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DEAR READERS, of the leader he would become, he delivered his reply with speed and diplomacy, “I just don’t want to go out with anyone right now.”) Seventh grade politics aside, when I bumped into Matt at a party shortly after Etsy went public, he told me he’d decided to leave and start up his own nonprofit dedicated to helping small-business owners. Matt believes firmly in restructuring traditional businesses to be more compassionate and ethical with a long-term view that this will improve the world. His Good Work Institute is a 21st-century alternative to a conventional business school education. Around the same time, I went to an all-day conference at the Ford Foundation
Our power covers this year, and we have three of them, are all people thinking outside the box about the new ways to address philanthropy in the 21st century.
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The story starts with Matthew Stinchcomb, the cofounder of Etsy.com, who is an old friend of mine. (And I mean a really old friend: we met in seventh grade and rode the bus together. Full disclosure: I remember calling Matt and asking him out. He gently turned me down but, ever the intrepid reporter, I wasn’t satisfied with his answer, “Why?” I asked. As harbinger 6 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
for Solidaire, the direct action group set up by Leah Hunt-Hendrix. I was very impressed by the caliber of people attending the conference. It was a gathering of millennials, activists and some pretty senior philanthropists. (Agnes Gund, one of Leah’s mentors, was there.) Whether or not you believe Solidaire’s mission is the right way to affect change, Leah’s conviction that having a role in making a better society is more fulfilling than having extreme wealth is refreshing and invigorating. And lastly, the head of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, and I met at a wonderful Christmas party given last year by Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst. He also spoke at the Solidaire conference. As someone who has had more a traditional career path than Matt and Leah (Darren was a banker for years before moving into philanthropic work), he is nonetheless taking the Ford Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest institutions, in new and exciting directions.
or this year’s A-List and Power issue we decided that it was time to shake things up a bit. Welcome to our “philanthropy disrupters” issue. According to Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, “A disruption displaces an existing market, industry, or technology and produces something new and more efficient and worthwhile. It is at once destructive and creative.” Our power covers this year, and we have three of them, are all people thinking outside the box about the new ways to address philanthropy in the 21st century.
One other disrupter I would like to mention is photographer Brandon Stanton and his Humans of New York campaign for the Pediatrics Department of Memorial Sloane Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. Stanton’s crusade against injustice (and his sense that what could possibly be more unjust than children with cancer) led him to raise millions for MSK in just three weeks. He chose to use his 5.9 million Instagram followers to highlight the plight of the hospital’s doctors, parents and patients alike in his crusade to find a cure for those rare and heartbreaking childhood diseases. (We also asked Brandon to be on the cover, but he prefers to stay behind the camera instead of being in front of it). What he did was groundbreaking, and other institutions should sit up and take note. I’m thrilled to have had the chance to work with this group of innovators. Their messages might be different but their goals are the same: fixing the world. So, here’s to friendships made on the seventh grade bus! Daisy Prince
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n a summer that seemed somehow to be more abundantly beautiful and glorious than any other (am I getting older and more appreciative? Maybe.), two events rose above all others, aesthetically and soulfully. The achingly beautiful Lydia Hearst and the achingly funny Chris Hardwick (also quite cute) united in marriage at a ceremony at the Langham Huntingdon in Pasadena that combined both qualities. Patricia Hearst, mother of the bride, oversaw the preparations, though from afar…Africa, to be precise. She also provided grandmother Catherine’s engagement ring for Chris’ proposal. And Christian Siriano designed Lydia’s ethereal ombré pink dress and Mom’s regal blue one. Though the unconventional components (a bowling bridal dinner, zombie waiters, a robot ring bearer, and cowboy-booted female guests) were at first confusing to all but their bosom buddies, everything crystallized delightfully. Chris’ father had been a champion bowler; the makeup artist from his TV show, Talking Dead, gave zombie makeovers to the waiters as the wedding gift; and the couple loves all things sci-fi and western. The original Star Wars droid, R5-D4, rolled down the aisle, carrying the ring. When he conked out midway, the comedian Seth Green sprang out to clear the rose petals, thinking that was the problem. Few of us knew that this was a scene from the movie, and that the able Jawas would do a relay and bring the ring to the groom. The family’s minister, Father Ted Dumke, read from Corinthians (“When I was a child…When I became a Gayfryd Steinberg and Michael Shnayerson man, I put the acts of childhood behind me”), at which point Chris turned to the congregation, who burst out laughing. As Patricia said, “His career depends on childish behavior.” Among the 400 guests were James Corden and Julia Carey, Sarah Silverman; Lydia Hearst and Chris Hardwick an array of Hearsts, including matron of honor, Gillian Hearst Simonds; Anne, her children Amanda and Randy, and Lisa Hearst Hagerman; and Kip Forbes, Kathy Hilton, Craig Ferguson, and Milly de Cabrol. And the registry? A carefully selected list of worthy charities. On our home coast, George Farias once again blew every Kathy Rayner and George Farias other summer party out of the water with his American Summer, One More Time dinner. Collaborating with David Monn, his longtime go-to event designer, they transformed his already beautiful Lily Pond Lane property into an enchanted garden and dining pavilion. One long table, covered by a single piece of hem-stitched linen, seated 86 guests. The 20-feet pitched tent was swathed in bamboo and laced with hanging ferns. George’s own silver tureens and julep cups lined the table and surrounded his china, purchased in London from Lady Annabel Astor. David’s ingenious table cards instructed guests to follow the dot on a table plan to a personalized potted plant. Peter Duchin’s music played Anne Hearst McInerney Darren Walker and through our caviar pie starter and lamb dinner. The grand piano gave us and Patricia Hearst Shaw Holly Peterson a clue of the after-dinner performance. George had read about Timo Andres, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, in the New Yorker, and asked if he would consider performing for us. He did one better, composing for this evening a special piece titled “Bruckner Boulevard” (to be sure, a long way from Lily Pond Lane, though it may have resonated for some). Among the lucky revelers: Kathy and Billy Rayner, Estrellita and Dan Brodsky, Caryn Zucker, Susan Stroman, Robert A.M. Stern, Marlene Hess and Jim Zirin, Alex Papachristidis and Scott Nelson, Rudy and Judith Giuliani, Monica Crowley, Barbara and Bobby Liberman, Tracy and Jay Snyder, Robert Zimmerman, and Serena Boardman and John Theodoracopulos. ✦ Carol Mack, Richard Mishaan, Lisa Fine Fruzsina Keehn
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hat better way to celebrate the start of a new season than with a piece from a new fashion line? Designer Eleanor Balfour has recently launched her eponymous brand, a labor of love after working under the tutelage of Oscar de la Renta. “I love traveling and really look to the local architecture and color palettes when I’m walking around a new town,” says Balfour of her inspiration for her collections, which she showcased at a Moda Operandi trunk show in September. “That probably informs the general feel more than anything. For each individual style, I’m always designing with a particular girl in mind: what would she wear? All the designs are named after someone I know.” Balfour is a direct descendant of Arthur James Balfour, the 1st Earl of Balfour and architect of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. But her style aesthetic comes from her mother's side, and particularly grandmother Countess Gabrielle Goëss. “She collected some amazing clothes in her life,” says Balfour. The two share a love of Yves Saint Laurent. Balfour studied art and design at Central Saint Martins college in London, and fashion design at Parsons in Manhattan. In addition to working with Oscar de la Renta, Balfour worked for Stephanie von Watzdorf at her label Figue. “Eventually, I took the plunge and started on my own,” says Balfour. The collection kicks off with Resort 2017. Preorders are being accepted via Moda Operandi; Balfour has just started to work on pre-fall, which will be launching in February in time for New York and Paris Fashion Weeks. View all pieces from the label online at eleanorbalfour.com ALEXIS THEODORACOPULOS
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o walk through the aristocratic enclave of Sutton Place and Sutton Place South, built on a midtown Manhattan bluff overlooking the East River, is to feel the wealth and influence hidden discreetly behind the genteel façades of the district’s townhouses and apartment buildings. Though the doings within tend to remain private, now and again the discussions that take place in these gracious residences are momentous enough to change the face of the city. One such conversation took place in 1972, when James Hester, then the president of New York University, was enjoying a drink in the sprawling apartment of Elmer Bobst at 1 Sutton Place South. The university was struggling financially, and Hester told his host, a pharmaceutical executive and philanthropist, that he hoped to make NYU “a beacon university for the nation,” but that the school lacked the wherewithal to complete a major research library. Bobst, who never attended college but believed strongly in education, excused himself and went into his own wood-paneled library, according to Dr. Mazen Kamen, a nephew of Bobst who heard the account from his aunt Mamdouha, the philanthropist’s second wife. When Bobst
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returned, he said to the university president, “ ‘This is a check for $11 million: I want you to establish the library,’” Dr. Kamen recounted. “Dr. Hester dropped his jaw and said, ‘Are you serious?,’ and my uncle said, ‘I’m very serious.’ ” The 12-story Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster, was dedicated soon after on Washington Square South. The Bobsts’ elegant 12-room apartment, with five bedrooms, four exposures and breathtaking panoramic views up and down the East River, was recently put on the market for $8.995 million with the Cathy Franklin Team and Scott Stewart of the Corcoran Group. Built in 1926 after the designs of Cross & Cross and Rosario Candela, the dean of prewar New York City apartment house architects, 1 Sutton Place South is known as one of the most luxurious apartment buildings in Manhattan. Apartment 8A, the Bobst residence, occupies the entire eighth floor of the building’s southern wing, and it has all the hallmarks of the golden era of the city’s apartment houses: gracious proportions, woodburning marble fireplaces, servants’ call boxes, and herringbone-patterned wooden floors with buttons that once summoned the butler with a tap of a white shoe.
