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CONTENTS The 400 I ssue 116

THE QUEST 400

Caroline Astor created the original list of society’s top 400

names more than a century ago. We carry on the tradition today, with our list of the current era’s most prominent players. InTroducTIon by cholly van vlIeT

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STORIED MANSIONS

During the early 20th century, private mansion-building

flourished along Park Avenue; only a handful remain today and are no longer private. Here we discuss three prominent examples of these very edifices. by

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STATUS & STYLE ON THE SEAS

Assouline’s newest book celebrates the

60th anniversary of the legendary Riva Aquarama.

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THE ORIGINAL 400

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A NEW YORKER’S TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

As it debuted back in 1995.

it once was just after World War II.

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Another month of the social circuit—and parties of the past. by DaviD PatriCk Columbia Our photographer remembers many times spent with Ivana Trump.

Back in London—a city increasingly reminiscent of the Bagel. by taki theoDoraCoPulos Late summer finds from our favorite brands. by brooke murray anD elizabeth meigher

The colorful career of Gil Walsh, an interior designer who is passionate about her work. The iconic La Crémaillère in Bedford reopens under new ownership.

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The vision and creativity of the Museum of Arts & Design. by a lexanDer h ankin Our favorite brokers weigh in on the current state of the markets.

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The best galas, luncheons, and benefits this month and in early September. How the young and fabulous partied over the years.

Some fun summer soirées in the city and out East. by brooke murray

Looking back on the life of George H. (“Pete”) Bostwick.

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER

Clockwise from bottom left: George “Pete” Bostwick, Jr.; Minister of Silly Walks, John Cleese; Elsa Maxwell and friends at Gilbert and Kitty Miller’s New Year’s Eve party in 1952; Team Quest at Mashomack International Polo Challenge;

ON AN UNUSUALLY blustery Saturday in July, Quest’s corinthian polo team reached the finals of Mashomack’s acclaimed International Polo Championship, but were ultimately defeated in a close match to a more experienced Ecuadorian team. This gloomy day of near victory aside, the Summer has been deservedly glorious (and “well-attended”!) up and down the entire Eastern Seaboard. I’m told the same is true in the still swank, yet boat-choked and crowded Mediterranean. But hey - we’ve been anxiously yearning to finally get back out there and “mingle”. So what if it’s brimming with an overabundance of “us”? This is our turf and these peeps are our pals, whom we haven’t fully embraced for three socially distanced summers-—Dr. Fauci’s spurious spouting to the contrary. August at Quest brings our annual 400 List, first born during the Gilded Age from the mindset of Ward McAllister, Mrs. Caroline Astor’s stratifying publicity hound. Our 27-year-old version is less contrived, and more rooted in philanthropy than celebrity. And in truth, it was a space-filling “eureka!” moment for our esteemed Editor-in-Chief, David Patrick Columbia (“DPC” to all) who was desperate for last minute copy to fill his column. Progressive tongues may wag at such exclusive lists in today’s far too woke world, but we believe there’s still a place to recognize and celebrate the traditions of civility, appropriate behavior and proper manners; we hope, dear readers, that you concur. Now, once you’ve weaned your noses out of this year’s slimmed down 400 List, don’t miss our vintage photo album of legendary parties facing this roster of generous swells. From Truman Capote’s renowned Black & White Ball ... to Mike Todd’s epic bash at Madison Square Garden (replete with a functioning yacht, hot air balloon, flying bi-plane and two full orchestras!!) ... to Elsa Maxwell’s fabled April in Paris Ball, staged in The Waldorf’s grand ballroom where JFK actually put a peck on Jackie’s blushing cheek. Next, redirect your vision to our profile of Gil Walsh, a well versed designer who’s ineffable approach reflects her clients’ lifestyles, as well as her own understated elegance. On a more somber note, we bid farewell to one of our world’s finest sportsmen, George “Pete” Bostwick, Jr., a gifted

