Q Magazine Summer 2024

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CLAUDIA SCHIFFER Elizabeth Quinn Brown celebrates the German blonde bombshell who debuted as an aesthetic reincarnation of Brigitte Bardot—and who has since enjoyed decades of success, thanks to unstoppable looks plus, a constant sense of professionalism.


REAWAKENING FASHION Janie Pierrepont reports on the 2024 Met Gala, with the dress code “The Garden of Time,” drawn from J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story of the same name.



NYC EXPERTS SHARE THE NEW TREATMENTS THEY CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF Micaela English gathers expert advice on the latest “Tweakments”—non-surgical cosmetic (or ‘aesthetic’) procedures that rejuvenate skin to leave you looking refreshed and feeling your best self this summer.


CHARTING NEW HORIZONS Brooke Kelly Murray cruises the high seas aboard Ritz-Carlton’s 149-suite superyacht, Evrima



Brooke Kelly Murray outline’s Assouline’s latest tome about the legendary Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and her eponymous label.


BARCELONA BLISS Broooke Kelly Murray heads to the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, for a stay at the perfectly situated Almanac Barcelona.


STRAIGHT OFF THE RUNWAY Brooke Kelly Murray and Elizabeth Meigher review Fall 2024 collections.


Claudia Schiffer walks Fendi’s Spring/Summer 1995 Runway (Fendi Archives)



NOSTALGIA From holidaymaking on the Lido pier in Venice, to Jayne Mansfield and daughter Mariska Hargitay hurrying down a New York City sidewalk, a look back at some of summer’s most memorable moments.


JEWELRY Sparkly earrings and brightly colored baubles to help you shine your brightest this summer.


SWIMWEAR Suits and separates to wear on land or at sea.


SUNGLASSES Opt for a pair of oversized shades à la Jackie-O.


SHOES Stylish sandals and slingbacks for the warmer months.


ACCESSORIES A well-chosen accessory can speak volumes without saying a word.


CLUTCHES AND HANDBAGS Chic clutches and attractive carryalls to set the tone this season and far into the future.


MEN’S APPAREL Take a cue from Cary Grant’s laid-back look while strolling the promenade.


Q FOCUS Catch all of the best parties taking place this season from New York City to Newport, Rhode Island.


BEAUTY Look and feel your best with beauty products that will help your hair and skin shine and glow this summer..


EVENING LOOKS Eye-catching evening attire for stepping out in style.


SHOPPING INDEX Track down items seen along these pages.








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they were the antithesis of the “Swans” from the 1950s and ’60s. The 1980s and ’90s welcomed the rise of the supermodel—a new form of fashion darling who was bold and brazen—beautiful in an Amazonian sense. She was athletic and stood tall, never slouching or feigning shy in any sense of the word. Unlike many of the popular models from the Nifty Fifties and Swinging Sixties, whose family names were synonymous with railroads and shipping, this new form of It Girls was not openly beholden to phrases like “family name” and “living trust”. She was a superstar with a voice—appearing on talk shows, partying at the hottest night spots, dominating major catwalks and even landing major roles on the silver screen. And did I mention she was beautiful? In an almost otherworldly sense (her proportions were akin to Barbie’s). In contrast to her more reserved predecessors, this new form of media darling was not afraid to bear it all. My sister and I watched in awe as Sports illustrated editor Jule Campbell touched up the “cheeks” of Elle Macpherson and Christie Brinklie on-set in the famous 1989 film documenting the making of the “Swimsuit Issue” (these girls were wearing thongs—in neon shades!). This new age of model was electrifying and fresh, and like nothing that had ever come before.

In the 1990s, supermodels weren’t just in, they were it, from the popularization of SI’s swimsuit issue, to excitement over Victoria Secret “Angels,” to Cindy Crawford’s infamous Pepsi commercial and George Michael’s “Freedom” video—to name a few milestones. This 1990s group of supermodels (“supers” for short) came to be known as the Big Six: Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer, the latter of whom Q returning contributor Elizabeth Quinn Brown thoughtfully profiles in this issue. Quinn understands more than most that to many, supermodels were to the ’90s what The Beatles were to the ’60s—and details Schiffer from her rise as a studious 17-year-old on her way to becoming a lawyer in Germany, to her current standing as one of the world’s most successful and highly sought after models—still walking runways at 53 years old! Most recently for Versace’s Spring 2024 show.

Also in this issue, Jayne Chase delves into the world of Longevity with her account of Bryan Johnson, the entrepreneur and centimillionaire who has achieved notoriety for claiming that his $2-milion-per-year anti-aging routine will help him live forever (or at the very least reverse his age from 46 to 18). Another frequent Q health and wellness guru, Micaela English, serves up muchappreciated tips on the latest “Tweakments” from leading experts in their fields. And it wouldn’t have been May without the Met Ball! Janie Pierrepont delivers a detailed account of who wore what in “The Garden of Time” theme. For more fabulous fashion, catch Brooke Murray’s review of Assouline’s Chanel: The Legend of an Icon, as well as our thoughts about which looks and designers were the most memorable from the Fall 2024 runways. If travel is what you seek, how does a cruise aboard one of the Ritz-Carlton’s luxury yachts sound? This is not your average cruise ship—welcome to the ultra-luxury sea voyage, where destinations include Barcelona, St. Barth’s, Venice, Athens, Rome… And for something a little more cosmopolitan, how about a trip to Spain? Travel with Murray to the Almanac Barcelona, the perfect hotel from which to explore the city’s pristine beaches and rich cultural landmarks.

Counterclockwise from top right: The Almanac Barcelona; a photo from Chanel: The Legend of an Icon (Assouline); J.McLaughlin’s Santorini Bag; Claudia Schiffer by Ellen von Unwerth; J.McLaughlin Chiara Sunglasses; A look from Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2024 Collection; Tykischa “TJ” Jacobs at The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show; Van Cleef & Arpels

antique Mother of Pearl Flower Brooch; Brooke Murray aboard a Ritz-Carlton luxury Yacht; Jenna Blake Four Disco Ball Drop Earrings of 18k yellow gold; Belperron Abacus Necklace of Aquamarine and 18k gold.

This Summer issue of Q offers a fresh slice of the latest and greatest fashion and accessories to be worn (and seen!) in the coming months. None of it would be possible, however, without our talented creative director, Tykischa “TJ” Jacobs, who magically assembles each image on every page with the thoughtful attention of an artist and the nimble precision of a mathematician. Her “Evening Looks” on pages 108-111 are especially brilliant. Summer is at your fingertips—get out there and shine! ◆



Elizabeth Quinn Brown >  Elizabeth Quinn Brown is a freelance writer and editor, covering culture, design, travel, and style. Her work has appeared in publications like  Architectural Digest, Billboard, Grazia UK, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal. She resides in Connecticut with her family and her French Brittany, Gemma. The former features editor of  Quest  and  Q  returns this issue to celebrate the career of supermodel and actress Claudia Schiffer.

Jayne Chase > Quest Design Editor Jayne Chase is the former editor-inchief of Modern Luxury and host of Perfectly Palm Beach. Her career began in New York City, working for Glamour and Vanity Fair, followed by Harpers Bazaar where she was the International Editor. She later served as Director of Communicatoins at J.Crew, overseeing press, public relations and special events for the U.S. retail and international divisions. She has also been a lifestyle and fashion correspondent on “Good Morning America”, covering fashion and lifestyle trends. She currently resides in Palm Beach where she recently attended the 2024 Livelong Summit, focused on health, wellness and longevity. In this issue, Jayne reports on health guru Bryan Johnson and explores “super longevity”—the science of aging without physically growing “old”.

Brooke Kelly Murray > Brooke is the Managing Editor of Quest and Q magazines. In this issue, she cruises the high seas aboard a luxurious Ritz-Carlton uber yacht, and then heads to the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, for a stay at the perfectly situated Almanac Barcelona. Not to be missed are Brooke’s selection of swimwear and sunglasses, her coverage of the hottest parties from Palm Beach to New York City, or her roundup of the latest new beauty buys. In her free time, Brooke enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with her British Blue kitten.

< Micaela English Micaela English is a writer, storyteller, creator, and beauty and wellness expert. Living in Brooklyn, NY, she launched her career in magazines. After six years at Town & Country, she departed as senior web editor to work in digital storytelling for brands like Anthropologie and Fresh. She’s been published in InStyle, Elle, Architectural Digest, Marie Claire and Town & Country. In this issue, Micaela gathers expert advice on the latest “Tweakments”—non-surgical cosmetic (or ‘aesthetic’) procedures that will rejuvenate skin and leave you looking refreshed and feeling yourself this summer.

Janie Pierrepont> Janie McGraw Pierrepont is a creator, writer and tastemaker living in New York City. She graduated from Wake Forest University and studied communication and film studies. Given her passion for fashion and travel, she is excited to be contributing to Quest and Q magazines. Every year, the first Monday in May is a starstudded evening, as the eminent steps leading up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art are drenched and bejeweled in the world’s most iconic garments and accessories (not to mention the famous—and sometimes indistinguishable—stars wearing them). Janie shares her thoughts on who wore what at the 2024 Met Gala with dress code, “The Garden of Time”.

