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Equipped with an Herm�s Birkin bag and her signature sunglasses, this fall Ambrose has her hands full as she stars in her own reality TV show. by amy smith photographs by juan algarin styled by cricket burns THE AVENUE A-LIST Another year, another round up of the personalities that have made the New York world go `round. From fashion to film, finance to photography--these influencers are the power players of 2011. illustrations by matt collins VIVA LA VENICE Peggy Siegal is back in Venice for the film festival, where Jessica Chastain is queen and George Clooney is king. 54 62 this page Ambrose wears a silver wool sweater by Tom Ford. Velvet plaid and black skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier. Over-the-knee boots by Christian Dior. Multi-colored sapphire and white diamond bracelet by Graff. on the cover June Ambrose wears a sequin turtleneck and pants by Jean Paul Gaultier. Black leather platform heels by Christian Louboutin. Enamel bracelet by Herm�s. Photographed by Juan Algarin on location at 535 West End Avenue. Styled by Cricket Burns. Fashion assistance by Amy Smith. Hair by Cherity Sampson. Makeup by Scott McMahan. 76 6 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 760 MADISON AVENUE 212.988.9191 717 FIFTH AVENUE 212.339.5950 AMERICANA MANHASSET 516.627.6001 OCTOBER 2011 AVENUE VOL. 35 NO.10 COLUMNS 28 CHRONICLES New Yorkers reveal their favorite fall plans and pastimes. by debbie bancroft BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG PARTY Over the summer heat and bitter about the fun-ruiner known as Hurricane Irene, Carson Griffith still managed to head out East, celeb-spot at the U.S. Open and hit a few movie premieres. by carson griffith CRICKET 'S CRUSH An alligator clutch to die for. SCANDALOUS SISTERS Divorce, diamonds and debt proved too much for this 1920s dancing duo, the Dolly twins. 30 38 42 128 WORLD ACCORDING TO . . . The First Lady of New York, Diana Taylor, is passionate about this city--but also about international relations and women's equality. DEPARTMENTS 17 36 ON THE AVENUE People, places and parties of the month. ARTS CALENDAR What's on view at galleries and museums. AVENUEinsider For the latest on people and parties, visit www.avenueinsider.com letters to the editor AVENUE welcomes "Letters to the Editor" Please address to Editor Peter Davis 79 Madison Avenue, 16th Floor New York, NY, 10016 email@example.com 8 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 APPRECIATE YOUR DIAMONDS...AGAIN As international demand continues to outpace supply, there's never been a bet ter time to sell the di a monds th at you no long e r we a r. CIRCA is th e le ading global bu ye r of dia monds a nd jewe lr y from the public, and the only firm with the size and market reach to help you obtain the best prices for your jewels. To schedule an appointment, visit circajewels.com or call 80 0.876.549 0 NE W YORK CHICAGO PALM BE ACH SAN FR ANCISCO WASHINGTON DC BARCELONA HONG KONG W W W.C I R CA J E W E L S .C O M | 8 0 0 . 8 76 . 5 4 9 0 Find us: Facebook.com/CIRCAJewels Twitter: @CIRCA_Jewels � C I R C A i s a r e g i s t e r e d s e r v i c e m a r k a n d W O R T H M O R E i s a c o m m o n l a w t r a d e m a r k o f C I R C A I N C. letter from the editor Dear Readers, THE BEST THING about New York is Editor Peter Davis that it holds true to Frank Sinatra's clich� that "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere." The days when old money names like Astor, Vanderbilt and Rockefeller ruled the roosts on Park Avenue are long gone. The aristocracy in the city is a meritocracy where one's worth is not based on inherited fortunes and grand houses, but rather on accomplishment. So when we compiled our annual A-List, we weren't thinking of Mrs. Astor's famous 400 list of socially prominent, invite-worthy people, but rather of who changed the cityscape--whether in fashion, media, finance, real estate, art or entertainment. You name it, this town is filled with fascinating characters who are game changers that keep us on our toes. Our A-List runs the gamut of names from sister acts like Lady Gaga and Natali Germanotta--who are launching a fashion label that will surely sell out in seconds--to Gayle King, who is much more than just Oprah's BFF. Then there is Jill Abramson, the first woman in history to hold the Executive Editor title at The New York Times and Rupert Murdoch, who dominated the scandal sheets that he helped become a phenomenon with the phone-hacking fiasco but still maintins his net worth of $7.6 billion. Murdoch is definitely a "to be continued..." saga that keeps us logging on to the web for the latest updates. In the world of finance, there