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No. 1 Sutton Place South (at left) and 2 Sutton Place South. Private Collection, © 2007, JILL GILL, watercolor and ink, 26 x 38 1/2 inches.
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. 1 Sutton Place South.
The Bobsts’ elegant 12-room apartment, with five bedrooms, four exposures and breathtaking panoramic views up and down the East River, was recently put on the market for $8.995 million with the Cathy Franklin Team and Scott Stewart of the Corcoran Group.
Over the past few decades, the apartment served as the repository of major artwork and jewelry, as well as the setting for presidential visits. Mr. Bobst was an early and major financial backer of Richard M. Nixon, and the two men’s families were very close, sometimes dining together on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Nixon daughters called Mr. Bobst Uncle Elmer, and after Mamdouha Bobst, a public health advocate and former Lebanese delegate to the United Nations, fell in love with Tricia Nixon’s dog in the 1960s, Mr. Nixon gave Mrs. Bobst a white Yorkshire terrier for Christmas. The Bobsts’ oceanfront Palm Beach mansion, which Corcoran sold for Mrs. Bobst’s estate in June for $13 million, even had a “Nixon wing,” which the Bobsts built expressly for hosting the president and his wife. The president returned the favor. On his 85th birthday, Mr. Bobst was the guest of honor at a White House dinner attended by 100 people. Although jewelry valued at $100,000 had earlier been stolen from the bedroom safe of the Bobsts’ Sutton Place South apartment, Mrs. Bobst was far from unadorned when she arrived: She wore a platinum and diamond tiara created for the marriage of Queen Geraldine and King Zog I of Albania in 1938. Mr. Bobst died in 1978, and after Mrs. Bobst passed away last November her jewelry and art collection were auctioned at Sotheby’s to benefit the philanthropic works of the Bobst Foundation. (The tiara fetched $225,000.) The proceeds from the sale of the apartment will also go to charity, said Dr. Kamen, who sits on the foundation’s board. The major paintings owned by the Bobsts—including works by Monet, Bonnard, and Chagall—caused something of a stir when they went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in May, as many of them had been hidden from public view for decades. But Dr. Kamen had the rare pleasure of seeing them on a daily basis in the early 1980s, when he lived in the Bobst apartment with his aunt while studying medicine at NYU. 44 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
A resplendently colorful Impressionist painting of the Normandy coast by Claude Monet had pride of place in the grand entry foyer. A midcareer modern painting of a village by Marc Chagall hung above a credenza in the library. A study of nudes and flowers by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was displayed above a carved wooden fireplace, also in the library. These paintings might not have survived undamaged were it not for Dr. Kamen’s alacrity in responding to a frantic 3 a.m. phone call in the early 1990s. While Mrs. Bobst was in Palm Beach one winter, the superintendent of 1 Sutton Place South called Dr. Kamen (by then living in his own home) with the troubling news that water was seeping down the walls of the Bobst apartment from a burst pipe upstairs. Dr. Kamen, who had the keys to the Bobsts’ alarm, raced to the scene. “My aunt freaked, and I was like a maniac getting these paintings into the kitchen, the only place where there was no leak,” Dr. Kamen recalled with a laugh. “Needless to say, the insurance company thanked me a lot.” One Sutton Place South was built at a time when the lavish palaces of Fifth Avenue were falling before the wrecking ball, and the social and real estate worlds of New York were aflutter with the increasing popularity of co-operatives. “The mansions gone?” asked the New York Times. “No, they have simply moved—moved into apartment houses.” The ascendance of the co-operative apartment building gathered momentum after World War I, and in 1926 demand for co-ops reached a new peak. By that time, $200 million had been invested in co-operative apartment houses in the city, chiefly south of 59th Street and east of Fifth Avenue. The renaissance of the Sutton Place neighborhood was jump-started in part by the family of steel baron Henry Phipps, a partner of Andrew Carnegie, which razed a coal-storage facility and put up 1 Sutton Place South, a 13-story-plus-penthouse building, on the full block along the East River between East 56th and 57th Streets. Built of redbrick and limestone, the neo-Georgian building has a porte cochere reminiscent
inform the police that the package contained nothing more explosive than eggs, the head of the police bomb squad, having cracked open one of the suspicious orbs, replied, “That is what our tests showed, sir.” The building’s spacious garden overlooking the East River, a magnificent greensward accessible through glass doors in the grand lobby, has in recent years again been the focal point of sustained neighborhood attention. Built atop the roof of the East River Drive in 1939, the garden has been the exclusive preserve of the co-operative’s residents ever since. But that private space will soon shrink considerably. Most of the garden, it turns out, sits on city-owned land that had been leased to the co-op for just 50 years. When the lease expired in 1990, the co-op kept quiet, continuing to enjoy private use of the garden and even swearing prospective apartment buyers to secrecy on the matter. Ultimately, however, the city elders got wise. This fall, the city plans to begin construction of a long-delayed, publicly accessible waterfront promenade on some 10,000 square feet of the land once enjoyed exclusively by the co-op, according to a Parks Department spokesman. The new public parkland, funded by $1 million each from the City Council and the 1 Sutton Place South co-op, will connect existing pocket parks at the ends of East 56th and 57th Streets. To the west of the new parkland, the co-op will retain private use of a roughly 4,000-square-foot garden: not quite the majestic greensward once enjoyed by the Phippses and Astors, but still—given the rarity of such lush private spaces in Manhattan—not too shabby. ✦ John Freeman Gill’s first novel, The Gargoyle Hunters, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in March 2017
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of Fifth Avenue palaces, and a gracious Italian Renaissance–style entrance with three arches whose keystones are richly carved with mythological characters. The co-operative was an instant success, selling out in January 1927, by which time land values east of 57th Street and First Avenue had tripled in three years. Sutton Place had arrived. From the beginning, 1 Sutton Place South was unabashedly exclusive. Henry Phipps’ four children all took up residence in the building, along with some of their high-society friends, and a 1931 advertisement in the New Yorker noted that all tenants “must be socially acceptable to the directors.” Consequently, the building bristled with Astors, Vanderbilts, Hamiltons and Morgans, along with the likes of publishing titan Major G. H. Putnam. In 1941, during World War II, the neighborhood held its breath after a mysterious package was delivered to Godfrey Haggard, the British consul general, who lived in an eighth-floor apartment in 1 Sutton Place South, possibly the residence later purchased by the Bobsts. The consul called the police, and before long the area was swarming with patrol cars, a police emergency truck and five fire engine companies. Police lines were established all along the street, while the fireboat Thomas Willett took up position on the East River. The emergency squad set up a large container of oil in the building’s private rear garden, and after the package was gingerly lowered into it, men of the police technical laboratory deployed their fluoroscope. Around this time, the consul received a letter from Nathalie Sedgwick Colby, the ex-wife of a former U.S. secretary of state, telling the consul to keep an eye out for an early Easter gift she was sending him: six dozen eggs laid by her own hens. When the consul ran out to the garden to
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MATTHEW Stinchcomb On Going Public with Etsy.com and the Future of Business by Michael photographs by Ben