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and genuine gent whose athletic prowess collected championship silver in six different sports over six distinguished decades. Quest’s insightful scrivener, “Audax” (aka: Jamie MacGuire) has penned a lovely remembrance in our Snapshot column, recognizing Pete’s unprecedented accomplishments and his signature dedication to fair play in all competitions. I close with a supportive salute to one of this generation’s more clever comedians, John “Basil Fawlty” Cleese. A Cambridge honors graduate who with his Monte Python classmates nearly solved “The Meaning of Life”, Cleese was recently performing in Texas when the Cancel Culture posse turned off the on-stage microphones—in protest of his satiric remarks about England “being owed reparations from the French for colonizing the whole of Britain—after the Norman Invasion of 1066.” It was a pure Pythonian spoof, suggesting that we’re now losing our birthright to humor, in addition to our heritage and heroes. Perhaps we’ve reached a new low ebb of compulsive wokeness that only the Fall elections can solve. Stay tuned, dear readers; and remember to vote early ... and often. ◆

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ON THE COVER: Guests attend a party hosted by Alexis von Rosenberg, Baron de Redé, at Hotel Lambert in Paris, France, June 24, 1967 (Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match/ Getty Images).

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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY WE STARTED THIS 400 List more than three decades ago. It was inspired by the now ancient Mrs. Astor’s 400. If Mrs. Astor never did much, she made (or had) a List of how many could fit in her large ballroom in her brownstone mansion (for many years on the southwest corner of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, where the Empire State stands today). The mystique

of the List was its implication: Revolution and the birth of the nation. If you’re not on it, America was you don’t belong. progressing and Mrs. Astor also Lina Astor in her had the good forbrownstone mantune of acquiring sion was evidence. an excellent press Her List became agent. From there, famous as part New York Society of a common exwas born. It was an Mrs. Caroline Astor pression referring important moment in our young country. It was to the richer folk in many a the height of the Industrial town across the land. Basical-

ly abandoned by her very rich husband, she got her show on the road without him. The List was the evidence of her power. She became celebrated in the seven or eight daily New York papers. So back then in the early 1990s, in the Quest office on a rainy overcast day with nothing in the imagination bin, I thought of Mrs. Astor and her List. It’s natural source were

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other media columns about the rich and famous and their kind. The intent was to get the attention of you, dear reader. Although “Society” has always been the territory of (ambitious) women, the men played several different, important roles if they were committed to the social aspect. A century ago, for example, and right on to the end of the 20th century, it was a source of business and income for those men playing the role of socialite. This article was inspired by two men of the 20th century who played those roles to great success, financially and otherwise. In their heyday, to the outsider they appeared to be men who lolled around all day, leisurely and finished off the night at some swanky dinner party and always being a welcome participant on the 28 QUEST

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guest list. But like everything it was a job, work, effort, attention. But these men running their own creations were also their CEOs. From my Social Diary, March 1998: London. “Went to the theater one night to see A Letter of Resignation with Edward Fox as Prime Minister Harold Macmillan during the Profumo Affair. If you’re under 45, you probably nevMark er heard of it. At the time it was the biggest deal in the media on both sides of the Atlantic. John Profumo—able, smart—resigned his cabinet post because he lied to Commons when he denied he had an affair with a luscious, leggy 21-year-old

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strumpet named Christine Keeler. He’d lied for the same reason most men (and very often women) lie (as is their right): to protect their mates, their families, and their own skin. The morning before the performance we saw, the British papers were blaring the story about Clinton and Monica. After the play we went to dinner at Mark’s, the very chic, very exclusive (hip rich/Euro, as these things go), and intimate Birley (small dining rooms—eight tables, deep red flock walls, plush red velvet banquettes) private club belonging to Mark Birley in an old London townhouse. Among the diners that night were Linda Wachner, the then but now deposed Warna-

co tycooness, Prince Pavlos of Greece, and at the table next to ours, the Baron Alexis de Rede, who had also come from the same theater as we. The baron is the perfect blend of Proust, Balzac and the modern age. He is one of the great social figures of Paris, and indeed, all of Europe. I first noticed him taking his seat in the theater that night just before curtain. He is one of those people who looks like he’s somebody famous. A man, probably in his 70s, he has a swarthiness from what looked like a fading tan; jowlish, with heavy-lidded drooping eyes, a high forehead with a full head of dark brown hair brushed back and a cashmere overcoat casually slung like a cape over his just slightly stooped shoulders. He seemed to lead the way through his row, like an unfazed and lacon-