are a bunch of new names on the block--from young upstarts Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley, who turned the phone app Foursquare (where you check into various locales for points) into a $600 million dollar business, to Kevin P. Ryan who has made Gilt Groupe the blueprint for how to shop online for all things stylish. Politically speaking, we are gearing up for the mayoral race, so check out the likely list of candidates and start deciding for whom you're going to vote. Manhattan Media's Tom Allon is in the race, so of course my vote is already cast. And looking ahead, it seems almost a done deal that Governor Andrew Cuomo is going to run in (and most likely win) the 2016 presidential election. Stay tuned. Of course we injected our list with a dose of glamour in the form of the four Clarins girls--or as we call them, "The Clarins Quartet." The granddaughters of the founder of the famous skin-care company are causing a youthquake in Manhattan. 10 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 Mark our words: soon, you will see these girls everywhere. And if you want to spot the Clarins beauties above 14th Street, look no further than restaurateur John DeLucie's Crown on East 81st Street, which has the same clubby feel as his celeb-infested downtown eatery The Lion. Oh, and the Olsen twins--also on our list--had one of the first dinners at Crown, so book your table now. And make sure to look cool--that is, if you want to get snapped by street-style photographers Scott Schuman and Garance Dor�. This couple has created websites that have the fashion world in a photo frenzy. Delphine Barguirdjian profiles the dynamic duo and charts their massive impact on the internet. Our cover star, June Ambrose--who is behind the head-to-toe look of stars like Jay-Z and Kanye West and helped turn hip hop into mainstream music--is the perfect example of a true New York success story. Born in Antigua, Ambrose grew up in the Bronx, but with her hustle, charm, talent and knack for superstar style, she is now one of the most important figures in entertainment; the go-to-gal when musicians need the style and savvy to get media attention in an ever-competitive world. Also, Ambrose was one of the first people to marry high-end fashion brands with rap music. Can you imagine Kanye West in anything but Louis Vuitton or Gucci? Ambrose's infectious personality and ferociously on-target fashion radar has landed her a show on VH1 and appearances on Simon Cowell's much-anticipated show The X-Factor (which has recently popped across the pond from England). With her career racing at full speed, Ambrose may have been bred in the Bronx, but she was born to be an A-Lister. Peter Davis Editor For more of our October issue, visit www.avenueinsider.com JOE B. VALENCIA october contributors Behind the Scenes Delphine Barguirdjian A native of New York and Paris, Delphine Barguirdjian first started working for AVENUE as the Assistant to the Publisher just days after she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. Three years later--and after a short stint at an art auction house--Barguirdjian is back at AVENUE as the Managing Editor. For her first feature, she profiles two of her favorite New Yorkers: Scott Schuman and Garance Dor� (a fellow former Parisian)-- a couple she's been obsessed with since she first started web-stalking each of their sites a few years ago. Ben Fink Shapiro A visual storyteller, Ben Fink Shapiro photographs fashion and culture. In addition to contributing to AVENUE, his work has been published in ELLE, Vogue Mexico and FutureClaw. His advertising clients include Alexander Berardi, Alice + Olivia, Brunello Cucinelli, J. Mendel, Metalskin NYC, Miguelina, RD International, Tibi and Reece Hudson. Ben graduated from Vassar College, and lives and works in New York. 12 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 CHRIS PARSONS MORGAN MILLER Growing up far from the beauty capitals of the world--on a cattle farm in rural west Tennessee--Scott McMahan always knew he would travel and work in fashion or entertainment. Little did he know that his talent for makeup would make it possible to do both. Today, after 20 years in the business, McMahan has maintained his theory that every look he creates should start with simply perfected skin. He's applied his talents to celebrities and supermodels alike including Amy Sedaris, Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Cindy Crawford, Justin Timberlake and Justin Theroux. McMahan has worked with some of the industry's foremost photographers including Ben Watts, Bruce Weber, David Lachapelle, Mark Seliger and Troy Word. 