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Holidaymakers gather along a pier at the Lido, Venice, photographed by Slim Aarons, 1957.
1. Watching the Harvard-Yale Regatta from aboard Harold Vanderbilt’s yacht, Versatile , June 1960. 2. A poolside Fashion Show a La Coquille Club, Palm Beach, Florida, 1954. 3. Jayne Mansfield walking with her daughter, Mariska Hargitay, New York City, 1955. 4. Gloria Vanderbilt holding a polka-dot parasol, 1966. 5. Lilly Pulitzer (left) with her sister, Flossie Doubleday (center), and their children in Palm Beach, Florida, photographed by Betty Kuhner, 1963. > Opposite page: 1. Bahamas Speed Week in Nassau photographed by Slim Aarons, 1963. 2. Faye Dunaway after winning an Academy Award for Network , photographed at home by Terry O’Neill, 1977. 3. Models in a meadow dressed in Falke Fashion, Hamburg, Germany, photographed by F.C. Gundlach, 1970. 4. Two of Newport’s beauties, Minnie Cushing and Topsy Taylor, water-skiing near Gooseberry Island. In tow behind them is weekend visitor Dick Cowell, a former water-ski champion, Newport, Rhode Island, 1962. 5. Cicely Tyson stands beneath the Guild Theater marquee in Rockefeller Plaza which bears her name in 1973.

Vanessa Redgrave was born in 1937 in London, the daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Laurence Olivier announced her birth during a performance of Hamlet , stating to the audience, “A great actress has been born this night.” Redgrave was educated at the Alice Ottley School in Worcester, and Queen’s Gate School in London, before “coming out” as a debutante. Throughout her acting career spanning six decades, Redgrave has achieved an Academy Award, a Tony Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and an Olivier Award, making her one of the few performers to complete the Triple Crown of Acting. Above, Bert Stern photographs the 30-year-old actress in Beverly Hills for Vogue in 1967.

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The sultry actress became known for portraying strong female characters that helped reshape the traditional sex symbol of her time (not only was Welch brunette, but she also refused to go fully nude on camera). The image for which the actress will forever remain famous portrays her in a doeskin bikini as Loana the Fair One in the film One Million Years BC. Above, Welch is photographed by David Bailey wearing a white pantsuit over a rhinestone-encrusted bra by Pauline Trigère and earrings by Hattie Carnegie for Vogue in 1967.

white topaz; $1,995 at bondeyejewelry.com. 2. CLAIRE FLORENCE Abstract Ring in 18k yellow gold, part of the Nest Collection; $4,000 at claireflorence.com. 3. ROBERTO COIN 18K Love in Verona Diamond Flower Bangle Bracelet of 18k yellow gold and diamonds; $8,500 at bloomingdales.com.

4. ELIZABETH GAGE South Sea Cultured Pearl Bracelet of 18k yellow gold and six lustrous South Sea pearls. Each pearl is elegantly capped with a beaded gold end and delicately linked by polished gold rings, creating a harmonious blend of luxury and elegance, 8.25 long; $27,720 at elizabethgage.com. 5. ASPREY Woodland Hoop Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.25ct diamonds, 1.4cm long; $3,500 at asprey.com. 6. RALPH LAUREN Gold-Finished Collar Necklace of gold-finished 925 sterling silver and glass crystals; $1,900 at ralphlauren. com. 7. BELPERRON Corne Earclips in diamond, platinum and 18k gray gold; $81,500. Dial 212.702.9040 or visit belperron.com for more information.

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Lisa Baker was born into humble beginnings in Detroit, Texas in March of 1944. Her family moved to Broken Bow, Oklahoma when she was two years old. After high school, Baker moved to Los Angeles where she was discovered by a photographer while serving as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. Soon Baker had become Playmate of the Month for Playboy's November 1966 issue, and in 1967 she was named Playmate of the Year. In the wake of her Playmate stint, Baker became a Playboy spokesmodel. Even though she has since moved back to Texas, she still makes regular appearances as her bikini-lad persona from the 1960s. Here she is photographed in a polka-dot two-piece by William and Mel Figge in 1966.

1. CAMILLA Soft Cup Underwire One Piece in Glaze and Graze; $429 at camilla.com. 2. MILLY Betsy Bandeau One Piece in Mineral Blue; $365 at milly.com. 3. DOLCE & GABBANA Triangle Bikini with Yellow Rose Print; $695 at dolcegabbana.com. Multi Zig-Zag One-Piece Swimsuit; $690 at missoni.com. 5. PATBO Starfish Bikini Top ($155) and Starfish Bikini Bottom ($150); visit patbo.com. 6. ZIMMERMANN The Ottie Ruffle 1PC in Purple Paisley; $395 at zimmermann.com.
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Born in 1945 in Managua, Nicaragua, former actress Bianca Jagger first rose to international prominence in the 1970s as a notable figure in the fashion and entertainment industry, particularly recognized for her marriage to Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. Despite her glamorous beginnings, Bianca has devoted her life to numerous humanitarian causes. As the founder and chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, she has relentlessly championed justice and the protection of vulnerable communities globally.

1.BOTTEGA VENETA Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses; $550 at bottegaveneta.com.

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3. J.MCLAUGHLIN Chiara Polarized Sunglasses in Tortoise; $138 at jmclaughlin.com. 4. CELINE Beveled Semi-Transparent Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses; $480 at bergdorfgoodman.com. 5. VERSACE Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses in Transparent Red; $276 at neimanmarcus.com. 6. GUCCI Block GG Injection Plastic Cat-Eye Sunglasses in Havana; $550 at gucci.com.

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Cathee Dahmen was a prominent American fashion model in the 1960s and 1970s, known for her striking beauty and distinctive presence on the runway. Born in 1945, Dahmen had a mixed heritage of Native American and European descent, which contributed to her unique and captivating look. She was one of the first Native American supermodels, breaking barriers and paving the way for greater diversity in the fashion industry. She poses here for F.C. Gundlach in 1968.



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5. AQUAZZURA Costiera Braided Crystal Trio-Band Sandals; $875 at aquazzura.com. 6. VALENTINO GARAVANI Rockstud Thong Resort Sandals in Zqw Popeline Blue; $490 at valentino.com.

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timeless beauty and striking features defined an era of elegance. Rising to fame in the late 1940s and 1950s, Patchett graced the covers of major magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, becoming one of the most recognizable faces of her time. Known for her signature arched eyebrow, beauty mark, and poised demeanor, she embodied the classic, refined aesthetic that dominated midcentury fashion. She worked with legendary photographers like Erwin Blumenfeld, who photographed her here in 1954.

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Sean Connery was a legendary Scottish actor, celebrated for his charismatic screen presence and iconic roles. Born on August 25, 1930, Connery gained worldwide fame as the original James Bond, bringing charm and a touch of ruggedness to the role in seven films from 1962 to 1983. His portrayal of 007 set the standard for future actors and remains the definitive interpretation for many fans. Here, Sean Connery and Ursula Andress are captured on set in Jamaica filming the first ever Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962.

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3. BRISKET SUPPLY Designed with vintage American elements, the Brisket Supply Custom Belts are crafted from bridal leather and come with a custom brass name plate, which is mounted with copper rivets; $195 at brisketsupply.com. 4. ASSOULINE Immerse yourself in the unparalleled greatness of the Olympic Games with Assouline’s The Last Heroes: 100 Moments of Olympics Legend book; $3,950 at assouline.com. The Lost Marlin slippers are crafted in Sea Island cotton-linen in light blue with linen self-welt and a rich brown sole; $575 at stubbsandwootton. Ralph Lauren Home’s Garrett Crystal Barware. DOF Set ($125), Highball Set ($125), and Decanter ($195); visit ralphlauren.com. 7. ROLEX The bidirectional rotatable bezel of Rolex’s new 2024 GMT-Master II watch is equipped with a two-color, 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert in grey and black ceramic; price upon request at rolex.com.

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Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, walks with her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, in the Bahamas in March, 1967. While thier marriage was far from charmed, it was one of the most historically significant in royal history. The pair, who met at a dinner party in the late ’50s, were unconventional from the start, conducting their love affair in secret until their engagement in February of 1960. Three months later, the couple tied the knot. Three months later they were married, and in July of 1976, they became the first royal couple to divorce since King Henry VIII left Anne of Cleves in 1540.

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Mini Saddle Bag in Tan; $598 at ralphlauren.com. 3. BOTTEGA VENETA Small Jodie Handbag in Sage Green, 15.8"H x 18.9"W x 6.3"D; $4,400 at neimanmarcus.com. 4. CAMILLA WEBSTER Baby Bamboo Handbag; $475 at camillawebster.com. 5. OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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Cary Grant, born Archibald Alec Leach on January 18, 1904, in Bristol, England, was one of Hollywood’s most iconic and charismatic actors. Known for his debonair persona, impeccable comedic timing, and suave on-screen presence, Grant’s career spanned over three decades. He starred in numerous classic films, including Bringing Up Baby and North by Northwest. Here he is seen in To Catch a Thief, in which he played the notorious burglar John Robie.