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A ic ram followed by its entourage. His life has been superficially alluded to many times in magazines all over the world. He lives in the l’Hotel Lambert on the Ile St. Louis in Paris, a building he shares with Guy de Rothschild, in what is reported to be one of the greatest apartments in Paris. After dinner, we returned to Claridge’s where we were stay-

ing. Just as I was getting out of I knew of but didn’t know. When the lift got to my cab, a black Rolls my floor, I, a stranger limousine pulled up to him, turned, said to the hotel front, goodnight, and he very and out came the politely bid me goodBaron, who entered night.” the hotel, and then July 15th, 2004. the lift, at the same When I got back to time I did—just the New York from that two of us, someJohnny Galliher one I’d seen three times in the London trip, in 1998, I told my course of the evening, someone friend Johnny Galliher about

seeing de Rede, knowing that if he wished, he could tell me something about the man that one might not read in the papers or a glossy style magazine. Indeed, my hunch was right, for John knew the baron very well and for a long time. Alexis de Rede, who was a contemporary, a few years younger than Galliher, was born Oskar Dieter von Rosen-

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fueling the skepticism of its or her disease, she died three validity, and followed young weeks later. After the death of the young Alexis Rosenberg throughout boy’s mother, he was sent to his long life. Although on his mother’s Le Rosey, possibly the most side, he was German-Jew- famously exclusive boarding school in Europe ish, the boy was with its long alumbrought up Protesni roster of sons of tant, with his mothroyals, celebrities er, a brother and a and billionaires, sister in a large with a reputation hotel apartment in for preparing their Zurich. For some students for unireason, his father versity. did not live with In 1938, Hitthem, only visiting ler invaded Austria at times, and living Alexis de Rede and the following year, when mainly in Vienna. In 1931, when the boy was Alexis was 17, Oscar von nine, his mother, ill with leu- Rosenberg, suffering unbearkemia, traveled to Vienna to able financial reversals, killed see his father. It was then she himself, leaving his children learned her husband had a with a modest income from a mistress in Paris. Whether it small insurance policy. That was the shock of the revelation same year, a German school-

mate at Le Rosey informed Alexis that he could no longer speak to him because he was a Jew. Alexis’ Protestant upbringing could bring nothing to bear on the private pleasure of bigotry that infects so many of us. Perhaps it was the early loss of his mother, or the staunch ally of youth, but all evidence points to the fact that the boy was naturally clever with a determined consciousness of what he liked and what he dreamed of. He also had the presence of mind to forsake the dangerous situation looming in Europe at the end of the 1930s. With his tiny monthly stipend of about $200 (or about 10 times that in today’s currency), he booked passage on an oceanliner and headed for America to seek his fortune.

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A A few months in New York, and dreams unrealized, the ambitious young man went west to Hollywood where he got a job working in an antique shop in the Melrose district of what is now West Hollywood. Circumstances already hinted at what turned out to be a given: he was homosexual and drawn to men who were older. He was also a striver: in Los Angeles, he soon learned that a European accent gave him a mystique. It implied sophistication and intellect, as well as an attitude about sex far more “live and let live” than the puritanical American code. He befriended among others, Elsie de Wolfe, Lady Mendl, and Salvador Dali, the surrealist. Life in Los Angeles was nevertheless insufficient for the willowy, good-looking well-