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ounded 11 years ago, Etsy, the online craft marketplace, is now a household name. But just prior to its launch, Matthew Stinchcomb, Etsy’s soon-to-be vice president of values and impact, was successfully engaged with his rock band, the French Kicks. Stinchcomb was living in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, at the time. The band had just broken up. His roommate Robert Kalin had decided to found Etsy as an artisanal answer to eBay, where artists could sell their wares. Kalin was also new to the world of online businesses, getting his start when he offered to make a website for a restaurant that his landlord owned, in order to make rent. He didn’t mention to his landlord that he’d never made a website before. When Etsy was still in its infancy, Kalin asked Stinchcomb to essentially be the company’s marketing department. “And I said, ‘I don’t know anything about marketing,’ ” Stinchcomb recalls recently in an interview in Crown Heights, not far from where Etsy was started. “And Rob said, ‘Perfect.’ ” There was nothing immediate in Stinchcomb’s background to suggest that he’d be suited to the job. Originally a ninth-generation native of the Washington, D.C. area (his eighth-great-grandfather, Nathaniel Stinchcomb came to Maryland in 1660) Stinchcomb attended the Potomac School before graduating in 1997 from Oberlin College. (He has one brother, Josh Stinchcomb, who has also triumphed in the digital marketplace. He oversees all branded content at Condé Nast.) After school, Stinchcomb was living out the great American dream of being young and in a rock band. Once described by the New York Times as, “Meticulously rumpled, compulsively flirtatious with man, woman and beast alike, he sings lead on the classic rock and soul numbers and plays rhythm guitar with sloppy panache.” His natural charisma seems to have served him well in his new role, and while the other founders eventually left Etsy.com, Stinchcomb stuck it out, helping turn the company into the world’s only publicly traded benefit corporation (b-corp) and guiding its philanthropic endeavors, holding the title of Etsy’s Vice President of Values and Impact.
The goal of the Good Work Institute is to take some of the progress that had been made at Etsy and transplant it to businesses across the greater New York region.
n early 2015, while still at Etsy.com, Stinchcomb founded the independent nonprofit Etsy.org. He left Etsy.com six months later to run Etsy.org, which he renamed the Good Work Institute in August 2016 to avoid confusion with Etsy.com. “It sounds a little bit Bible-y, but that’s not how I mean it,” Stinchcomb says. The Good Work Institute is a kind of quasi business school that works with companies throughout New York State on developing socially responsible goals, and holds them accountable for following through. A lot of major companies take a cynical view of their social impact, with the mentality being “we’ll do good, so long as we can keep making money.” Stinchcomb’s main charitable contribution has been to call their bluff. “In general,” he said, “my belief is that the business world is stuck in that space of ‘doing well by doing good.’ You can still make a ton of money and you can do it in a way that’s good. But if you have less packaging on a bottle of water, is that really good? I don’t think business people are really asking the question ‘Does the world need what I’m making?’ ‘Is the world better than it would be if I weren’t here?’ These are the questions I think we need to be asking ourselves.” Beginning in 2011, Stinchcomb started thinking about how businesses could work differently. At the time, he was overseeing Etsy’s values and impact department, which he described as an internal consulting firm. He decided to write a new, and very long, company mission statement, which he can still recite from memory. (Stinchcomb, after doing so, described it as “really wonky.”) He eventually shortened the mission to: “reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.” Most corporations have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) department. Stinchcomb thought of them as an empty marketing tool. (“BP became ‘Beyond Petroleum,’ but they’re still awful,” he said.) Stinchcomb wanted to rehink business as an important component of local economies, rather than a place that simply sells stuff. With this in mind, Etsy has recently committed to transitioning to using 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020 at its Brooklyn headquarters. The company has also announced a six-month paternity leave policy. Since the very beginning, Etsy has prided itself on transparency, making earnings reports readily available to the public.
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ow, Stinchcomb is able to continue to instill those values into the community as the executive director of the Good Work Institute. When initially founded as Etsy.org, the company received start-up capital in the form of company stock, but it remained independent from Etsy. The goal of the Good Work Institute is to take some of the progress that had been made at Etsy and transplant it to businesses across the greater New York region. He sees the business world as existing on a scale going from “degenerative” (“the pharmaceutical guy who jacks up prices”) to “compliance” (“How do I get my company in compliance with government standards, but not at the expense of profits?”) to “less bad” (“we’re not going to change what we do but we’re going to do it in the least bad way we can”) to “sustainable” (“neither bad nor good”) to “regenerative.” Most companies are “less bad,” Stinchcomb said. His mission is to push business further toward the positive end of the spectrum. The Good Work Institute runs a six-month fellowship program in two regions along the Hudson River, with an expansion to a third region planned for next year. Each firm proposes a goal, and makes a commitment to achieving that goal in the six-month timeframe. “We are reimagining traditional business education by prioritizing compassion, wisdom and ethical integrity, over growth, competitiveness or profit maximization,” says Stinchcomb. “We aim to develop the whole person behind each enterprise, and help them make decisions that honor all the people and places they impact.” Ultimately, the Good Work Institute seeks to make all of its educational resources and techniques freely available online so that similar initiatives can be proposed and implemented around the world. As one example, Stinchcomb cited a participant called Ovenly, a Brooklyn bakery that also has a second location in Manhattan. The business made a commitment to hiring formerly incarcerated people, and developing job training programs for them. The company’s founder wants to connect with other local businesses to commit to hiring ex-convicts and help develop the training programs, both as a way of cutting costs and as a corrective to business practices that largely shy away from employing from this particular demographic. “That to me is the right kind of thinking,” Stinchcomb said. “Changing not just how you do business, but also changing the potential for the whole community to do business in a different way.” ✦
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LEAH Hunt-Hendrix On Taking a Page from Occupy Wall Street with Solidaire by Janet Allon photographs by Ben
hat can a member of the elite 1 percent do to bring about more economic equality and social justice? That is one of the animating questions of Leah Hunt-Hendrix’s young life, and it is one the 33-year-old has answered by taking a creative approach with philanthropy. The granddaughter of Texas oil and gas billionaire H.L. Hunt (whose life provided inspiration for the J. R. Ewing character on Dallas), Leah grew up privileged on Fifth Avenue. She attended Sacred Heart, where the Hiltons were among her schoolmates and where, she says, “the pressure was to be as wealthy as possible.” Eventually, she came to the realization that extreme wealth and the competition for it, rather than making people happy, was instead isolating them and causing them a great deal of strife. She had seen it in her own family and witnessed it with her friends. A brief move to New Mexico at age 11, where some of her classmates lacked the benefit of indoor plumbing, opened her eyes, and she had trouble squaring the poverty she had witnessed with the extremes of materialism she experienced in New York. She lived in the lap of luxury, with trappings that included a yacht. Still her parents, best-selling authors and relationship therapists Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, were deep thinkers. Her mother is a pioneering philanthropist who helped start the New York Women’s Foundation and the Dallas Women’s Foundation. As she matured, Leah’s intellectual life made her question the very structures that allowed her to have so much while others had so little.
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“Having a role in making a better society is more fulfilling than having extreme wealth.” Hunt-Hendrix says.