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She’s as super as she was in the 1990s. Claudia Schiffer— who debuted as, basically, an aesthetic reincarnation of Brigitte Bardot—has had decades of success, thanks to unstoppable looks (plus, a constant sense of professionalism). She has embraced being healthy and private, even when it wasn’t, well, fashionable. But these qualities have, ultimately, kept her in the game!

Claudia Schiffer was born on August 25, 1970, to Gudrun and Heinz Schiffer, a lawyer, in Rheinberg, Germany. She was one of four siblings (along with brothers Stefan and Andreas, and younger sister Ann Carolin), who were blessed to have supportive parents who were financially successful. Schiffer shared with Cigar Aficionado in 1997: "I learned to play the piano. I took tennis lessons, aerobics, jazz, tap dancing, swimming classes. I think they helped a lot. Because of them, I don't drink. I don't smoke. I'm not one of those people who likes to go out every night and dance until 6 in the morning. That's part of what [my parents] were trying to do. They wanted to have children they could trust, children who would come home and tell them the truth."

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She exceled in school, studying languages that included Latin—which she pursued with the intention of joining the legal profession, like her father. But her future started to evolve in October 1987, when she was scouted at a discotheque in Düsseldorf, Germany. First, she graduated. And then, she relocated to Paris, France, to try her hand (um, face) at modeling. In a month or so, she became more than just a star—she became a shooting star, booking her first Elle France cover in July 1988. She once said: “I was living in Paris at the time, and it stared out at me at every kiosk.”

Soon, she was recruited by French designer Karl Lagerfeld to walk her first runway, the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/ Summer 1989–1990 show during Paris Fashion Week in January 1989. Of their initial meeting, Schiffer remembers in a 2023

Claudia Schiffer photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Guess? Jeans, Viareggio, Italy, 1989. Opposite page: Claudia Schiffer by Helmut Newton, Menton, France, 1992.

interview with L’Official: “Karl Lagerfeld came into my life when I was just 18, changing it forever. We […] collaborated for over 30 years on countless Chanel campaigns, fashion magazines, and books. He had seen me on my first British Vogue cover shot by Herb Ritts and asked to meet me. I arrived at the rue Cambon atelier very nervous, but after a few hours I was already doing the fitting of the new collection.”

The model reminiscing of Lagerfeld: “He was incisive, very quick to work, full of energy, gifted with a sharp wit and sense of humor, had an encyclopedic culture and was extremely generous in sharing.” (In turn, Lagerfeld once remarked about Schiffer: “All work, very serious, essentially a smooth-running German business machine."). For decades, Claudia would be one of the defining faces of Chanel, while also being one of the defining faces of fashion houses like Versace. She described Donatella Versace—who, most recently, cast Claudia in Versace’s Spring/Summer 2024 campaign and fashion show—to Vogue in 2024: “Donatella is just a wonderful, warm-hearted, gentle, genuine, nice person who really does care. It’s like you’re coming into a warm hug of the Versace family. I al-

1. Claudia Schiffer photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Harper's Bazaar, Germany, 1990. 2. The model with her mother, Gudrun Schiffer, and younger brother, Andreas Schiffer, by Arthur Elgort circa 1990. 3. Schiffer by Hans Feurer for Elle Italia , 1989. 4. Schiffer by Hans Feurer on the cover of Elle , April 1990. 5. Cindy Crawford, Karl Lagerfeld and Claudia Schiffer, 1993. 6. Claudia Schiffer walking Fendi's Spring/ Summer runway in 1995. Opposite page: 1. Schiffer holds an umbrella at the Trocadero, near the Eiffel Tower, on a rainy day in Paris 2. Claudia Schiffer in her garden as a little girl wearing a plaster cast following a sports accident.

1. Christy Turlington, Karl Lagerfeld and Claudia Schiffer walk the runway during the finale of Chanel's fall 1992 haute couture show. 2. Detail of the back of Schiffer's Chanel tweed bustier look. Opposite page: 1. A blue Versace look from 1993 that Schiffer recreated for her birthday in 2023.

2. Schiffer photographed by Herb Ritts on the cover of British Vogue , 1989.

3. The famous supermodel attends a party celebrating 30 years of Valentino's career in 1991.

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"I try to extract something positive from every situation, even if it's just learning not to make the same mistake twice."

ways really look forward to it. It’s just more than just a fashion show and ad campaign. It's much more than that.”

After walking for Chanel in January 1989, a breakthrough moment came for Claudia when Guess hired the striking beauty with Brigitte Bardot-esque looks that same year (her platinum locks, voluptuous frame, and signature pout were earning her global recognition). Her first 1989 Guess campaign was shot by photographer Ellen von Uwerth, who was starting out in Paris, France, at the same time. Schiffer shared with the New York Post in 2021: “I remember flying around the U.S. to every major city for signings in department stores. I returned to my apartment in New York near Central Park, and one morning, sleepy-eyed with bed-head hair, I was in the elevator when a person entered and asked, ‘Are you the Guess girl?’ I knew then my life had changed forever.”

She became 1992’s highest paid model when she signed a $60 million contract with Revlon, unseating Cindy Crawford (Q’s Winter 2024 Living Legend). Like Lagerfeld said, Claudia is business-mind-

1. Claudia Schiffer on the Chanel Spring 1992 ready-to-wear runway. 2. Schiffer by Ellen von Unwerth in "Morning Beauty", 2008. 3. The model dons sheer black and fur in 1992. 4. Schiffer and Cindy Crawford backstage at Chanel's spring/summer 1996 runway show. 5. Claudia Schiffer photographed by Arthur Elgort for Valentino's Spring/Summer 1995 advertising campaign. 6. Schiffer walks the Chanel Haute Couture runway as part of Paris Fashion Week in July, 1992, Paris, France. Opposite: 1. Claudia Schiffer walks the runway at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1989-1990 runway show during Paris Fashion Week, January 1989. 2. A personal appearance for Revlon' s fragrance campaign for Guess, 1990. 3. Chanel's 1995 ad campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

"I've learned a tremendous amount over the years by watching designers work. I now have a good understanding of what sits well on the body, not to mention the importance of a great cut and quality."
—Claudia Schiffer
Ralph Lauren; Ellen von Unwerth/Prestel
1. Claudia Schiffer photographed by Herb Ritts on the back of a motorcycle in Paris, 1989. 2. Shooting swimwear in Thailand.
3. Claudia Schiffer's first cover, Elle France, 1988. Opposite page: 1. The model poses for a Ralph Lauren ad campaign in 1996. 2. A photo from Claudia Schiffer book, Captivate!: Fashion Photography from the '90s, shot by Ellen von Unwerth.

ed. So, in addition to her modeling endeavors, she also pursued money-makers like a series of exercise videos (“Claudia Schiffer’s Perfectly Fit”) and two books, Memories and Claudia Schiffer by Karl Lagerfeld. She has also dabbled in films and T.V., appearing in flicks like Zoolander (2001) and Love Actually (2003).

Claudia was famously engaged to magician David Copperfield for most of the 1990s until they ended things in 1999, siting work schedules. Following Copperfield, she started dating Tim Jefferies, who (with his family) owns Green Shield Stamps and Hamiltons Gallery in London, England. (Jefferies is also known for dating stars like Elle Macpherson and Kylie Minogue). On May 25, 2002, she married Matthew Vaughn, the English director (and close friend of Guy Ritchie) who has produced films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and  Snatch (2000) and who directed films like  Layer Cake (2004) and  Stardust (2007), and, most

1. Claudia Schiffer with Kate Moss at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. 2. Schiffer photogrpahed by Arthur Elgort at Harry's Bar in Rome for Valentino's "La Dolce Vita" ad campaign in 1995. 3. Schiffer celebrates her collection of exercise videos at Blockbuster Video in 1996. 4. Brooke Shields and Claudia Schiffer celebrate Cartier at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. 5. Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer at the “Kiss AIDS Goodbye” Auction at Planet Hollywood in New York, 1992. 6. 15 supermodels gather in front of Doug Ordway's camera on the sidelines of the 1994 Versace show in Milan. 7. Matthew Vaughn and Claudia Schiffer attend the launch of the Kingsman shop in London in celebration of the release of the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle, September 7, 2017. 1. Claudia Schiffer and Illusionist David Copperfield, 1990. 2. Schiffer stands beside Valentino Garavani on her wedding day in 2022 dressed in a custom gown created by the designer. 3. Schiffer walks the Chanel runway with Karl Lagerfeld and Linda Evangelista ,1995. 4. Kristy Hume, Nadja Auermann, Nadège du Bospertus, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, Christy Turlington, Shalom Harlow and Brandi Quinones photographed by Michel Comte, 1994.

recently, Argylle (2024) (which cutely stars Schiffer and Vaughn’s cat, Chip). Vaughn also co-created the Kingsman franchise, including  Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014),  Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), and The King's Man (2021).

The wedding took place at Coldham Hall in Suffolk, England—a 1574 Tudor mansion on 530 acres that now serves as the couple’s main residence. They also have homes in London and Oxfordshire, where they frequent Daylesford Farm. Upon being married, Claudia and Matthew quickly welcomed son Caspar (January 31, 2003) and daughter Clementine (November 11, 2004). On May 14, 2010, daughter Cosima completed their gorgeous family along with a menagerie of dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, and a tortoise (according to a 2017 article in Architectural Digest).