dressed boy who would soon of the 20th Century—a friend call himself the baron de Rede. of Sargent, Whistler, Picasso, He returned to New York with Cocteau, Diahgilev and Straits growing population of rich vinsky, among others: Eugenia Europeans fleeing the Nazis, Errazuriz. The meeting of Loand there he remained until afpez-Wilshaw and the young ter the War ended in Europe. One night in a restaurant and ambitious de Rede was fortuitous, made in New York, he so, ironically by an was introduced to American—the noa very rich Chilean torious playboy and named Arturo Loheir to the Woolpez-Wilshaw. Loworth fortune, Jimpez-Wilshaw lived my Donohue. in Paris where he Donohue, who was had a lavishly decalso the first cousin orated house in Jimmy Donahue Neuilly, and was famous for of Barbara Hutton was homohis extravagant costume en- sexual and often outrageously tertainments. He was married so. He later gained fame as to a woman, also a cousin, the “lover” of the Duchess of named Patricia Lopez-Hui- Windsor. Lopez-Wilshaw was ci. Mme. Lopez-Wilshaw also homosexual. This was was also the great-niece of well-known within his set, and the woman who became the shortly before his meeting de greatest patron of modernism Rede, he had been keeping a

handsome and willowy young Englishman named Tony Pawson. Pawson was remarkable for, among other things, his “English complexion,” fair and pink as a poodle, the result, it was said, of his mother constantly waxing his face just as puberty was butting in, so that the postpubescent boy never really had to shave in the morning. As a protégé of Sr. Lopez-Wilshaw, Mr. Pawson was installed in a beautiful Paris apartment in a l’hotel particulier full of 18th-century French furniture worth a king’s ransom, including a bed that was said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette. The l’hotel was said to have an ominous history, once having belonged to a courtier of Louis XVI, and whose head ended up on one of the spikes of the fence by its

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Infuriated by Pawson’s afterwards. At about the same time, Donohue-fueled deception, Lopez-Wilshaw returned Alexis de Rede arrived in to Paris,ordered vans to go Paris in the company of Lady around to the ill-fated l’hotel Mendl, returning from her particulier and empty the wartime exile in California to ungrateful Pawson’s fabulous take up residence once again apartment of all the furniture at her house in Versailles. The days following the dehe’d given him. feat of the Nazis were Except for Marie heady ones in Paris Antoinette’s bed. where many AmeriBy French law, you cans and Europeans cannot take the bed. returned to the chic Meanwhile, social life. back in New York, Arturo Lothe naughty fickle pez-Wilshaw was fellow Donohue said to have ofdropped the milkLady Mendl skinned Tony Pawson and sent fered Alexis de Rede one milhim back to Paris. Pawson lion dollars to come to Paris. arrived only to discover that Whether or not that was true, he’d been relieved of his life it is not known, but the two and livelihood. The shock began a relationship that was on his face when he entered to continue for the rest of his now empty apartment Lopez-Wilshaw’s life. The Lopez-Wilshaws, armed was the talk of Paris for days

with a great fortune derived from guano, which is literally nitrogen derived from fermented batshit—mined from caves the family owned in South America, and turned into fertilizer—lived like royalty. Young de Rede, not quite acceptable to Paris society at first became known for his style. He had exceptionally narrow feet, and had his shoes made for him by a man named Cleverly in London. Soon all of the beau monde in Paris were going over to London to order shoes from Mr. Cleverly that looked as sleek and narrow as de Rede’s. This was an age where the wealth of the very rich stretched to royal proportions in war-torn Europe. The Lopez-Wilshaws and Alexis de Rede became a familiar trio entertain-