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Hanuk Hanuk 4. Lorenzo Martone and Ryan Brown 5. Erin Cohen 3 Billy Farrell rings in his agency's birthday New York's new "It" photographer Billy Farrell celebrated his agency's one year anniversary at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Dressed in matching Banana Republic Mad Men Collection suits, Farrell and his team David X. Prutting, Joe Schildhorn and Neil Rasmus partied with guests Mickey Boardman, Kristian Laliberte and Kate Fleming. 20 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 PHOTO F�TE: BILLY FARRELL/BFANYC.COM 1. Anna Wintour 2. Coco Rocha and Karl Lagerfeld 3. Leigh Lezark KRAZY FOR KARL: BILLY FARRELL/BFANYC.COM PHOTO F�TE Cele ate the season with fabulous Fun! Holiday fun awaits on 5th Avenue! Come enjoy a spectacular selection of exclusive and popular toys sure to enchant children of all ages. Stop in for the best in toys and collectibles. Stay for a unique and memorable experience! 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We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. on the avenue 1 DANCING FOR A CAUSE: ANNE WATT 2 3 DANCING FOR A CAUSE American Cancer Society hosts a benefit in Bridgehampton The American Cancer Society's Co-Chairmen Sherri Abruzzese and Gopa Dobson hosted their inaugural summer party, Festive in Flip Flops, sponsored by Joe Abruzzese of Discovery Communications and Bill Koeningsberg of Horizon Media. Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein emceed the event held at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. Guests enjoyed cocktails and dancing to live music by The Touch while raising more than $200,000 to support the American Cancer Society. 1 2 5 6 4 1. Dita Von Teese 2. Emilie Ghilaga and John Glass 3. Alexandra Lebenthal 4. Anisha Lakhani 5. Laura and Diego Garcia 6. Michelle Smith 3 SHOE MANIA: NICHOLAS HUNT / PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM SHOE MANIA The Outnet.com sponsors the premiere of God Save My Shoes at The Paris Theater Footwear fanatics gathered at The Paris Theater for the premiere of God Save My Shoes. Exploring the intimate relationship women have with their shoes, the documentary features interviews with Dita Von Teese, Fergie and other avid shoe collectors. Guests included Fern Mallis, Alexandra Lebenthal and Lauren Remington Platt. 24 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 4 1. Audrey and Harvey Feuerstein 2. Bill Koenigsberg, Buddy Vaastro and Joe Abruzzese 3. Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff 4. Sharon Bush and Dana Klein Is your portfolio built like a house of cards? In today's fundamentally changed world, investment risks are less foreseeable and more misunderstood than ever. 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The celebration brought out Anna Dello Russo, Solange Knowles, Alexander Skarsg�rd, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lydia Hearst and Alexa Chung, 2 who inspired Mulberry's popular "Alexa" bag. 3 4 1 5 3 1. Jean Shafiroff 2. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sybil and David Yurman 3. Annette and Matt Lauer 6 DERBY DINING The Yurmans host a luncheon at the 36th annual Hampton Classic BERRY BASH: ANDREW TOTH/PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM Longtime sponsors of the Hampton Classic, Sybil and David Yurman, hosted a luncheon during the show's Grand Prix in Bridgehampton. Among the many celebrities watching the record breaking performance of two-time Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward were Richard Johnson, Kelly Ripa, Annette and Matt Lauer, James Lipton, Mayor Bloomberg and Diana Taylor. 26 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 7 8 1.Rose Byrne 2. Marissa Montgomery 3. Lydia Hearst and Harley Viera-Newton 4. Maggie Gyllenhaal 5. Alexander Skarsg�rd 6. Emma Hill and Solange Knowles 7 Alexa Chung 8. Anna Dello Russo . 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Here are some fall plans from a few of our favorite Avenue dwellers: Harry Benson Peter Bacanovic Kelly Bensimon Harry Benson: I'm looking forward to the November launch of Hilary Geary Ross' and my new book, New York New York with photographs of some very interesting New Yorkers from the 60s to today with an introduction by Jay McInerney. I'm also looking forward to watching the N.Y. Rangers win some games this season, with my young dachshund, Tillie, and my not-so-young pug Daisy, while my wife Gigi watches Grey's Anatomy in the other room. Gigi Mortimer: I cant wait to start harvesting the pumpkins in my garden, making pumpkin ginger spice cake with maple syrup icing for my Dad's birthday, enjoying an Indian summer weekend, mountain biking with my dogs when the sky is blue and the autumn leaves are at their