Throughout her career, Claudia claims to be working on self-love (though, one can’t imagine why). Her advice to the new generation of models, including her daughters? She advised to Vogue in 2024: “Take pride in being professional, know what you want, and where you want to be. Definitely do not give up. And get a good lawyer.”

Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to have some serious swagger. As Claudia revealed to the Michelin Guide in 2024: “My go-to outfit is always a piece from my 1990s vintage archive collection. My favorites are a mini dress or mini skirt and top, by designers such as Versace, Alaïa, Dolce & Gabbana or Chanel, which I wear with black tights and high-heel booties and a vintage 1990s handbag. These outfits never fail me as they never age and are a timeless staple.” I mean… Can you say Living Legend? ◆

1. Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen walk the Versace runway in 2018. 2. The model applies her makeup. 3. Vogue Germany, October 2005. 4. Schiffer attends the premiere of Rocketman at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, 2019. 5. Schiffer organizes her first fashion photography exhibition, “Captivate! Fashion Photography from the 1990s” at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, September 2021. 6. A cocktail party celebrating Claudia Schiffer for Aquazzura, Paris, 2017. 7. Schiffer models for Versace's spring 2024 campaign. Opposite page: 1. Claudia Schiffer on a walk with her dogs at her Tudor manse in England, 2017. 2. Captivate! Fashion Photography from the '90s by Claudia Schiffer. 3. Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn at the World Premiere of Argylle in London, 2024. 4. Claudia Schiffer with her two children in London, 2013.

Reawakening Fashion

Gigi Hadid dressed in cascading Thom Browne.

“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking!” It’s fashion’s big night! Every year, the famous first Monday in May is a star-studded evening, as the famous steps leading up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art are drenched and bejeweled in the world’s most iconic garments and accessories (not to mention the famous—and sometimes indistinguishable—stars wearing them). The Met Gala was founded in 1948 as a fundraiser for the Costume Institute, and today has evolved into a renowned red carpet event for over 400 movie stars, athletes, models and designers around the world. The theme of the Costume Institute’s Spring 2024 exhibition, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion set the mood for the evening, hosted by co-chairs Anna Wintour, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez and Zendaya. Honorary co-chairs included Shou Chew, Chief Executive Officer of TikTok, and Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of Loewe. The exhibition features 250 fragile garments spanning four centuries that have been restored for display.

Clockwise from above: A view of “Here Comes the Sun: Reseda Luteola” from The Met’s “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’ exhibition; Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth in Tom Ford; Ariana Grande wearing Loewe; a look from Alexander McQueen’s Spring/ Summer 2011 collection, on display at The Met.

The event’s dress code, “The Garden of Time,” drew from J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story of the same name. The exhibition explored ideas of rebirth and renewal, using nature as a metaphor for the fluidity of fashion. Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, donned a Loewe floor-length black floral jacket, expressing her excitement for the theme. Co-chair Zendaya was among the first to arrive on the botanical green carpet in a theatrical, peacock-esque, custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano gown, fashioned in vivid shades of emerald and cobalt blue. Zendaya later returned to the carpet for a second time in a Givenchy by John Galliano couture gown from 1996, illustrating both the present and past phases of Galliano’s career. Another Maison Margiela masterpiece was worn by Kim Kardashian, who showed off a metallic floral mermaid-esque dress of metal lace, paired with a gray cardigan draped over her shoulders. Kardashian’s hair stylist, Chris Appleton, pulled the look together with a loose French braid (braided at the bottom in the back) to symbolize sleeping beauty.

Gigi Hadid wore a head-turning Thom Browne ensemble, featuring a beaded, ruffleskirt with 3D yellow roses that took 13,000 hours to craft by hand—entailing 2.8 million

Clockwise from bottom left: Kim Kardashian dressed in Maison Margiela; Kylie Jenner in Oscar de la Renta; 18th and 19th century gowns in the “Painted Flowers” gallery. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Anna Wintour in Loewe; Zendaya wearing Maison Margiela; Uma Thurman, Tory Burch, and Bruna Marquezine wearing Tory Burch; Mindy Kaling in Gaurav Gupta; Jennifer Lopez wearing Schiaparelli.
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; BFA

micro-beads sewn directly onto the dress. Nine men helped Hadid with her 40-pound skirt as she traveled up the stairs! Another show-stopper requiring assistance was Mindy Kaling’s sculptural gown, designed by Gaurav Gupta—resembled a blossoming flower wilting away. Additional unforgettable looks were worn by co-chairs Jennifer Lopez, who glowed in a custom Schiaparelli silhouette, and Bad Bunny in an all-black Maison Margiela suit. Actress and native New Yorker, Sarah Jessica Parker, arrived in a Richard Quinn corset gown with Andy Cohen, her forever Met Gala date. Wrapping up the evening, “Momager” Kris Jenner-who always waits at the top of the steps for her daughters to arrive-glowed in a monochromatic Oscar de la Renta white satin gown and overcoat while Kendall Jenner, wearing a Givenchy archival McQueen look from 1999, and Kylie Jenner, in an elegant ivory Oscar de la Renta gown, made their way in. All attendees were among the first to see the Met’s breathtaking exhibit before it’s opening to the public, making the evening even more special.

From above: “ The Siren”, as seen in The Met’s “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” exhibition; Charles Frederick Worth’s 1887 ball gown. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble wearing Oscar de la Renta; Bad Bunny in Maison Margiela; Sarah Jessica Parker in Richard Quinn, beside her date, Andy Cohen; Kendall Jenner wearing Givenchy.

The exhibition seeks to pay tribute to the natural world, featuring soundscapes, computer-generated imagery, and video animation intended to reawaken senses and bring fragile masterpieces from past collections to life. With elements of earth, air, and water, the walls within the exhibition are covered with embroidery and floral motifs. One gallery includes a greenhouse with refined hats blooming of floral motifs, and an iconic Dior dress from Spring 1953, covered in floral grasses and wild clover impressed into the bodice. Another highlight is the Poppy Room, featuring Isaac Mizrahi’s “Bleeding Poppy Dress,” and an intricate 18th century French court suit room with florals on painted silk—a Chinese technique developed by the Europeans in the 18th century. Celebrating historic dresses that have been restored to reawaken senses, the collection will remain open through September 2, 2024. ◆

Clockwise from top left: Amanda Seyfried wearing Chaumet; Cardi B in Windowsen; Jessica Biel wearing Tamara Ralph. Opposite page: The Poppies gallery, part of The Met’s “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” exhibition at The Met.

Tiny Tweakments Everywhere: NYC Experts Share The New Treatments They Can’t Get Enough Of

It felt like it happened overnight—my

TikTok and Instagram page started to populate with videos and Before & After carousels featuring a vast array of beauty breakthroughs, micro-improvements, and innovations with little to no downtime. Facials that slim the face, microdroplet injections that give you glass skin for six months, exosome serums, ultrasound machines that subtly lift the chin, antioxidant injections that sweep away cell damage—teeny, tiny, ways to look like yourself and feel like yourself but better, refreshed, and more balanced. It’s official, we are now entering the Tweakmentverse.

It’s undoubtedly become a focus—to make minimal refinements that as Dr. Lara Devgan says are like “a real-life facetune or filter.” There are also options sans needles, like Edyta Jarosz of Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue’s facials that celebrities book pre-red carpet for face sculpting and stimulating blood flow. Below, I spoke with surgeons, doctors, dermatologists, and estheticians to get the lowdown on the tweakments they can’t get enough of.

Global Facial Optimization

Expert: Dr. Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS Female Plastic Surgeon Contact: (212) 452-2400

Admittedly, I have spent far too much time looking at the brilliantly minimal Before & After carousels on Dr. Lara Devgan’s Instagram where she features her signature Global Facial Optimization, which she described as, “My approach to optimizing facial attractiveness while maintaining facial identity.” Dr. Devgan went on, “This is the most common approach to treating celebrity faces in my practice, but it’s also appropriate for anyone who wants to look like the most micro-optimized version of themselves. Think about this as a real-life facetune or filter.” So how does she evaluate the face and break down the best bespoke treatments for you? Dr. Devgan told Quest, “The basic concept is for me to look at the face coherently, as a whole set of features, and correcting the balance of the features and the highlights and lowlights of the face—rather than trying to simply erase a wrinkle or fill in a line.This is accomplished with a combination of injectable procedures, including botox and fillers, as well as microenhancement surgical procedures, such as millimeter level blepharoplasty for tiredness of the eyes, alar base reduction for a wide nose, or submental liposuction for heaviness under the chin.”

Courtesy of Dr. Lara Devgan

Jawline Definition & Cellulite Treatments

Expert: Dr. David Shafer, MD, FACS

Contact: 212.888.7770

The snatched jawline, a pop culture term which translates to, “a slim and lifted jaw profile” has undoubtedly become a tweakment MVP. Dr. David Shafer of Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue shared with us that he’s been doing jawline definition with JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC, which he said, “Is the new star of the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers.” Dr. Shafer expanded, “As everyone has spent the last three years looking at their aging jawlines on Zoom and social media, the rise of JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC is not surprising. The quick injectable procedure takes minutes and is often considered an injectable jaw implant. We often use it in conjunction with JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC in the chin for added structure and definition.”

