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letter from the editor

KEITH MAJOR

Dear Readers,

“When it comes to leaving your mark on New York City, it would be hard to find a family more entrenched with the history of Manhattan than the Rockefeller family.” Right: Ariana Rockefeller’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. From left to right: Mini Diana Cotton/Linen V-Neck Halter Dress With Organza Neckline; Simi Crepe de Chine and Chiffon Crew Neck Tee and Colombier Printed Silk Twill Palazzo Pant; Muffy Printed Silk Twill V-Neck Sleeve Dress; Nadia Printed Silk Twill Sleeve Crew Neck Tunic.

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WELCOME TO OUR Legacy Issue! As 2013 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories of the year that we believe will leave a lasting impact on the city for years to come. When it comes to leaving your mark on New York City, it would be hard to find a family more entrenched with the history of Manhattan than the Rockefeller family. To that end, we are delighted to have Ariana Rockefeller on our December cover. A burgeoning fashion designer, she wears her family’s name with grace and humility and looks spectacular in our photo shoot at The Cloisters museum. We are incredibly grateful to The Metropolitan Museum for letting us shoot inside The Cloisters. The Rockefeller family also has a longstanding association with the Metropolitan, dating back to 1924. When John D. Rockefeller provided the funds to allow the Metropolitan Museum of Art to purchase architectural fragments from sculptor George Grey Barnard’s collection of medieval sculptures, and architectural elements for the medieval structures we enjoy today, he also had the foresight to purchase the 66.5 acres of land just north of The Cloisters. This ensured that the view from the museum would not be marred by development. The result of his largesse is one of the most peaceful and spectacular spots on the island of Manhattan. Inheriting a big name or a large fortune comes with a great deal of responsibility, and some children may quail under the pressure. New York Times writer Alina Tugend has written about how some of the most successful people of our day have tried to pass along the values that will help their children lead productive lives. Sometimes, even those with great legacies behind them need a little steering toward the future. Happy reading and check out a sneak peek of Ariana’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection below! Daisy Prince

Editor

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AVENUE December 2013  

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 December 2013  

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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