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he had always been a big reader; her father had started her off on reading philosophy at a young age. It accustomed Leah to asking the big questions early on, questions, like what does it mean live a life worth living? Eventually, her restless intellect brought her to Princeton where she got a PhD in religion ethics and politics, and where she studied with Cornel West, among other luminaries. Writing a dissertation on the concept of solidarity further helped her distill her thinking, which is both political and very personal. “Relationships are what make you happy,” she says. “Relationships, a sense of purpose and a sense of community.” Galvanized in part by the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement and anti-austerity protests in Europe, Leah wondered what her role in producing the sort of structural changes in society she had become convinced were necessary might be. She came to the conclusion that she needed to organize within her own community. In 2012, she cofounded the Solidaire Network, which she describes as “a way for people with a lot of privilege to find a role in the social movements of our time.” That role is, naturally, providing funding for grassroots activist groups. Solidaire is a membership organization, with a $15,000 price of admission, and it funds everything from Black Lives Matter groups to OUR Walmart—which helped get Walmart workers a raise—to groups fighting against climate change and for immigration rights. Solidaire especially seeks out organizations that are “new, experimental and not foundation ready,” Leah says. They also look to fund Black-led organizations in particular to redress the startling stat that less that 2 percent of philanthropy goes to such groups.
“Relationships are what make you happy,” Hunt-Hendrix says. “Relationships, a sense of purpose and a sense of community.”
f addressing what she sees as structural racism in the world of philanthropic world and funding groups that fight for a more equitable distribution of wealth seems like a paradox for an heiress, Leah understands, but she does not see it that way. “Having a role in making a better society is more fulfilling than having extreme wealth,” she says. “Being wealthy can feel isolating. We’re trying to find a way for people to be connected to the society around them, and to the communities that are impacted by structural inequities. It can be scary to admit that our system is broken, and people may be worried, ‘am I going to lose everything?’ But it does not need to be scary. It can be exciting.” Her role in funding radical social movements has won Leah plaudits from one of her heroes, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, publisher and part owner of The Nation and author of several books. “Leah is a remarkable figure,” vanden Heuvel says. “She has displayed grace, skill and boldness in forging a community of affluent people committed to funding transformational, systemic change. Leah understands that these times of unprecedented inequality demand not only nimbly moving resources to support social movements but also shifting the paradigm of philanthropy.” Longtime family friend Abigail Disney is similarly impressed, but somehow not surprised. “I’ve known Leah since she was a very young woman, and there is something so elegantly consistent about what she does now with who she was back then,” Disney, a filmmaker and philanthropist herself, says. “She was always thoughtful, reflective, consistent with her convictions even when convictions are inconvenient.” Disney also hails Solidaire as a “burst of new thinking from someone who grew up with the old thinking and knows it is time to turn the page.” ✦
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Walker On Shaking up the Roots of the Ford Foundation by Kelly
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arren Walker’s office is covered in paper. Bookshelves line the perimeter. They’re full. A long table sits in the middle. Piles of books hide the surface. Evicted by Matthew Desmond sits on top. It’s a call for the United States to fix the housing system. The office has two walls of windows. One set looks into the atrium of the Ford Foundation building, which has been designated a New York City landmark. The others look down onto the street below. The trip to Walker’s office involves a front desk check-in, a wait in a first-floor room, an offer of water, an elevator ride to the 10th floor and a few moments of sitting just outside an administrator’s office. Then, Walker opens his door. He exudes warmth. His greeting disarms the formality of the setup. “Darren has unmatched energy, and he uses it very wisely,” says Jo Carole Lauder, who has known Walker for 10 years. She is the chairman of the Foundation for Art & Preservation in Embassies (FAPE). He is the vice president. “He connects with everyone he meets, and he follows through. He responds to people in a more positive way than I’ve ever seen before, and he just walks into a room and makes it better.” As the president of the Ford Foundation, Walker has received numerous accolades. None of them have left him jaded. He was named on Time magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2016; has received 10 honorary degrees and was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin—the school’s highest honor. On a Tuesday in late August, our interview was his chief focus. Walker never broke eye contact. It’s hard to imagine him ever being sidetracked.
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t the Ford Foundation, Walker’s mission is to create a more fair global society. “Among the greatest injustices today is the criminal justice system in this country, which is inherently biased by design,” he says. Fighting that bias is one of the chief projects that Walker has taken on. The Ford Foundation is the nation’s second-largest philanthropy, awarding grants to institutions, projects and individuals. Established in 1936 with an initial gift of $25,000 from Edsel Ford, son of automotive giant Henry Ford, the Ford Foundation is now the steward of a $12 billion endowment, making $500 million in grants around the world each year. Throughout its history, the foundation has helped fund the ideas of such visionaries as Margaret Mead, James Baldwin, Muhammad Yunus, Gloria Steinem and Condoleezza Rice. Walker is a traditional philanthropist shaking up what traditional philanthropy means. “He’s very correct in a funny, old-fashioned way, which is something we need desperately right now,” says Lauder. “He knows right from wrong, and he lives his life that way. He really tries to help people.” In a blog posted on the Ford Foundation’s website last November, Walker announced his evolving strategy for the organization, called “FordForward.” Fighting inequality remains of paramount importance, but the new focus is on helping organizations achieve long-term success with a “more coherent and interconnected grant-making program—one that seeks to do fewer things better, rather than more at less than our best.” Earlier that year, Walker also shifted the priorities of the Ford Foundation to be on six key program areas—civic engagement and government; creativity and free expression; gender, ethnic and racial justice; inclusive economics; internet freedom; and youth opportunity and learning. The initiative has led to more comprehensive assistance for some programs, but it also means fewer grants are offered overall. With more than 100,000 applications per year, the Ford Foundation is able to fulfill roughly 2 percent of said requests, and Walker favors those that can have the greatest impact on the greatest number of people. If he could only award grants to organizations based on their answer to one question, Walker sees the response to “What change do you seek in the world and what do you propose to do to contribute to that change?” as the most important.
urrently, the change that Walker would like to impact is the inequality in the criminal justice system. On a personal level within the Ford Foundation, Walker hires formerly incarcerated men and women into a company internship program. Outside the confines of the Midtown East office, he and the Ford Foundation are also working on a program called “Ban the Box,” whereby employers wouldn’t be able to ask about a person’s criminal past until later in the hiring process. “We don’t want to ban asking the question,” clarifies Walker. “But to not have the fact that someone has been convicted of a crime automatically disqualify them from consideration.”
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“Darren responds to people in a more positive way than I’ve ever seen before, and he just walks into a room and makes it better,” says Jo Carole Lauder, who has known Walker for 10 years.
The private sector has a positive influence on the public good. “Every business in this city contributes to social impact by employing people,” says Walker. But beyond that, he adds, “I think businesses need to think about ways in which they can modify their practices to insure that they are more inclusive in who they employ. “I believe that it’s possible to harness some of that creativity, ingenuity and innovation [in the private sector] for social good,” continues Walker. “One way is through impact investing, which is what we think of a triple-bottom-line investing—investing in a way that generates a financial return, a social return and an environmental return.” Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America are at the forefront of this movement, notes Walker. “More recently, we’ve seen the amount of private capital being invested in impact investing grow, and I think we’re going to see it grow at an accelerated pace in the future,” he says, citing Larry Fink at BlackRock as a leader in this sphere. A potential danger to the future of doing good, however, is technology. “The risk of activism on social media is that it can give a false sense of engagement, because engagement in social change requires more than clicking a mouse on your computer,” he says. The phenomenon of hitting “like” or retweeting a cause is often referred to as “slacktivism,” whereby people feel like they’re helping a charitable initiative, but in reality do little to further its mission. But Walker remains a self-described “hopeless hope-aholic” in combating the injustices in society. Much of his hopefulness vests in New York City, where he is constantly inspired by the breadth and depth of creative philanthropy, particularly by heavy hitters like Michael Bloomberg, Peter and Jennifer Buffett, and Agnes Gund.