Besides snatching jawlines, there’s also been the snatching and tightening of the body, as vacation season is on the horizon. With that in mind, Dr. Shafer mentioned he loves the Avéli cellulite treatment. “This innovative treatment is showing real results. It’s a minimally invasive procedure which can be performed under local anesthesia. The device divides the tethering bands causing cellulite depressions. By addressing the underlying cause, the Avéli device gives long lasting permanent improvement”

Lift & Tighten With Sofwave

Expert: Dr. Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, FAAD

Contact: 212.941.5055

Dr. Blair Murphy-Rose, FAAD, specializing in facial rejuvenation at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York and founder of skincare line SkinCare Junkie, loves the skin tightening and lifting effects of the device taking social media by storm, Sofwave. Dr. Rose said, “As we age and with exposure to factors such as UV light, pollution and smoking, we lose collagen and elastin in the skin which contributes significantly to signs of skin aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. Collagen is the main structural protein in the skin that supports skin and gives skin its structure. Elastin is the protein most responsible for skin’s elasticity, allowing skin to spring back into place after stretched. Sofwave is the crème de la crème of skin tightening and lifting devices. It works by emitting high frequency, high intensity sound waves into the skin at a depth of 1.5mm which heats this area of the dermis causing tissue coagulation. Coagulation causes an immediate contraction of fibers and it powerfully induces production of collagen and elastin over a course of about 6-9 months. The combination of which improves the quality of the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lifts, and tightens. Sofwave turns back the clock with virtually no downtime. The device treats below the surface of the skin, avoiding injury to the epidermis or deeper structures.” Dr. Murphy-Rose’s favorite places to use Sofwave include, “the face, neck, and chest but I also often treat the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, above the knees, arms, and backs of the hands. Anything we can do to help boost collagen production and to protect against the free radical damage that occurs over time, will help to keep skin younger and healthier.”

A Hydrating Injectable With Skinvive Expert: Dr. Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD, PLLC

Contact: 212.570.2067

Six months of a hydrated glow? There’s an injectable for that. Dr. Macrene Alexiades of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center of New York & owner of cult favorite skincare line MACRENE ACTIVES loves the effects of Skinvive, the first Hyaluronic Acid microdroplet injectable indicated to improve cheek skin smoothness. Dr. Aleixades told us, “The newest advance in dermatology is Skinvive, a very natural appearing dermal filler that corrects fine lines and rejuvenates the skin. I was the lead investigator and lead author on the FDA clinical trial for its approval and launch. The treatment lasts at least six months and should be followed with MACRENE actives Signature Spa Facial which delivers microencapsulated hyaluronic acids, peptides and DNA repair into the skin for maintained restoration.” Dr. Macrene Alexiades acknowledges that while Skinvive is approved for cheeks, she’s also found it incredibly effective for under eyes and lip lines as well.

The Lift & Sculpted Slap Facial

Expert: Edyta Jarosz @ Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue

Contact: 212.888.7770

Expert esthetician Edyta Jarosz, at Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue, gives one of the most highly-coveted facials in Manhattan with celebrities and VIP clients flocking to book appointments with Edya and her magic hands pre-red carpet. Known for her massage style which blends intra-oral, sculptural facial massage, and lymphatic drainage, there’s a secret touch to Edtya. Edyta shared more about the technique that fans can’t get enough of. “The most commonly requested facial treatment is my signature facial, which is customized and features a combination of OxyLight Ionix, DiamondGlow technology, and my personalized LIFT, SCULPT & SLAP facial massage method. The OxyLight Facial seamlessly integrates various advanced technologies and techniques, including Negative Pressure Therapy, diamond microdermabrasion, high-pressure oxygen in fusion, BioSonix ultrasound, MyoLight microcurrent stimulation, Myosonix, ThermaTone Therapy, and full spectrum LED lights with negative ionized oxygen. The signature LIFT, SCULPT, and SLAP technique is an innovative approach aimed to target and activate fa cial muscles, stimulate blood flow, optimize oxygenation, and sculpt the face. This facial will give an instantly radiant red-carpet glow.”

Courtesy of Edyta Jarosz; Dr. Macrene Alexiades

Inner Glow Glutathione & NAD+ Prescription Injections

Expert: Dr. Amanda Kahn, MD

Contact: 212.737.8973

Chances are, one of your favorite tastemakers is a patient of Dr. Amanda Kahn’s. She’s maintained an in-theknow buzz of patients and devotees that can’t get enough of her expertise in longevity health and weight management on the Upper East Side. “A large focus of my practice is longevity medicine where we strive to help people optimize their health and wellness as they age. I prescribe evidence based anti-aging medications and supplements to combat and potentially reverse aging on a cellular level. Supporting optimal cell functioning is the key to keeping cells young and healthy in all tissues of the body. We can approach anti-aging therapies systemically, from ‘the inside, out”. While Kahn has many secrets up her sleeve, she shared two of her favorite current tweakments that she’s found tremendous success with, “NAD+ and glutathione are both natural molecules that drop in cells as we age. The key to anti-aging is to help cells function optimally. Studies have shown that by repleting these molecules, we can slow down and possibly reverse some of the aging process so anyone that is looking for more energy, better concentration, and improved skin radiance can benefit. I frequently prescribe them together as prescription injections. While there are some good oral formulations, these are too weak for the initial loading period. I also find that using them in IV therapy is too high of a dose, inconvenient and expensive. Glutathione is a master antioxidant with a myriad of systemic benefits: sweeping away cell damage and free radicals, preventing the DNA damage that causes cellular aging, supporting the immune system and stabilizing blood sugar (i.e. preventing weight gain), giving skin radiance from within. Similarly, NAD+ is a key helper molecule that keeps the mitochondria or powerhouse of the cell running. In addition to aesthetic benefits, patients report that NAD+ injection therapy provides increased energy and focus.”

Fade Fine Lines and Improve Texture With Vivace

Expert: Dr. Lyle Leipziger, M.D., FACS

Contact: 516.465.8787

Rejuvenate your skin and fade fine lines during your lunch break with a treatment that combines fractional micro needling and radiofrequency that boosts your natural collagen and elastin production. Dr. Lyle Leipziger of Leipziger Plastic Surgery loves the results he gets with Vivace. “During the spring and summer, Vivace is a great non-surgical option with little downtime for patients who want to fade fine lines and enhance their appearance. In my practice, we also use Vivace to reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve the texture and tone of the skin, which can be performed all year round.” While Vivace can cause skin redness, it will calm down after 48 hours. Leipziger added, “It’s important to note that patients must limit any significant sun exposure for a few days and use sunscreen.”

DiamondGlow Glass Skin Facial Expert: Audrey Matney @ 123 Beauty Lab

Contact: 347.480.4441

Sometimes, a brightening bespoke facial is just the tweakment you need for a dewy start to the season. Audrey Matney of 123 Beauty Lab has a high profile fanbase that can’t get enough of the instant results of her DiamondGlow facial.

Matney explained, “DiamondGlow facials get your skin in tip-top shape and it’s part of my signature multi-step facial that leaves your skin glowy, dewy and fresh. It’s like Skin Bootcamp—it exfoliates, extracts, and infuses a bespoke combo of medical grade serums, a blend of botanicals, antioxidants and acids infused into the skin to brighten, cleanse, and nourish.” Other skin-perfecting perks of a facial with Matney include a super hydrating hyaluronic acid mask, oxygen treatment, and a selection of different LED light therapy colors that leave your face with her signature glass HD ready skin. ◆

Charting New Horizons

How do cramped cabins, crowded buffets, and cheesy entertainment compare to sipping Champagne on your private balcony as the sun sets over the Port of Gustavia in St. Barths? Welcome to cruising, Ritz-Carlton style, where the age-old stereotypes of sea voyages are replaced with ultra-luxury.

When Ritz-Carlton launched its Yacht Collection in October 2022, the brand didn’t just dip its toes into the cruising world; it made a grand splash with the debut of Evrima (Greek for discovery), a 149-suite superyacht, each spacious suite adorned with a private balcony. This marked the first time a luxury hospitality brand ventured into cruising, seamlessly blending the experience of a five-star resort with the adventure of yachting.

Onboard Evrima, guests are treated to an all-inclusive yet bespoke experience. Four gourmet, à la carte restaurants cater to every palate,

from the vibrant flavors of Southeast Asia at Talaat Nam to the openair elegance of Mistral, offering a diverse Mediterranean menu poolside. The yacht also features six lounges and bars, including a refined Humidor stocked with premium cognac and hand-rolled cigars. For special occasions, S.E.A. restaurant, designed by the three Michelin-starred chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, offers an exquisite seven-course tasting menu for an additional cost. The true charm of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, however, lies in its unique routes. Each morning brings a new exclusive

Anchored at St. Lucia; open-air dining at Mistral (inset).
Opposite page: Evrima in Southern France.
Christopher Cypert; Jack Hardy

destination, from the stunning pitons of St. Lucia to the sundrenched ports of the European Mediterranean. Recently, Evrima made waves as the largest vessel docked at Monaco’s Grand Prix and is one of the few cruises privileged to anchor in St. Barth’s Gustavia Harbor. Each locale offers a range of curated excursions, from catamaran rides paired with a lobster cookout to ziplining journeys. A tender service also ensures easy access to local towns for those looking to explore at their own pace.