peak. I also look forward to watching my friends try on the new Glamourpuss NYC Fall Collection at the Doubles Annual Holiday Shopping Spree on October 18th. Bob Nederlander and Pat Cook: I look forward to seeing the shows in London 28 | AVENUE MAGAZINE � OCTOBER 2011 and enjoying the colors and light of this beautiful season, here in New York. Anne Hearst McInerney: I can't wait to hear Patty Smyth McEnroe at the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's event. Carol Mack: I'm looking forward to fewer bad hair days, seeing some of the great operas at The Met and seeing the Ocean's Kingdom ballet at New York City Ballet. Allison Stern: This fall, I'm looking forward to spending more time with family and friends and to learning about our new downtown neighborhood. Kelly Bensimon: I'm excited about spending more time in New York and to exploring the world of food. Claire Robinson, Ann Burrell, Bobby Flay and Todd English have made me food obsessed. Guess that means more exercise, too. Jay McInerney: I'm looking forward to going to the new room at Le Bernadin. Chappy Morris: My fall resolution is to see more theater. As a No�l Coward fan, I am putting the revival of Private Lives on the top of my list. I'm also intrigued by Seminar written by the Theresa Rebeck and starring Alan Rickman as a brutally honest fiction teacher. As one of the great movie villains, he should be perfect for this role. John Demsey: I'm looking forward to great nights hanging out at the newly opened Crown Restaurant. Peter Bacanovic: I'm most excited about the 10 year anniversary of the Neue Galerie Museum and its reopening after renovations in late October. Alexandra Wolfe: I look forward to butternut squash and brussels sprouts. If only I could eat Thanksgiving dinner all year round! � PATRICK MCMULLAN David Salle: I'm looking forward to de Kooning at MoMA and Dana Schutz at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase. T. Arthur McKutcheon: I look forward to moving from rum to scotch. F Th e Pr i vat e Ban k I owe everything I have to hard work. Now I want to share the wisdom I have gained, so my family can build on my experience. 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Relief arrives in the form of Andrew Saffir's Cinema Society party for Our Idiot Brother, which is screened on the roof of the MiMA 1. There, Courtney Love has stayed just as long as I have, taking in the cool breeze, although she had come much later. In fact, she tells me her late arrival made her miss the man of the hour, Paul Rudd, who convincingly plays the loving, slow-minded sibling in the comedy alongside Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel. "We were in 200 Cigarettes together, but you're too young to remember," Love says with a big smile, as we make our way to the elevator together. By the time the following Friday rolls around, the American Red Cross fundraiser with Sharon Bush and Jay McInerney and a screening of Tanner Hall hosted by Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, both in Southampton, are cancelled due to "a possibility of evacuation." The only party that remains is a private reception for the Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil at Sir Ivan Wilzig's infamously over-the-top "castle." Back in a post-Irene city on Monday, things are nearly back to normal. A dinner in honor of Charlotte Ronson's Sephora beauty line at the Hotel Chantelle brings out a slew of lovely ladies, none of whom look worse for the wear, although the opened roof is causing a few worried glances. Across from me, Olivia Palermo Faran Krentcil sits with doll-like DJ Becka Diamond who wears something bondage-y. Later, Harley Viera-Newton controls the turntables. I wonder where Charlotte's twin sister, Samantha Ronson is, but Irene had struck once again: the DJ apparently has been grounded in Los Angeles due to flight problems left-over from the weekend. Irene is truly a party pooper. During dinner, Sarah Kunst texts from the U.S. Open to tell me she is seated near none other than Jack Donaghy, er, I mean Alec Baldwin, and his new lady love, 27-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. Sarah is an exotic beauty who everyone thinks looks like Tika Sumpter (including Tika), but in reality, she just has a Paul Rudd and way with social media (and men). It seems the loved-up Judah Friedlander C Amy Sacco Alicia Silverstone Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin Luke Janklow and Cynthia Rowley � PATRICK MCMULLAN breast center "Having cancer inspired me to imagine a breast care center that would meet women's needs in a whole new way. Someplace women would feel welcome and comfortable. Where they would receive comprehensive patie