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AVENUE

MARCH 2014

VOL. 38 NO. 3

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BALLET SOCIETY

New York City Ballet dancers are springing into style: Troy Schumacher, founder of BalletCollective, and his fiancée Ashley Laracey bring an uptown version of a Manhattan love story to life in the season’s fashion-forward trends.

photographed gina uhlmann

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VB SQUARED

Two of the freshest faces in fashion, sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, are both married to nephews of the artist Peter Beard; and together, the two Veronicas have combined their respective backgrounds in fashion and finance to launch one of the city’s hottest brands—Veronica Beard.

by suzanne weinstock klein photographs by keith major

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ANNUAL BEST-DRESSED LIST

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FASHIONABLE HISTORY

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this page VSB wears a Black and White Speckled Tank Blouse with

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THE CATWALK COMES TO MADISON Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel of Suite 1521 are shaking up the way consumers experience high fashion.

by haley friedlich

COLUMNS 22

on the cover VSB wears a Black and Gold Pearl Cuff by CHANEL;

available in Select CHANEL Boutiques, 800.550.0005. Blue Cotton Sateen Leopard Print Tux Jacket with Black Silk Lapel and Blue Cotton Sateen Leopard Print Skinny Trouser with Black Piping, paired with Black Stripe Cotton Voile Sleeveless Top, all by Veronica Beard; available at veronicabeard.com. Pumps are VSB’s own by Manolo Blahnik. VMB wears a Rust Laser Cut Leather Zip Front Dress by Veronica Beard; available at veronicabeard.com. Three Link Cuff in 18 Kt Gold by Seaman Schepps; available at Seaman Schepps, 485 Park Avenue, 212.753.9520. Orange and Brown Leather Heeled Sandals by Longchamp; available at Longchamp, 713 Madison Ave, 212.223.1500

A look at the evolution of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute and its ascension to cultural importance.

by christopher lawrence

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Sheer Back and Black and White Speckled Trousers, both by Sandro; available at sandro.com. Yellow Gold, Diamonds, and Star Sapphire ring by David Webb; available at DavidWebb.com. Aden Nude Necklace by Nocturne; available at shopbop.com. Blue Snakeskin Pumps by Rupert Sanderson; available at RupertSanderson.com. VMB wears a Black Cotton Scuba Sleeveless Moto Top by Veronica Beard; available at veronicabeard.com. Gladiolus Printed Leather Pants in Multi on Black by Ports1961; available at ports1961.com, 917.475.1022. FALYN Black Leather Gladiator Heels by L.A.M.B.; available at l-a-m-b.com. Two-finger Black Ring, Drop Lapis and Diamond Top Earrings and Diamond Spiked Bracelet, all by Rhodium; available at Wynn Las Vegas. Photographed by Keith Major. Styled by Laura Solin-Valdina, NYCSTYLIST.

Our esteemed panel of fashion-minded judges weighs in on who are the most sartorially savvy citizens of our fine city

CHRONICLES

There’s a new police comissioner in town, and Bill Bratton and his wife Rikki Kleiman are the toast of society.

by debbie bancroft

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OBJECTS OF DESIRE

A selection of home items inspired by the late and great British designer Alexander McQueen in honor of Fashion Week; fashion selections from one of spring’s hottest trends—tribal and craft inspired.

by haley friedlich

Profile for AVENUE Magazine

AVENUE March 2014  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

AVENUE March 2014  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

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