Walker is a traditional philanthropist shaking up what traditional philanthropy means.
is hope also stems from his own background and experiences. Born in a charity hospital in Louisiana, raised by a single mother in East Texas and educated in the public school system, Walker went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin for both undergrad and law school before embarking on his corporate career. “My story from that little shotgun house in Ames, Texas, to this magnificent Ford Foundation building could only have happened in America,” says Walker. “For me, what I think about every day is, how do I contribute to making America a country where stories like mine continue to be generated?” He credits his support system, and particularly his mother, for keeping him focused, grounded and ambitious throughout his childhood. “In every step of life, you have to build a cheering section,” says Walker of the key to his success. Walker began his career at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton before transitioning to finance at UBS. Almost a decade later, Walker took time off from corporate America to become the COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Harlem’s largest community development organization. From there, he transitioned to roles in philanthropic organizations, first as vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation and then at the Ford Foundation. He is also a trustee of Carnegie Hall, the New York City Ballet, the High Line, the Arcus Foundation and PepsiCo. “He’s the real American dream,” says Lauder. “He took advantage of every opportunity that came his way. And he appreciates everything. He’s very grateful, and he sees the positive side in things.” After our interview, Walker sends a thank-you note before I can even get back to my desk. ✦ OCTOBER 2016 • AVENUE MAGAZINE | 59
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The Most Influential New Yorkers of 2016 Like the 212 area code, our annual A-List celebrates iconic New York. These power players are at the top of their game. Some occupy perennial spots on these pages. Some are just starting to emerge onto the scene. And some are such heavy hitters that they’re celebrated in our Hall of Fame. Family names are also revered—with a lineage like them, it’s impossible to fit everyone within the confines of our 212. Flip through to see New York’s biggest influencers for 2016, and beyond.
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ELIZA REED AND ALEX BOLEN The two have solidified their position as the power couple behind the Oscar de la Renta brand. Eliza Reed, the stepdaughter of Oscar de la Renta, and her husband, Alex Bolen, the CEO of Oscar de la Renta, have focused on sustaining the company since de la Renta’s death in 2014. Most recently, Bolen has brought back designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim as the creative directors of the brand, and focused upon expanding the fashion label internationally. They continue to make women’s ready-to-wear a priority at the company.
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He is both an entertainment executive and philanthropy star. Geffen made a $100 million contribution to the Lincoln Center in 2015. Following the contribution, the Lincoln Center concert hall formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall was renamed David Geffen Hall. This year, Geffin contributed $100 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will soon name a new wing the David Geffen Wing. Geffen has also made notable real estate moves in the past year. In September 2016, he listed his Fifth Avenue co-op for $27.5 million, with plans to also renovate his new house in East Hampton.
In September 2016, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan took on a new role as Hearst’s first chief content officer. In her new position, Coles will oversee Hearst magazine editors as well as new ventures and potential partnerships for the publications, both international and domestic. Coles has been at Hearst since 2006, when she was hired as the editor in chief of Marie Claire. As one of Snapchat’s board of directors, she continues to serve as a leader shaping the modern media landscape, although she will not stray far from the topics of interest at Cosmopolitan. She is to release a book with HarperCollins in 2018 about sex and love.
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The media mogul is leading all news coverage for the internet giant Vice. His biggest responsibility in the coming years include sustaining the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news partnership with HBO. Weekly and nightly news broadcasts are to be produced by Tyrangiel and his robust team. The former Bloomberg chief content officer has contracted 26 new hires and recruited talent from BuzzFeed to the New York Times.
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TIME TELLS ALL
A look at some of the most powerful watch brands and the famous figures who wear them by Wendy Sy
hroughout history, some of the best-known celebrities have sported luxury watches that serve not only as mere gadgets to tell the hours of the day, but as status symbols defining power, wealth and social class as well. In today’s digital age, that hasn’t changed. Yes, time can be easily accessed in ways other than a wrist accessory (thanks to cell phones, tablets and computers), but timepieces are still often worn, perhaps because they offer a certain emotional connection to the wearer. The value of each watch can range greatly depending on the brand, materials, exclusivity, how and where it’s made, and who wears it. Many brands pay thousands, even millions, for famous faces to endorse their watches. And of course, there are celebrities who would just as happily splurge on a watch—some may even collect them as traditionally as people do stamps. Here, we’ve rounded up facts on some of the most coveted timepieces out there, and the notables who wear them. Who says money can’t buy time?
BOVET Actress Madeleine Stowe’s close friendship with BOVET owner Pascal Raffy led to her work for the brand as the face of the Lady BOVET Flower of Life timepiece. Built with the brand’s classic Amadeo convertible system, it can be transformed into a wristwatch, a pocket watch, a pendant watch and a desk clock. The design incorporates its namesake flower of life motif, which represents the universal symbol of balance and vitality found in many civilizations.
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$130,800: Price of the Lady BOVET Flower of Life watch. 10%: Of the value of every timepiece in this design sold will be donated to the Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) association. 7: Days of power reserve. 30: Meters of water resistance. 1822: The year Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers was chartered in London by Édouard Bovet. It is most known for its pocket watches manufactured for the Chinese market in the 19th century.
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100: Meters of water resistance. 42: Hours of power reserve.
TIFFANY & CO. Actor Liev Schreiber has been seen wearing Tiffany & Co. watches on multiple occasions both on and off the red carpet. This year alone, he wore timepieces from the brand to the 73rd Annual Golden Globes, the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards and the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
1853: The year Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of the brand, installed a statue of Atlas holding a clock above the entrance of his store at 550 Broadway. It was one of the first public clocks in New York City. 2015: The year when the CT60 collection was launched. It was inspired by an archival Tiffany & Co. watch gifted to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which he then wore to the historic Yalta Conference in 1945.
It’s safe to say that actress, author, director and beauty entrepreneur Drew Barrymore is a watch aficionado. In fact, she has been seen wearing more than one on a wrist at a time! Among the timepieces that she has worn is one from the Chanel BOY.FRIEND collection. $14,500: Price of the Chanel BOY.FRIEND large model watch in 18K beige gold on a black alligator strap. 1987: The year when the first line of Chanel watches launched, with the creation of the Première model, designed by Jacques Helleu.
$4,750: Price of the Tiffany & Co. CT60 3-Hand watch.
30: Meters of water resistance. 42: Hours of power reserve.
2015: The year when the BOY.FRIEND collection launched. Its long octagonal shape was inspired by both the aerial view of the Place Vendôme and the stopper of the Chanel N°5 perfume bottle.
JAEGERLECOULTRE British actor Clive Owen is almost never seen without a watch. A true collector, he has sported several styles from Jaeger-LeCoultre, including the Geophysic True Second watch, which launched last fall.
$17,500: Price of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second watch in pink and gold. It is named after a watch that belongs both to universal history and to the heritage of its manufacture. 275: Components. 28,800: Vibrations per hour. 1833: The year founder Antoine LeCoultre transformed his small barn
into a watchmaking atelier in Le Sentier, Switzerland. 1958: The International Geophysical Year when Jaeger-LeCoultre created a chronometer for scientists on a mission. The timepiece was designed to withstand the magnetic fields of the North Pole while maintaining its formidable precision—its overriding characteristic was extreme resistance. OCTOBER 2016 • AVENUE MAGAZINE | 67
$15,600: Price of a Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT in steel and gold. The unique style is an authentic instrument for aviators.
BREITLING As one of Hollywood’s most enduring talents, John Travolta Travolta’s passion for aviation is one he shares with Breitling. The film legend is also a private pilot and has worn his Breitling timepieces to the Oscars, the Living Legends of Aviation Awards and the Reno Air Races, and in films such as From Paris Love. with Love
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TAG HEUER Actress, model, social media phenomenon and all around It Girl Cara Delevingne was convinced by JeanClaude Biver, TAG Heuer’s CEO and president of the watch division of the LVMH, to join the brand’s family of ambassadors as of last year. The brand created six versions of watches in a specialedition line designed for Delevingne as part of the TAG Heuer Carrera collection. $4,550: Price of the Cara Delevingne special edition watch from the TAG Heuer Carrera collection, with diamonds on the bezel and a leather strap.
500: Meters of water resistance (a feat worthy of a diver’s watch). 70: Hours of power reserve. 1984: Year this chronograph was first developed in association with the Italian Air Force display team Frecce Tricolori. 2005: The year since John Travolta joined Breitling as a brand ambassador, a position he currently still holds.
41: Case size in millimeters. 100: Meters of water resistance. 72: Top Wesselton Diamonds on a black titanium carbide coated polished steel bezel. 1860: The year founder Edouard Heuer opened his small watchmaking workshop in the remote mountain village of Saint-Imier, Switzerland.