“From the moment you step aboard to the moment you disembark, our curated itineraries and attentive service are sure to leave a lasting impression,” said Jim Murren, Executive Chairman and CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

“Whether you are seeking a relaxing retreat or an exhilarating adventure, we strive to make your trip one that will linger long after you have left the yacht.”

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is already expanding its fleet. The 224-suite Ilma is set to launch in September, followed by the 226-suite Luminara in 2025. This pioneering move has established a new standard in the luxury cruising industry, inspiring other prestigious brands to follow suit. In 2025, Four Seasons will introduce its own 222-passenger luxury yacht, further elevating the concept. “A new bar was set in superyachting when we introduced Evrima,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Senior Vice President of The Ritz-Carlton. RitzCarlton’s innovation has not only broadened the brand’s horizons but redefined the entire industry. ◆

Evrima in St. Barths. Opposite page, clockwise from above: The spa terrace; loft-style guestroom; Observation Deck.

Chanel: From Couture To Culture

Can anything rival the iconic status of the interlocking Cs logo in fashion? Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel—fashion designer and founder of her eponymous brand—epitomized the modern working woman during her lifetime. Unlike any other designer of her era, Chanel had an uncanny ability to foresee the evolution of contemporary fashion. She was credited with popularizing a sporty chic look as a feminine style in the post-World War I era. Most notably, as a working woman, she designed primarily for herself and her own lifestyle, creating clothes that suited an independent and active routine.

Model Kristen McMenamy on the runway during the Chanel Spring 1993 ready-to-wear show. Opposite page, from above: The Chanel Spring 2019 Haute Couture show, presented in the Grand Palais, transported the audience to an Italianate villa; the cover of Assouline’s Chanel: The Legend of an Icon

Chanel’s career began in 1910 when she opened her first shop in Paris, selling hats at the age of 27. Her initial foray into fashion was inspired by a dress she created from an old jersey, which garnered numerous compliments. She soon found herself making similar dresses for others, quickly establishing a reputation. Chanel became known for elevating humble fabrics like jersey and tweed to couture status, pioneering a new silhouette that was both sophisticated and understated. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, which remains a favorite to this day. Shortly after, she introduced the iconic Chanel suit with a collarless jacket. As women began to enter the workforce, she revolutionized their wardrobes, transitioning them out of corsets and into suits that were comfortable enough for work. Around the same time, she introduced the Little Black Dress, another timeless classic.

Following the onset of World War II, Chanel closed her shops but made a triumphant return to the fashion world

Clockwise from top left: Illustration of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, by Donald Robertson; evening jacket, Haute Couture, Autumn 2007; leather and satin shoes. Opposite page: Coat, Haute Couture, Spring 2005.
The building blocks of classic Chanel chic; detail of day suit, Haute Couture, Autumn 2002 (inset). Opposite page, from above: The Chanel Spring 2008 Haute Couture show presented in the Grand Palais featured a 66-foot-tall replica of the classic tweed suit jacket, from which the parade of models emerged; sketch of the Classic handbag on quilted leather.
Laziz Hamani; Courtesy of Daphne Guinness/Photography
Nick D’Emilio

in the 1950s at age 70. In 1955, she debuted the first-ever luxury shoulder bag, forever changing the handbag market. Although she passed away in 1971, the legacy of Coco Chanel endures, celebrated as one of the most influential designers of the 20th century.

Twelve years after her death, Karl Lagerfeld assumed the role of artistic director, revitalizing Chanel’s designs while preserving the brand’s essence. Just as Chanel revolutionized contemporary fashion, Lagerfeld crafted the blueprint for the modern fashion house. She transformed women’s wardrobes; he redefined the fashion industry itself. “Making the timeless exist in the immediate and allowing the fleeting to be perpetually reborn: These are the deep secrets of the Chanel style,” once said Lagerfeld.

In tribute to this impactful house, Assouline has released an updated edition of its best-selling Ultimate volume, Chanel: The Impossible Collection . Chanel: The Legend of an Icon by fashion journalist Alexander Fury explores the brand’s rich history and showcases 100 images of Chanel’s most iconic looks, from the Little Black Dress to the two-tone pumps and strands of faux pearls. These pages offer just a glimpse into Chanel’s lasting allure. u

Live Strong, Live Long!

Bryan Johnson

The 2024 Palm Beach season was a busy one filled with fashionable pop-ups, philanthropic galas and informative events. One of those included the first ever Livelong Summit, held over two days at the West Palm Beach Convention Center. Attendees were provided with direct access to some of the brightest minds in longevity, health and nutrition, at a time of heightened interest in “super longevity”—the science of aging without physically growing “old”. A key question at the summit: what are the secrets that allow some people to live to 100-years-old or longer while still remaining healthy, happy, and active?

Held over two days, the program featured more than 50 scientists, professors, doctors, therapists, and longevity specialists covering topics that included: aging skin and tips for looking younger; innovations in mental health and brain science; the latest research regarding dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention; turning back the “aging clock” with regenerative medicine; fertility breakthroughs; the benefits of hormone replacement therapies; the advantages of genetic testing to identify disease-causing genes, which can then be treated or managed (such as the presence of the APOE gene, said to be is linked to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease); and the exciting strides being made in the fields of reverse aging and longevity which are paving the way to greater healthspans and longer lifespans.

Bryan Johnson was among the presenters who captivated the audience. The billionaire tech guru founded Braintree, an eCommerce payments company that acquired Venmo for $26.2 million in 2012—and then sold the combined compa

From above: Bryan Johnson with his 17-year-old son, Talmage, and 71-year old father, Stephen; Johnson speaking onstage during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City prior to his age-defying journey. Opposite page: The health guru working out in his home fitness center wearing a Red Light Therapy Cap to prevent graying hair and hair loss.

Clockwise from left: Bryan Johnson is said to be the “most measured man in the world”. He consumes 111 pills per day, and has revealed that he undergoes cosmetic procedures such as weekly acid peels and face fillers in order to maintain his strikingly youthful glow. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Johnson wears a light laser mask as part of his morning routine; Johnson has taken blood from his 17-year-old son, Talmage, in order to keep his organs young; the health guru hopes to rewind the clock of his body a few decades through a program he started called Project Blueprint. His diet is strictly vegan and only permits a six-hour eating window of 2,250 calories.

ny to PayPal for $800 million the following year. He has since devoted his life to proving that death can be optional. Johnson explained to the crowd of eager listeners that he takes over 100 supplements a day, sleeps alone (which he claims is crucial for optimal health, although hard on his love life), and consumes his last meal of the day—a bowl of steamed vegetables—at 11 a.m. His team of more than 30 doctors routinely measure his blood, heart, liver, kidneys, brain, blood vessels and sexual health—to the tune of two million dollars a year. Johnson claims the extensive testing is essential “to help him reverse his own biological clock back to 18 years old.”

Often referred to as “the world’s most measured human”, Johnson has purportedly achieved metabolic health equal to the top 1.5% of 18-year-olds, inflammation 66% lower than the average 10-year-old, and reduced his speed of aging by the equivalent of 31 years. He aspires to prove humans have an opt-out clause for the seemingly inevitable—if only they’re willing to depart from the norm. Sharing his findings in “Project Blueprint” (protocol.bryanjohnson.com), Johnson explains that the reason why he subjects himself to daily testing

health—in order to share his findings with the world, beginning with the people he loves, like his 71-year-old father, Richard. Johnson donated his own blood plasma (which he calls “super blood”) to his father, taking about 25 years off of his current age. Johnson’s father is also undergoing gene therapy and stem cell therapy, and is now aging at the rate of a 46-year-old.

Bryan Johnson is 46, and works out for at least an hour every day (usually considerably more than that), blends much of his food before eating it, never touches junk food, and apparently goes to sleep at 8:30 p.m. every night. He starts his day by weighing himself, looking at “fat, muscle, bodyweight, and hydration”—to ensure that

he remains within the top 1% of ideal muscle fat. In addition to making sleep his number one priority, Johnson only allows himself morning sunlight exposure before 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to avoid peak UV hours.

If all of this sounds crazy to you, you’re not alone. Naysayers are constantly bombarding his social media platforms with advice that he quit this “mass vanity project”, eat a pizza and drink a few beers, but Johnson doesn’t care and misses nothing about his old life (yes, at one point Bryan Johnson had bodyfat, drank coffee, and ate fast food—a time during which he claims he was riddled with depression and overweight). Today, the longevity guru feels much more comfortable and “free” living within the intricately measured regiments of his new life. He brushes off his doubters, who have accused him of everything from having an “anxiety problem” for infusing himself with plasma taken from the blood of his 17-year-old son, to being a cult leader in his longevity mission that uses the slogan “don’t die” and considers eating a candy bar an “act against humanity”. Johnson takes it all in his stride and is just happy for all of us to be part of the conversation; even his critics.