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A ing at lavish costume balls in Neuilly, on the Lopez-Wilshaw yacht, La Gaviota, which was decorated by Geoffrey Geffroy, cruising for months at a time all over the Mediterranean and Europe. They were often in Venice at the Grand Hotel, at the Palace, as well as in residence at various rented mansions at the famous watering holes of the era. This was not quite a relationship of a man keeping a wife as well as a lover. Although friends like writer Nancy Mitford referred to de Rede as “La Pompadour de nos jours” and loved calling into question the legitimacy of his title, and Anglo-American diarist Chips Channon referred to him as the “Eugene de Rastignac of modern Paris,” (a reference

to the hero in Balzac’s Pere St. Louis. And although Lopez-Wilshaw continued Goriot ). In very few years, how- to officially maintain his ever, it became known that residence with his wife in Alexis de Rede had what Neuilly, he actually lived much of his time people were rewith de Rede at ferring to as “The the Lambert. Midas Touch.” By the early He had become 1950s, Alexis de active in the manRede was an imagement of the portant influence L o p e z - Wi l s h a w in Paris society. fortune, and was His luncheons and making it even Nancy Mitford dinners at the Hogreater than it was when he first crossed that tel Lambert were legendthreshold. This drew him ary for their cuisine, luxury far more notice than his and décor. No matter who narrow shoes by Cleverly they were, people came and his sartorial style. It away raving about them as brought respect, and awe, incomparable to anything smartly packaged in a kind they’d experienced anywhere with anybody. He le dernier chic. In 1949, the 27 year old was also an early booster baron moved into the mag- of Pierre Cardin and Yves nificent apartment in the St. Laurent, hiring them to l’hotel Lambert on the Ile create costumes for him for

his famous balls. In 1956 for de Rede’s Bal des Tetes, YSL made many of the headdresses for the guests, giving his fledgling career an early and important boost. In 1969, the baron gave his most spectacular evening, the Oriental Ball. The grand staircase of his apartment, said by some to be the grandest ever seen in a private house, was lined with Nubian slaves— scantily clad men bearing torches—with two turbaned “pashas” were ensconced on two enormous papiermâché elephants in the hotel’s courtyard. In 1962, Arturo Lopez-Wilshaw died and left his fortune divided by two —half to his wife Patricia and half to Alexis de Rede. It was after that that de Rede joined Prince Rupert

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became more celebrated in terms of the glitterati with guests such as the then most famous movie stars in the world Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, the pop artist Andy Warhol as well as limousine loads of billionaires, titled European nobility and royalty. Marie-Helene de Rothschild became ill in the 1980s with cancer, severely curtailing the glittering social life of her friend the baron, who devotedly sat vigil through her darkest hours. Although after her death he seemed to some a lonely figure, and indeed, he appeared so to these unknowing eyes that night in London seven years ago, he continued his active social life and entertaining, if indeed on a quieter, less

populated scale. Princess Michael of Kent recalled him visiting London in July 2000 for her son Frederick Windsor’s 21st birthday: “The dress code of ‘Fete Champetre’—I was copying the Louis XIV scheme of entertaining the court in the month of June before Versailles was finished, when he gave wonderful outdoor parties in green, leafy bowers. “Perhaps Alexis, who was a great one for dressing up and had given some of the best fancy dress parties of my life, was feeling shy or unsure about the English, but he came wearing a magnificent turban and brooch and a dazzling cloak, which he clutched the entire night at his neck. I thought he had

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a sore throat, but I discovered he was covering up his black tie dinner suit. He was so afraid to be seen in a dinner jacket when every other man was in 18th-century costume.” Princess Michael also recalled that “When we went to theatre, he would always take a box on the side, and in later years, often fall asleep. When the curtain came down, he would recall the whole play, yet would never admit to having seen it already—or read it. I never could find out how he did it.” By this time, the baron had been having pulmonary problems for which he had been hospitalized. Beginning to feel better he traveled to the south of France to visit his