$25,200: Price of the Hublot King Power Black Mamba watch.
HUBLOT Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been an ambassador for Hublot since 2013. To date, the brand has produced three distinct timepieces with the 18-time NBA All-Star, including the King Power Black Mamba, inspired by his nickname.
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24: Kobe Bryant’s most recent jersey number (while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers) located at 6 o’clock. 42: Hours of power reserve. 330: Individual components assembled by hand. 1980: The year Hublot was founded by Carlo Crocco. The brand designed its first case combining natural rubber and gold with a shape inspired by a ship’s porthole.
CARTIER It’s no secret that the Duchess of Cambridge is known for her sophisticated style and grace. Her outfits of the day have coined the term the “Kate Middleton effect” which has taken the media world by storm. A watch that she wears quite frequently is the Ballon Bleu de Cartier, an iconic style with soft curves reminiscent of a pebble and a case that is rounded on both sides. $5,200: Price of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier 33mm watch.
30: Meters of water resistance. 1874: The year Cartier was founded in Paris by master jeweler Louis-François Cartier. The company records list a large number of jewelry watches worn as brooches, chatelaines and pocket watches. Pieces include those embellished with onyx, pearls and enameled figures which echoed the motifs of the jewelry collections.
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2007: Year the Ballon Bleu de Cartier model was first introduced.
1904: Louis-François Cartier realized that the wristwatch was the future, and during this year he created the Santos watch for the pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.
PANERAI Bill Clinton politician, 42nd president of the U.S. and founder of the Clinton Foundation— started building an impressive watch collection after his time in the Oval Office. Among the timepieces he owns is the Panerai Luminor GMT.
4: Watches in Panerai’s new Blue Dial series, two of which are Luminor models. 44: Case size in millimeters. 1860: The year Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaker’s shop on Ponte alle Grazie in Florence. By the early 19th century, the brand was named official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy. OCTOBER 2016 • AVENUE MAGAZINE | 69
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While down from July, the August absorption rate* of 5.0 months for Manhattan apartments was 24 percent higher than a year ago. Historically, an absorption rate between 6–9 months indicates a balanced market. The co-op absorption rate of 4.1 months climbed 35 percent from August of 2015, while the condo rate of 5.9 months rose 12 percent. Upper Manhattan remains the tightest market, with a 3.9-month supply of apartments for sale. ✦ *The absorption rate measures how many months it would take to sell all active listings in a given market.
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“The co-op absorption rate of 4.1 months climbed 35 percent from August of 2015, while the condo rate of 5.9 months rose 12 percent.”
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Henry R Broughton and HRH Prince Michael of Kent (Patron), Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, September 2016. The white car in the back is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.
How and when did you get your start in this business? I founded Henry R Broughton Automotive in September 2013. It came from a combination of a life-long passion for cars and having taken advice from a very successful friend of mine who advised me that if you are able to do what you love, success would follow. To what do you attribute your success in this business? Car salesmen (or women) have a reputation for being dishonest. How are you different from the stereotypical car dealer? Why should someone trust you? It is certainly true that there are a lot of unscrupulous car dealers out there due to the sums of money involved and the unregulated nature of the market. It is my view that all you have is your reputation, which takes years to build and potentially moments to destroy. As I intend Henry R Broughton to be in this business for the long haul, I intend to protect my reputation with my values of absolute honesty, integrity and discretion.
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Confessions of a New York
Plastic Surgeon Demystifying the Trade
Part 4: Facial rejuvenation, chapter two—surgical face and eyelid procedures As told to AVENUE by David P. Rapaport, M.D. FACS
ltimately, for those more than fifty years old looking to rejuvenate the look of the lower face and neck, the silver bullet procedure is the face-lift. New York University taught us the so-called superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) approach to face-lifts. Essentially, the surgeon addresses a patient’s facial skin and fat and moves both in different directions to achieve a rejuvenated, less wrinkled appearance. The actual procedure and its path are based entirely on the individual composition of the patient and involve a deep understanding of facial anatomy and, for example, might include adding volume with filler or fat. In contrast, there’s a more aggressive approach often found in the south of the United States, where the so-called “deep plane face-lift” is more popular. This is where the skin and deeper layers are pulled back and reset as one unit. However, there’s more risk of facial nerve injury to the patient, and swelling lasts much longer. Fillers like Restylane can delay the need for a face-lift (especially around the eyes and midface), but when jowls start appearing below the jawline and neck, the only really effective way to address the issue is through a face-lift or neck-lift. In talking with my colleagues, we do find that some patients become a little offended when you suggest a face-lift, which is why the industry will often talk about a “cheek-lift” or “neck-lift” or even “mini face-lift” to soften the blow of a perceived stigma. Of course, prices don’t change for a “mini”! While a woman or man can be rejuvenated in a significant way through this surgery, there are a couple of legitimate concerns. This is a surgery conducted under anesthesia, and there is a fear of a catastrophic outcome through an airway problem or blood clot. For this reason, I conduct all my surgeries using an IV drip and allow patients to breathe on their own to minimize risks. Then, of course, you have the fear of how you will look post surgery: as if you’ve emerged from a wind tunnel—the unnatural or “cat woman” look, if you will. Obviously, these outcomes are not by design, so the need for a great surgeon cannot be undervalued in this situation. The NYU approach to face-lifting, as above, is about a natural result and rapid recovery. The surgery itself typically takes 3–4 hours. You’ll spend one night with bandages and a nurse, although bandages are removed after 24 hours. You’ll have free movement but a swollen or “bruised” look, so you’ll probably want to keep low profile for 7–10 days. You’ll be putting makeup on after a week. If a face-lift is performed well, there is a 7–10 year cycle until you’ll want to consider doing it again. One key for face-lifts is not to mess with the hairline. You want wounds closing with zero tension. Basically, you just don’t want to see the join.There are no scans yet to assist the surgeon in this procedure, so looking, touching, feeling and appreciating the skin, tissue and fat of the patient are critical. Make sure you see your prospective surgeon’s past work and see if his or her approach, style and results are in tandem with your desired results. You can expect an invoice for $15,000–$30,000 depending on the extent of the work, whether eyes are treated, etc. You may want to consider having your eyelids treated at the same time. Your upper eyelids, which do most of the blinking, make the skin loose and excessive over some period. The term “blepharoplasty” refers to removing the skin and, to some extent, fat in the upper eyelids. Lower eyelid work is much more complicated and restricted and, as a result, must be approached very carefully. Eyelid surgery is without doubt one of the more complex and challenging procedures, where a surgeon is balancing skin and eye. The price ranges between $7,500–$15,000 depending on whether upper and/or lower eyelid is involved, and a “twilight” form of anesthesia is employed for the patient. But call my office, and I’ll tell you more. ✦
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The Master of Entertainment Allen Dalton’s showstopping entertainment services
he world of event planning can be crazy and hectic. Everyone wants to have a perfect party that will be the talk of the town for weeks on end. There is one man in town who can make that happen for you, and he’s arguably one of entertainment and high society’s best-kept secrets and master magicians: Allen Dalton. As the president of Allen Dalton Productions LLC for 20 years, he has been the force behind many parties and events that we’ve seen splashed across the pages of every celebrity publication (and even some parties that are so exclusive you have to literally be royalty to get invited to). Dalton has always catered to a more exclusive clientele, and he’s a master of discretion, so getting him to provide entertainment for your event is an honor that only so many people are fortunate to say they have had. In the past, he’s been the entertainment provider for a party John Fogerty performed at; a private lunch Barbra Streisand attended; and an event for Britain’s royal family. He’s a man who has rubbed elbows with 84 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
people whom some of us can only dream of meeting, but when it comes to needing a top-of-the-line event done, he’s the go-to guy. Dalton first realized that he wanted to open an exclusive entertainment production company when he was working in the hotel business. His job was planning large industry-themed parties for major corporations. Eventually, he decided to branch out on his own, and he’s been doing incredible events ever since. Of course, it hasn’t been all glitz and glamour. There have been some tough days on the job. One time he was doing a wedding at Chelsea Piers during a hurricane and water began to rise in the ballroom. He was concerned about all his staff getting home safe, but luckily everyone made it through the storm. There have been moments he has been asked to work his magic at a whole new level too. He once had a client request live tigers for an event, as unbelievable as that might sound. In the end, he made it happen of course. Needless to say, Dalton’s events are all one of a kind. The preplanning stages of an event for him include a