So where do we begin if we’re interested in rebooting our bodies, reversing our aging, and living the Bryan Johnson way of life? For those who are serious, Bryan now sells the products he consumes (supplements, cocoa powder, specialized olive oil…) along with instructions for following his regimented program on the same site where he shares the algorithm that runs his body, blueprint.bryanjohnson.com. Ac-

cording to Johnson, “Small steps are a big win.” And with a smile, he adds, “Don’t feel like you have to do everything I do. Just take baby steps to build momentum. Don’t let my routine overwhelm you. Begin by pulling small nuggets from here and there.” Then the impressively fit guru adds, “However, there are a few things that are non-negotiable. In order for this protocol to work effectively for me, I follow the same schedule every day. That way I can’t negotiate with myself and make deals about staying up late or just having a bite of a slice of pizza. These power laws,” (as he refers to them) “are: no smoking; exercise about 6 hours every day; follow my blueprint diet; and consume little to no alcohol. And the most important protocol,” he emphasizes to the riveted crowd of followers, “I never vary from 8 hours of sleep. Sleep is my number one life goal.” He confidently asserts, “I go to bed every night at 8:30 p.m.. I’ve tested its effect over and over and there is nothing that beats its power. It is the most important affirmation for my health.” Johnson finishes by encouraging the crowd to interact with him, welcoming their thoughts and feedback. “I love hearing from everyone,” he smiles. “It’s never too late to take care of yourself. Just begin.”

For more information about Bryan Johnson, log onto his website www.bryanjohnson.com or watch his very informative and detailed YouTube videos at youtube.com/@BryanJohnson

Clockwise from top: Johnson’s home gym is wallpapered to resemble a forest; Johnson stands between his 17-year-old son and his 71-year old father; “Evening Bryan”, whom Johnson says used to smoke, eat bad foods and deprive him of sleep before he “fired” Evening Bryan and launched Blueprint. Opposite page, clockwise from left: swimming laps in his pool at home in Venice, California; Kate Tolo, Blueprint’s Chief Marketing Officer, became the first woman to attempt to reduce her biological age using Johnson’s algorithm; Blueprint Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which Johnson rebrnded as “Snake Oil”, $30 at blueprint.bryanjohnson.com.

Barcelona Bliss

Barcelona has been one of my favorite cities since I spent a fall semester there studying abroad—and after revisiting this past spring, my appreciation for one of Spain’s most culturally thriving destinations has only grown. Yearround, the city is a treasure trove of history, architectural marvels, a dynamic culinary scene, and a pulsating nightlife. It becomes even more appealing in the warmer months, filled with sun-drenched days and breezy nights brought on by the Mediterranean climate, which perfectly complements the seven beaches and views of the Balearic Sea. When planning summer travel, Barcelona is the perfect European getaway for the season.

Each spring, Barcelona hosts Bridal Fashion Week, attracting designers, models, and fashion icons from across the globe. This year, style icon Olivia Palermo graced the event with her presence, adding an extra layer of glamour. Summer in Barcelona is also synonymous with events that showcase the city’s vibrant culture. The city’s music festivals, such as Primavera Sound and Sónar, attract top international artists and music enthusiasts from around the world.

In the midst of this exciting city, I found my sanctuary at the Almanac Barcelona, which turned my trip into a luxurious adventure—perfectly blending vibrant energy with comfort. Opened in 2018, this five-star, family-run boutique hotel

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Courtesy of Almanac Barcelona
Clockwise from top left: Olivia Palermo in front of the Almanac Barcelona entrance during Bridal Fashion Week, 2024; a cocktail from Azimuth, the rooftop bar; the rooftop pool.
Opposite page: Views of the city skyline from the rooftop lounge.

is perfectly positioned just off Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s iconic shopping avenue. The hotel offers easy access to Gaudí’s masterpieces and is literally steps from Casa Milà— so close that you can run to see it after a welcome glass of Champagne, served upon check-in. A short stroll takes you to the iconic yet unfinished Sagrada Família basilica and the whimsical Park Güell. The bustling Barceloneta beach, with its bi-level boardwalk lined with casual waterfront bars and restaurants, and the charming Arc de Triomf, are also within walking distance.

The Almanac Barcelona provides an oasis amid the city’s hustle and bustle. Although it lies in the heart of everything, its quiet corner location makes it feel as though you’re entering a private club. Its 61 rooms and 30 suites are designed to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay. Each room features contemporary furnishings, plush bedding, and state-of-theart amenities. Balconies, terraces, or floor-to-ceiling windows with daybeds create serene retreats after a day of exploration. The hotel’s spa and fitness center provide the perfect escape for those looking to rejuvenate. Guests can indulge in various treatments designed to relax and revitalize, head

to the rooftop for a refreshing dip in the pool, or participate in yoga while taking in stunning 360-degree views.

A stay at Almanac Barcelona is also a culinary delight.

The hotel’s rooftop bar, Azimuth, offers the perfect ambiance to unwind with a cocktail or savor small plates like Patatas Bravas as the sun sets over iconic landmarks such as Mount Tibidabo. At the heart of the Almanac Barcelona’s culinary offerings is Virens, a standout restaurant led by the acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle. Here, the spotlight is on local and organic produce, transforming each meal into a true culinary adventure. The meal might begin with a refreshing glass of freshly brewed hibiscus kombucha, followed by a beautifully presented beetroot tartare, and Tempura Tuna Dice with Shisho Leaves or Iberian Pork. To top things off, treat yourself to creamy sweet potato ice cream paired with passion fruit and cocoa crumbs—a perfect conclusion to a memorable meal.

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on Barcelona’s pristine beaches, marveling at its rich cultural landmarks, or basking in the amenities of Almanac Barcelona, your summer getaway is sure to be unforgettable. ◆

Inside Virens; a view of the lobby from above. Opposite page, clockwise from above: Yoga on the rooftop; a guestroom terrace; inside Azimuth; a guestroom.

Fashion-Forward For Fall

Ralph Lauren presented his Fall/Holiday 2024 Women’s Collection in the wood-paneled walls of his private design studio on Madison Avenue, offering the feel of a salon-style show—reminiscent of his first ready-to-wear collection from 1972, shown in a similar manner. Dressed in a turquoise and black Western shirt, the designer presented his collection, and then in true cowboy fashion, danced a little turn down the runway with his wife, Ricky (with whom he will soon celebrate 60 years of marriage) to momentous applause from the audience. The moment radiated with the kind of nostalgia and All-Americana for which the designer has become known and beloved over the years. Some audience members even got choked up, including vice president of men’s, Jerry Lauren, who has worked alongside his younger brother (Ralph) for over fifty years. “My brother’s a genius. I’m certainly proud of him. We’re very close.”

The message for the Fall/Holiday 2024 Collection was laid-back ease and simplicity, rendered in a soft palette of neutrals and metallics, embodying effortless elegance and timeless glamour. “I wanted to do something very simple and easy,” the designer said of his latest collection. “I don’t have trendy statements...We’ve always been quiet and luxury. And we’ve always done menswear; menswear is big or cowboy hats, Western, all of those are part of us.”

Perhaps the show’s sense of intimacy was brought on by Lauren’s enduring drive to “go his own way”, especially in the face of dynastic European luxury houses that seem to grow larger and louder with each passing year. Demonstrating strength in the face of adversity, Lauren embraced his all-American roots and kept it simple (“simple”—a term often synonymous with style), reminding us once again why he will forever remain the undisputed master of American sportswear. The show’s opening song, Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are,” highlighted that constancy, as did the evening’s opening model, Christy Turlington, who donned a perfectly tailored double-breasted gray overcoat, shirt, and tie ensemble, paired with cowboy boots and the new RL 888 Tote in a matching shade of buff gray.

After the show, the designer treated everyone to dinner at Polo Bar—a setting that provides guests with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the Ralph Lauren aesthetic. As the designer has proven year after year, and again with his latest show, it’s an aethetic that’s remained consistent, and it’s one that works—as seen today in more than 350 stores in over 100 countries.

from above: Kelsey

Morgan Stewart

and Amelie


suit and tie from the latest collection; Christy Turlington walks the runway; Lauren Bush Lauren and David

actress Jessica Chastain; Yan Yan Chan and Ivy Getty take in the show; detail from the latest collection; Andrew Lauren and Natascha Schuetz. Opposite page: A model walks the runway dressed in a backless, silver gown.

Zilber enjoy the show;
brown suede, double-breasted

Balmain presented its Fall/Winter 2024 collection at Le Pavillon Cambon in Paris, where Creative Director Olivier Rousteing drew inspiration from his childhood hometown of Bordeaux, which he describes as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

“The two adjectives that we Frenchies tend to pair with Bordeaux are ‘classical’ and ‘elegant’—for the provincial capital definitely sets itself apart with a singular refinement. So, this season combines the bold architectural lines and precise tailoring of Pierre Balmain’s ‘New French Style’ with the graceful dignity of Bordeaux—resulting in a collection that I believe reflects the timeless style of savvy French women of all ages,” said Rousteing.

Given Bordeaux’s frequent rainy days, the trench coat was a standout component of the collection. Models showcased various interpretations of this classic style, transformed into skirts, dresses, pants, and short jackets. These were paired with modern takes on traditional French shopping bags, reminiscent of the outdoor market scenes Rousteing fondly recalls.