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A old friend Carmen Saint, the mother of Betty Catroux. After Mme. Saint had served her friend a drink, and seeing that he was comfortably seated, she went to put on some lipstick before going out. It was just at that moment when she heard the tinkling smash of glass on the floor where the baron was sitting with his cocktail. She went in to see what had happened. Still seated upright, the broken glass at his feet, Alexis de Rede had left us for good. Part II. A Long and Fascinating Life on this side of the Atlantic… John Galliher died here in New York “peacefully in his sleep” on December 21, 2002—according to his death notice in the New York Times. He was 88. He was a most unusual person; the likes of

which I’d never met before. Although no stranger to the world known as “Society” in the 20th century, he was the kind of character you’d read about in a novel but never the type you’d ever hope or think to meet. In his world he was an “extra” man, a man of leisure, what some today would refer to—thoroughly inadequately—as a “walker.” I met him in the 1980s at a dinner in Los Angeles at the house of Billy McCarty-Cooper. Our mutual friend, Luis Estevez, had told me beforehand that I was going to meet “the chic-est man” I’d ever known. What did that mean? I can see women as chic, but not so much in the case of men. In person, he was a sophisticated, worldly looking man, of a certain later (early 70s back

then), well-groomed, welldressed although not remarkably, and otherwise courteous, friendly and congenial. We became friends after that dinner, and when I moved back to New York, he’d occasionally invite me to a small luncheon or dinner he’d have at his apartment on East 69th Street (and later on 63rd) when he’d gather six or eight friends for a simple meal (cooked himself) and a lot of talk, often amusing. Although he was never a gossip and always discreet. I soon learned that he’d led a very cosmopolitan life since his early 20s in the 1940s in London, Paris, New York and early on in Beverly Hills. He’d met and known the rich and the famous of the world of that era—now many histori-

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A there was often a smile on his face, or if not, then the obvious promise of one. He was born in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1914, the second son of five children. Of all the children, only his older brother Joseph survived him. The Gallihers were a prominent family of Anglo extraction. He was handsome, from childhood to manhood. He was not tall —about five-nine—but slender, almost slight but sinewy, and with a thick head of curly black hair that turned a white grey in his later years, and bright blue eyes. By the time he was a teenager, the coltishly handsome young man was a favorite of one of Washington’s leading

hostesses, Evalyn Walsh Mc- losing the legendary rock and Lean, the fabled owner of secondly, (or maybe even firstthe Hope Diamond (45.52 ly) he was afraid that its repucarats; estimated value today: tation for bringing tragedy and $200 to 350 million), and her loss would affect him too. After graduation from high daughter, also named Evalyn. He and young Evalyn often school, he took his degree at Lehigh. He served went out together, in Europe during and if the evening the Second World were formal, her War as a naval offimother would often cer with the rank of insist that she wear lieutenant. After the the Hope Diamond. War, he moved to As soon as they were Los Angeles, where away from the house, he shared a house in young Evalyn who Beverly Hills with hated the diamond, Evalyn Walsh McLean Diana Barrymore, would take it off and give to John to put in his pock- daughter of John Barrymore et. The whole transaction, he and Michael Strange (a nom recalled 70 years later, made de plume for Oelrichs). By his early twenties, him very nervous. He was firstly worried about possibly mainly through his early rela-

tionships with the McLeans (young Evalyn committed suicide with an overdose in 1946 and the elder Evalyn lost most of her fortune by then), and with Diana Barrymore, John’s path in life was beginning to take direction. It was on a sidewalk in Beverly Hills, where one day he ran into Lady Mendl, Elsie de Wolfe, whom he’d already known. Learning that he was “new” in town, she asked if there were anyone he’d like to meet. He told her he couldn’t think of anybody, that he’d already met so many. Then he thought of Garbo, already a legend. “That might be difficult,” Lady Mendl said. A few days later, he got a