discussion of the concept, the venue selection, the feel and look of the event, the type of food for guests, the kind of entertainment wanted, and the total budget. All the vendors he works with provide various services to ensure that his clients get the most unique entertainment experience possible. If you’re one of the lucky 150-plus people per year who get the privilege of Dalton’s gifted entertainment production skills, don’t treat the opportunity lightly. This a man who will pull out all the stops to make sure his clients are satisfied, and will provide an entertainment experience that will be one of the most historic moments in your social calendar. In addition to providing entertainment, Dalton also represents exclusive talent, including electric violinist Lorenzo Laroc, DJ Super Dave, funk and R&B party band Project Orange, modern mentalist Kevin Nicholas, and the Dream Lab LED Robot. Visit his company’s website at allendalton.com or call 212.935.4000. ✦
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Introducing Real Estate’s Leading Man Gary DePersia has been loyal to his company and his clients for 20 years in the Hamptons.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES YOU FROM OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD? WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE? In an era where brokers are jumping from one agency to another, in hope of a bigger and better deal, I opted to stay with the same company, now for more than 20 years. I also look to my own resources to better my business. With four full-time assistants and the outsourcing of three other companies for marketing, PR and social media, my clients benefit from a unique mix of services to show, market and sell their properties. My buyers get an in depth knowledge of the market from Southampton to Montauk and from Sagaponack to Shelter Island. And following in the tradition of the firm I started with, Allan M Schneider Associates, Corcoran, which purchased it in 2006, goes out of its way to assist me in anything I need to grow my business and service my clients. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MIGHT SURPRISE US. I have worked with and continue to represent a variety of great builders and developers in the Hamptons but it’s no surprise to anyone who has followed my career, or viewed my listings, that I have a long and successful relationship with Farrell Building Company. Joe Farrell and I met in 1996, soon after we both started in the Hamptons, when one day he walked into my office to hand out flyers for one of his early houses. What is surprising is that over the years I have been involved in
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“I am able to easily provide a full array of services to handle all of my business.” —GARY DEPERSIA
nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in transactions with him in one capacity or another. Not only has he transformed the face of Hamptons real estate, he has transformed my business as well. Thank you, Joe. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST VALUES THERE NOW? Well, building on my last comments, Farrell Building Company has two houses that are, by far, the best value in their locations. Both 47 Crescent in Water Mill South ($14.95 million on 2.6 acres) and 423 Parsonage Lane in Sagaponack South ($13.495 million on 1.8 acres) are easily the best-priced properties, offering the most size, property and amenities of any comparable house for sale. Apparently, with an increasing number of showings recently, both buyers and brokers agree! WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? I am always surprised when buyers and sellers tell me that they didn’t contact me because they are “only” buying or selling a house for $2 million to $5 million
and didn’t think that I would be interested. Believe me, I am interested. Look at my website, both my current listings and my sold pages. You will see dozens of houses in that price range. So bring ’em on!
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WHAT WORD OR PHRASE BEST DESCRIBES YOU PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY? Tenacious....”No” is not a word I allow in my vocabulary....”Winners never quit and Quitters never win” has been my motto both on and off the tennis court since the age of 3....”Just do it”....Get out there and make it happen…. Knowledge is power, and the application of same is the key to success. WHAT SPARKED MY CAREER IN REAL ESTATE? Starting out as a real estate paralegal in NYC after college, learning the commercial and residential transactional side
of deals and then every year coming out and looking for my own summer rentals. it became a natural progression: I enjoy the hunt and then the “art of the deal.” Working for a title company and running the closing desk gave me an invaluable education into title issues and the solutions to close out real estate transactions. Buyers and sellers need to understand the market environment they are currently working in. Buy the best location you can always. Both parties need to feel they got a “fair” deal; when one feels “cheated,” transactions just don’t work out. Be fair and honest and transparent.
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heart of the Westhampton Beach estate section. The double height paneled entry foyer opens to an elegant chef’s kitchen featuring Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. Several surrounding seating areas, the well-laid laid-
out prep areas, and a wet bar off the formal dining room make entertaining seamless. The elegant and spacious formal living room features an oversized brick hearth Rumford fireplace, hidden wet bar area and French doors that open to a rambling covered porch extending the entire length of the home. The first-level den features a state-of-the-art home theater, and the sun-drenched solarium opens to the gardens and motor courtyard through double French doors for year-round enjoyment. The endless luxury details include Crestron smart-house technology, custom architectural moldings, top-of-theline fixtures, coffered and silver-leaf ceilings, full gym, exterior putting green and extensive, and custom exterior lighting. The exquisite gunite pool with spa is surrounded by ample
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Early SWCRF supporters, 1970s.
Celebrating 40 Years in Cancer Research How the Waxman Foundation Partners with Fashion for a Cure
t all began with a meeting at a fashion executive’s office. It was 1976. A doctor was invited to meet Irving Alpert, owner of Regal Accessories. The purpose was to thank the doctor who cared for a relative’s teenage nephew who had responded well to the doctor’s treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The doctor was Samuel Waxman, and Irving Alpert wanted to thank him personally. What started out as a meeting of appreciation resulted in the renowned Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). After Irving Alpert and his entire Regal Accessories team listened to Dr. Waxman discuss the difficulty in financing cancer research, Irving Alpert instructed his financial advisor to write out a check for $10,000 to launch the foundation. The foundation was to be named after Dr. Waxman. 40 years—and more than $90 million later—the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has set a high benchmark for cancer research. It has funded grants to more than 200 researchers around the world. Through its Institute Without Walls, world-class researchers have for 40 years sped the pace of cancer research. The successful discovery of differentiation therapy in the 1990s for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) was a direct result of collaboration with scientists from Shanghai. This discovery improved the survival rate of APL from 25 percent to 95 percent and remains the standard of care for this disease. As Dr. Waxman explained when meeting Irving Alpert, research cannot move forward without funding. From that eventful meeting, the Waxman Foundation has been fortunate to continue to partner with and maintain close relationships with several industries within which the fashion industry has stood out. And the fashion industry has responded generously through the years. The fashion fundraising component has been most supportive in the past several years. Tadashi Shoji, Cushnie et Ochs and John Varvatos have lent their names to the exciting end-of-the-year Waxman Gala events at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street. And Nicole Miller, St. John and Oscar de la Renta have showcased their collections 90 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
at the May Collaborating for a Cure luncheons, where a percentage of proceeds from purchased items are donated to SWCRF. Ruth Finley, the founder of Fashion Calendar, designer Betsey Johnson and fashion house St. John have been honored at the most anticipated Hamptons food and fashion event, the Hamptons Happening. Chris Wragge, news anchor for CBS#2 News This Morning has been the MC for the past five years, adding his magnetic personality to the event. Another fashion fundraising initiative called Pay It Forward Tadashi takes place in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shoji Pay It Forward lace Tadashi Shoji helped launch the event three years ago by deT-shirt from 2015 signing a scarf in 2014 and a lace T-shirt in 2015. The specially designed items were sold online and in Tadashi Shoji stores. This event was followed by St. John creating a live fashion event at their Fifth Avenue store. This year, Lafayette 148 will join Pay It Forward with a cocktail and fashion show presentation at their SoHo location, with a percentage of sales proceeds donated to the foundation. The Hamptons Happening celebrated three powerful businesswomen on July 9 this year. They were Sandra Lee, Emmy-winning television personality, New York Times best-selling author and philanthropist; Jayma Cardoso, founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, the CEO and cofounder of fashion label Lafayette 148. In addition, Fernanda Capobianco and François Payard were the honorary lead chefs. All donated their time, energy and support to the event. Sandra Lee delivered a powerful message of personal support for the Waxman Foundation at the opening of the event’s awards ceremony. The message underscored the importance of research and preventative measures. She also pointed out how the sharing of information among scientists will bring a cure closer to fruition.
