.”

Posted 10.19.01

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