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A event in those days. The Millers—she was the daughter of investment banker Jules Bache, and he was the famous Broadway producer and theatre manager—brought out movie stars, society, the artists, the writers and theatre folk. Formal and dressy. Forty or fifty would be invited to dinner, complete with Viennese musicians in uniform playing. After dinner, the chairs and tables would be moved away, a hundred more guests would arrive, the band would play and the night would begin. Garbo attended. One year, just before midnight, John encountered her just as she was leaving. “But where are you going to go?” he asked, “It’s not even midnight.” “I think I’m going to go to Times Square,” she whispered languidly in her legendary Swedish accent, “to pick up a sailor.” John, in the recounting,

always burst out in a quick laugh. Garbo’s wit, to make something very simple seem absurd, always amused him. He had a great affinity for just that point of view, often saw it around him, and often had a laugh over it. In 1948, he went to work in Paris for the Marshall Plan and worked out of (if not for) the Department of Protocol in the American Embassy. He was living a charmed life that would remain for the rest of his life. He walked with a brisk, gait, an almost-jaunt, and an almost musical swing to his arms. There was often a smile on his face, and also always the characteristic kindly wrinkles in his brow. He displayed a mature, yet rare talent, the talent for enjoying life. An elegant young man in his mid-thirties, he knew and/or met everybody, from Cocteau and Gertrude Stein to the Windsors, and

everybody in between. There were Rothschilds and Mona von Bismarck (Mrs. Harrison Williams), there was Cole Porter and Elsa Maxwell and Noel Coward and Errol Flynn and Rock Hudson. He dined at Marie Laure Noailles’. All the world was coming to Paris. He was very popular with everyone. He had a kind of luminous notoriety for having a great allure, for being highly desirable in many ways. Not only was he charming, handsome and fun to be with, but he also had a great reputation as a lover. Of both sexes. More than a few reveled in the telling of Diana Barrymore’s famous description of him being “well-bred and well” everything else. He lived in Paris for 15 years in, according to Tony Hail, a “very attractively” decorated apartment on the rue de Burgoyne, which he acquired

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through the assistance of Donald Bloomingdale of the New York department store family. Paris in those days, he recalled years later, was “the best place in the world to be, the most exciting, creative era. Everyone wanted to go there. There were many different sectors of Paris life that one could see.” We can safely assume he saw them all. In the following years, his life took on the pattern of early jetsetters, traveling frequently between Paris, London and New York, with trips to the resorts, to yachts on the Mediterranean, to Mexico, to Jamaica. At one point, he kept the apartment in Paris, a house in London and an apartment in New York. He worked for a time with Hubert de Givenchy at the beginning of his design career. Givenchy did not speak English and John spoke French beautifully. With his linguistic and social


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ity is even rarer in the circles John traveled in most of the time. And because he lived such a long life, he had seen many rise from often humble beginnings right up to the royal tastes they acquired along with the fortunes they accumulated or married into. He’d also seen many fall from grace and, with his incisive sensitivity, he often sympathized. He did not divulge or break Bobby confidences, and he had many to keep. One might learn how he felt about someone or something only by observing his reaction carefully, if he were to laugh, or lower his chin and turn his face away with a wave of the hand—a very characteristic action.

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He was also not one to reveal or express judgment about the private behavior of others. All of that was very “tiresome” and “disagreeable” to him. On the other hand, there was a moment in his Paris days right after the War, when, for reasons of “security” he shared with his superiors his knowledge of an affair the wife of a very important American general was havShort ing with a high ranking married Frenchman. After 15 years of living in Paris, he bought a house in London in Chester Square in the 1960s. In the following years, he bought and re-did several houses, making a tidy sum from the business. It was also known that he was

not a wealthy man, or from a wealthy family, and that he had no apparent employment. This only added to his mystery. While the haute monde and the demimondaine were always in proximity in John Galliher’s world, there were also the worlds of the arts, of the theatre and show business (he loved music and was a very close friend of Lena Horne and Bobby Short, to name only two among many). In the 1980s, he sold his properties in London and consolidated his life to a small but pleasantly appointed apartment on East 69th Street off Madison Avenue. Until his premature death of AIDS in 1991, He often visited his friend Billy McCartyCooper in California. He traveled frequently to visit