Models wearing the Pre-Fall 2016 Oscar de la Renta collection. St. John Pay It Forward Event
Deirdre Quinn lost her business partner to cancer. Upon learning of the important work of the Waxman Foundation, she was honored to be included in the event and pledged her continued support. Once Jayma Cardoso learned of the foundation’s work, she pledged her full cooperation. From recruiting business partners to donating services, her focus was to raise awareness and funds for this year’s Hamptons Happening. Whether affected by cancer themselves, or enduring the disease with family members or business associates, cancer has united all who express a desire to eradicate the disease. Through the foundation’s 40 years of collaborative research, much has been discovered; and yet more still has to be done. Whether making discoveries that help science better understand how cancer functions or identifying minimally toxic and novel patient therapies, the foundation’s funded investigators have made significant breakthroughs. From the fateful meeting four decades ago at the office of Irving Alpert to the SWCRF’s current fashion alliances, the industry that launched the Waxman Foundation continues to rally behind the important work of Dr. Waxman and his brain trust of researchers. The hope is for a cure designed to end the disease. ✦
“40 years—and more than $90 million dollars later—the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has set a high benchmark for cancer research.”
Chris Wragge, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Joyce and John Varvatos, and Michael Nierenberg
Deirdre Quinn, Sandra Lee and Jayma Cardoso
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Andrea Ackerman, Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, former partner and manager at Brown Harris Stevens, and now currently an associate broker with BHS—the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate on the East End—reports on what’s new in the Hamptons
he 2016 summer season has unofficially come to a close with a flurry of activities in the real estate market.
With tropical storm Hermine building and threatening the coast with dangerous winds and tides, the Grand Prix event at the Hampton Classic Horse Show, which takes place the last Sunday of every “season,” was rescheduled for an hour earlier than usual. This event, for me, indicates the finale of every summer. Last month, reporting on the bleak first half year market report, I predicted a shift from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, which we are benefiting from now. Real estate in the Hamptons trotted into a canter as sellers dropped prices and interest rates remained low, resulting in transactions of a considerable number of properties going to contract in all price ranges. Here’s to a great second half! ✦
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Feeling Contemporary? Gleb Belyaev of Mo..ow Design shares his thoughts
leb Belyaev is a Russian-born interior designer and architect whose world-class projects have included everything from sleek, contemporary apartments to seaside villas and palatial residences in Italy, Spain, Russia and Dubai. From his new Manhattan studio, Mo..ow Design, (the name comes from Moscow without the “s” and “c”), he answers some of our questions: What are the challenges of contemporary design? Contemporary design often incorporates a healthier, cleaner, more open way of living. There are so many new technologies and materials being developed today that we as designers need to continually educate ourselves and our clients.
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What are some of the new materials and technologies? There are almost too many to name. There’s even that new color—YInMn blue— discovered by scientists in Oregon. Sometimes it is not the material itself, but how the material is used or developed. We build furniture of concrete and stainless steel, and chairs and tables—and even stairs—of glass. We use artificial materials like Corian and mix it with avant-garde, parametric designs, which are based on algorithmic thinking. We transform one piece of furniture into another and the living room into the office by retracting the working desk from the ceiling or hiding the sectional sofa under a platform. How in your view do European and American contemporary design differ? European contemporary design seems to be more about the living structure itself. European design includes panels and wall installations—integrated units uniting furniture, walls and even ceilings. American contemporary design is a bit more eclectic than European, and can incorporate, for example, amazing hand-crafted pieces of furniture or accessories. ✦
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BONJOUR PARIS John Demsey shows us the City of Lights
POP CULTURE ENTHUSIAST John Demsey is always on the pulse of what’s new and what’s next. As the executive group president at the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., he oversees a number of brands, including M.A.C Cosmetics, Tom Ford Beauty, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and GLAMGLOW, to name a few. He also serves as chairman of the M.A.C AIDS Fund and has a schedule constantly filled with events such as dinner parties and galas in New York. Three to four times a year, Demsey takes his social calendar across the globe to Paris, a place he refers to as “a muse in every sensorial way, from the street to the catwalk, to museums to the galleries—it is a moveable feast.” Here, the beauty guru shares his memories and must-sees from his visit to the capital of France during this year’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Donald Robertson drawing of John Demsey in Paris
First on the agenda
John at the Palais Brongniart for the Versace show
I spent an afternoon as a jury member of the ANDAM Fashion Award, founded by the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts developed under the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture. It’s a very exciting opportunity to view emerging talent, in which M.A.C Cosmetics has an integral part of their support and development.
Oh, it is love
I lived in Paris as a student during the late 1970s in a maid’s room underneath Andy Warhol’s outpost. This began my decades-long love affair with the City of Lights. Now when I’m here, I stay at the Bristol. I love classic, refined old hotels with impeccable service, delicious food (they prepare the best club sandwich and pommes frites on the continent), and I always run into people I know— along with the resident kitty cats that roam the floors, Cleopatra and Pharaoh.
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Dinner in the garden of the newly renovated Ritz with my dear friend, Dr. Lisa Airan. Baguettes and brie, no botox…this time. After, I attended the magnificent Schiaparelli haute couture show on the Place Vendôme—Surrealism meets couture from this heritage house. The fun continued at Vetements debut couture show at the Galeries Lafayette. Amazing streetwear—imagine that a collaboration with Juicy Couture could be real couture.
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BEAUTIFUL NEWLY BUILT IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE Southampton | South of the Highway | .5 Acres | 6,200 SF+/- | 6 Bedrooms Heated Gunite Pool | Pool House | Finished Lower Level Exclusive. $5.795M WEB# 35209
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A viewing of Versace haute couture’s collection with the amazing Donatella. The always radiant Carolyn Murphy opened and closed the show. I also met her lovely daughter, Dylan—lightning strikes again. Following, an inspiring dinner at the amfAR Paris Gala with dear friend Suzanne von Aichinger— longtime Dior/Gaultier muse, and currently social media whiz at Louboutin. Also at the dinner was Wolfgang Puck and his wife, Gelila, Olivia Palermo, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Garner and Karen Elson.
Definitely overpack and bring an extra canvas bag for more.
Shopping, shopping, shopping
M.A.C store on the Champs-Élysées
Nothing is better than a lazy afternoon at Les Puces looking for vintage treasures. Also can’t go wrong with alligator belts at Hermès, custom shirts at Charvet, and dance mixes and CDs at Colette. I always visit the Frédéric Malle boutique on the Rue de Grenelle, the M.A.C store on the Champs-Elysées, and Le Labo in the Marais.
MAC X Proenza Schouler cocktail party at Lauren Santo Domingo’s home
Celebrate good times
There’s nothing more glorious than spending Independence Day in Paris. After attending the Proenza Schouler resort presentation, I had lunch at the Café de Flore, where they have the best croque madame in the world. The July 4 evening continued with a barbecue at Lauren Santo Domingo’s home in honor of Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez at her magnificent maison particulière— I’m totally jonesing for François Catroux décor.
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My Hermès agenda in Yves Klein blue.
Editions de Pa rfums Frédéric Malle on Rue Grenelle, Paris
Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
What a lucky guy I am to be able to travel to Paris to see the high life and the street life—from priceless jewels to ham sandwiches at 5 euros! ✦
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WHAT’S YOUR EARLIEST NEW YORK CITY MEMORY? I first came here with my parents, the day before we were to set sail on the Queen Elizabeth, bound for Liverpool and the UK, where I would spend the following two years. We stayed in the Plaza, and I spent a good deal of time riding the elevators. I decided I liked city life, especially insofar as it involved riding elevators. DESCRIBE A PERFECT DAY IN NEW YORK. A not too steamy August day on the Upper East Side, wandering the nearly deserted, tree-lined streets, checking out the Frick, taking in a movie, having a drink and maybe a bite at one of the outdoor tables at Café Boulud.
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NAME A BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? Love, literature and wine.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DINING COMPANION? My wife, of course.
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