When it’s not raining, Bordeaux enjoys incredible weather, inspiring Rousteing’s nod to the picnics of his youth. The collection features Balmain’s beloved Vichy print, enhanced with clusters of fruits, creating a coat embroidered with green viscose threads that evoke an idyllic park setting. Another unique element in the collection were mesmerizing spirals, inspired by escargot found in Bordeaux’s cuisine and gardens, featuring coiled stitching and a golden metal breastplate.

The Fall/Winter 2024 collection masterfully blends the elegance and classical charm of Bordeaux with Balmain’s signature boldness, resulting in a timeless and sophisticated lineup for the savvy French woman.

From above: The show’s finale; model in a trenchstyle gown on the runway. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Qi Wei, Camille Razat, and Sheila Atim in the front row; model in a green gown inspired by the gardens of Bordeaux; Serena Williams and Ashley Park; model in in a trench-style top and pants; Taylor Hill; models in looks inspired by the classic Balmain trench.
Courtesy of Balmain; BFA


Looks from Seán McGirrs debut collection for Alexander McQueen emited a sense of rough and rugged glamour. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Serena Motola, Deyaz, Sebastian Croft, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Emma Chamberlain and Derek Blasberg attend the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week; a leopard-print skirt and “Hoof Boots” seen during the show; a tailored leather, burgundy jacket and leather fedora; Savanah Leaf attends the show; Debra Shaw models a single-breasted black suit with an embellished sleeve; a tailored white jacket with safety-pin detail walks the runway; newly minted designer Seán McGirr for Alexander McQueen.

presented his first collection for the brand on a dark and rainy night in the SEGRO Centre Paris Les Gobelins (an old railway station renovated into an urban logistics facility), as guests covered themselves in neon-yellow blankets. McGirr’s collection offered dramatically tailored shoulders and nipped waists, as well as a smattering of leopard prints in various hues. Tailored denim, leather and trench coats marked the runway, as well as funnel-neck sweaters and a ’70s-esque shag-jacket. “Hoof” boots and shoes were a nod to the statement-making equine theme that Alexander McQueen has traditionally been known for.

Irish-born McGirr was relatively unknown when he was announced as Sarah Burton’s replacement shortly after her final show this past October (Burton’s were large shoes to fill, considering she was the designer of Catherine Middleton’s wedding gown). McGirr has built up an impressive resume, though, with stints at Uniqlo (for Christopher Lemaire’s line), Dries Van Noten and JW Anderson. Still, as a designer traditionally associated with menswear, there was nervousness heading into his first collection. After all, original Lee Alexander McQueen archives are often likened to sacred scripts—referenced, emulated and reshared throughout countless feeds, and unremittingly discussed and ever-protected by fashion devotees around the globe. Nevertheless, speaking to press backstage, the designer said he did not feel intimidated by the challenge in front of him, explaining, “When I see the girls in the shows in the ‘90s, he was doing the opposite of what was happening in mainstream fashion in a way. The models looked like people on the fringes, the outsiders. That’s something I’m really interested in.” McGirr referenced Lee in his first campaign for the brand by starring two of the late designer’s muses, Debra Shaw and Frankie Rayder (who also walked the Fall 2024 runway). McGirr also revived the original McQueen logo, as well as the T-chain adorning the back of many of his latest looks. At the same time, McGirr wanted his collection to remain original. Backstage, he spoke of his desire for his McQueen to feel “uplifting” and “upbeat” — “there should be a lightness in the air somehow,” he said. ◆

Alexander McQueen Newly-named creative director Seán McGirr
Dave Benett/Getty Images for Alexander McQueen

Q Focus

New York On May 21st, the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) hosted its annual Spring Ball at the iconic Plaza Hotel. The glamorous evening, filled with cocktails, dinner, and lively dancing to the beats of DJ Twilo, successfully raised over $2,000,000. These funds will support MSK’s groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence and Noninvasive Technologies for Oncologic Dermatology initiative, which leverages cutting-edge technology to enhance skin cancer detection and minimize the side effects of cancer treatments on the skin. Muffie Potter Aston , President of The Society of MSK, expressed her gratitude. “I am grateful to those who attended and supported our philanthropic efforts dedicated to advancing cancer patient care for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.”

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New York In mid-April, Save Venice hosted its enchanting annual Un Ballo in Maschera at The Plaza Hotel, with generous sponsorship from Oscar de la Renta and The Gritti Palace. This year’s event, themed “La Primavera,” successfully raised over $1.2 million to support the preservation of Venice’s historic art and architecture. Co-Chair Bronson van Wyck led the event design, drawing inspiration from Venetian gardens and the vibrant essence of spring. The venue was transformed with an array of trees, flowers, and foliage, bringing the beauty of springtime in Venice to life.

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Q Focus

New York In late May, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) hosted its annual Spring Gala, ‘Ballet Brilliance,’ at Cipriani 42nd Street. Guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner while enjoying live performances that featured a curated selection of excerpts from the upcoming 2024 Summer season. Highlights included a sneak peek of Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works ahead of its New York premiere in June. The evening concluded with lively dancing and honored esteemed filmmaker, Chai Vasarhelyi, for her contributions to the arts.

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Q Focus

New York On May 1st, the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee hosted its highly anticipated and sold-out annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon. Known affectionately as the “Hat Luncheon,” this iconic event raised funds to support the Conservancy’s vital efforts to preserve and enhance Central Park for all New Yorkers and visitors. The afternoon began with a cocktail reception in the Italian Garden, where guests admired the beautiful fountain and the recently renovated pergola. Attendees also enjoyed guided tours of the meticulously restored English and French Gardens. “Raising a record $4.6 million from this year’s Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon is a testament to how special and beloved Central Park and the Conservancy remain to New Yorkers,” said Betsy Smith, President & CEO, Central Park Conservancy.

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3. Seated lunch 4. Stephanie Stamas, Kat Dines, Katherine Gage Boulud, Dustee Jenkins, and Melanie McLennan
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7. Anne Harrison 8. Kathy Hubbard and Patti Fast 9. Muffie Potter Aston, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, and Gillian Miniter
10. Sarah Wetenhall and Elisabeth Munder

Q Focus

Newport In early June, Hope Funds for Cancer Research hosted its prestigious 2024 Award of Excellence Gala at The Elms, successfully raising $300,000 for postdoctoral fellowships. The elegant whitetie event welcomed 125 distinguished guests and was chaired by Ross and Leah Cann, William and Fleur Rueckert, and Richard Young and Ceal Capistrano

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7. Nicholas Lydon and Sally Luke 8. Gregg and Elizabeth Griffin 9. Alessandra Dall’Agnese 10. Jay and Jennifer Bradner


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> J.McLaughlin: 844.532.5625 or jmclaughlin.com.

> J. Mendel: 212.832.5830 or jmendel.com.

> Jimmy Choo: 877.955.2466 or jimmychoo.com.

> John Varvatos: johnvarvatos.com.

> Judith Leiber: judithleiber.com.

> Julia Amory: 308 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL, or juliaamory.com.


> Kotur: koturltd.com.


> Linda Horn: 1327 Madison Ave. or lindahorn.com.

> Loro Piana: At Bergdorf Goodman.

> Louis Vuitton: 866.VUITTON or vuitton.com.


> Maja DuBrul: 325 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, Colo., 970.920.1133.

> Manolo Blahnik: 212.582.3007 or manoloblahnik.com.

> Michael Kors: 800.908.1157 or michaelkors.com.

> Moncler: moncler.com.


> Neiman Marcus: 888.888.4757 or neimanmarcus.com.

> Nouvel Heritage: nouvelheritage.com.


> Orlebar Brown: At The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach (561.328.3204) or orlebarbrown.com.

> Oscar de la Renta: 888.782.6357 or oscardelarenta.com.


> P. Johnson: pjt.com.

> Patek Philippe: At Wempe New York or patek.com.


> Ralph Lauren: 888.475.7674 or ralphlauren.com.

> Riedel: riedelusa.net.

> Rizzoli: 1133 Broadway or rizzoliusa.com.

> Roberto Coin: At Neiman Marcus or Roberto Coin, 800.853.5958 and us.robertocoin.com.

> Rolex: 800.36.ROLEX or rolex.com.


> Saint Laurent Paris: 212.980.2970 or ysl.com.

> Saks Fifth Avenue: 877.551.SAKS or saksfifthavenue.com.

> Salvatore Ferragamo: ferragamo.com.

> Stuart Weitzman: 212.823.9560 or stuartweitzman.com.


> Tibi: 888.420.3334 or tibi.com.

> Tom Ford: 212.359.0300 or tomford.com.

> Tory Burch: toryburch.com.


> Van Cleef & Arpels: vancleefarpels.com.

> Verdura: 745 Fifth Ave. 212.758.3388 or verdura.com.

> Veronica Beard: 988 Madison Ave., 646.930.4746, or veronicabeard.com.

> Vhernier: vhernier.com.


> Wempe: 212.397.9000 or wempe.com.

Philippe Le Tellier / Paris Match

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