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A friends in Europe or the Mediterranean. In later years he made annual trips to see his friend Sybilla Clark in Lyford Cay, or Pat and William Buckley in Gstaad, Beatrix Patino on the Algarve. He’d travel to London two or three times a year to see his friends and to see his tailor, and less occasionally on to Paris to see old friends. Although no one thought of him as a rich man, he was well known to be rich in friends, some of whom bestowed their riches on him. When Billy McCarty-Cooper knew he was dying he settled an annuity of $50,000 a year on John for the rest of his life, in thanks for John’s generous friendship at the begin-

ning of McCarty’s adult life. In New York, as the years accumulated, he remained the ideal extra man. He kept up with the times, always aware of changing tastes, cognizant of the changing crowds and attitudes. He did not suffer fools gladly and did not accommodate rudeness, avoiding both whenever possible, and when not, he removed himself as quickly as possible. Like a lot of people who grow older successfully, he was always interested in the company and the fashions of younger people; so much so that he was never at loss for the company of new people who wanted to be with him, for he continued to fascinate in the

same way he had all his life. He loved cards. It was at the card table that a different side of Johnny Galliher came out. For this man who’d made an art of living a life unfettered by temperament, he hated to lose. Though the games were most often played for money, a penny a point, a dollar a point, and it was never a question of stakes, he simply hated losing. And he could get very angry, openly at his partner if he thought they’d played an especially bad hand. His temper at losing was so out of character that friends easily sloughed it off with a laugh, albeit always remaining cowed by it. In his last few years, he was often seen around New York

attending theatre, movies, opera, ballet. Three times a week he walked the 30 or so blocks from his apartment on East 63rd Street (acquired in the mid 1990s) to the pool in the Asphalt Green on York and 92nd Street, and have an hour’s swim, and then walk back home. Although age had come to John Galliher, the levity of youth remained his. So it came as a surprise to those who knew him, to learn that just before the Christmas holiday, he had been gravely ill. Many were surprised to learn that he left an estate of more than $2 million. It was a long life and he made the most of it with nary a complaint, happily, quietly, and discreetly enjoying it all. ◆

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From left: Sir Tom Stoppard and Sabrina

AS SPEAKER AT a posh dinner given by Jonathan and Jake Goedhuis, the best U.K. wine merchants by far, and attended by many swells including Anthony Mangnall MP, I somehow managed to finish the speech despite having tasted some very good wines beforehand. I nevertheless got lots of mileage from the fact that we Greeks were responsible for inventing the strike—Lysistrata—an act the British unions later on perfected. Ancient Greek women refused to have sex until the men stopped fighting, and the ancient Greek philosopher Taki opined that “F—ing is better than fighting,” thus the first strike 88 QUEST

ever was successful. Ditto homosexuality, I announced: “We Greeks invented it, you Brits perfected it.” It’s fun to be back in London if only for the prevailing sense of humor. Had I said something similar in America, lots of bores and prudes would have taken umbrage and walked out. Two days before the greatest speech since that of Marc Anthony, I attended a wonderful lunch chez les Bismarcks, full of young people who promised me lots of addresses of young women but produced absolutely nothing. Sabrina Stoppard— Sir Tom’s bride, whom I hadn’t seen

in years—and I reminisced about our respective youths. Hers was healthier than mine. But memory is known to play tricks, and mine ain’t what it used to be. I told Sabrina how I first met the great playwright. I was walking with a pretty girl after a party and looking for a cab. A jalopy stopped and a curly-haired gent asked if we needed a ride. I recognized Tom immediately and accepted. I asked him if he’d like to join us for dinner. “I have to babysit,” said the great man. That was some forty years ago. Continuing my tale to his wife was when I got my plays wrong. I was boxing for a Catholic charity

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Guinness; Harrods in London.


TA K I meet when one of the contestants told me he was appearing in Travesties and had to go on before me. This was 1986, but the boxer was appearing in Rosencratz and Guildenstern, an Off Broadway revival, not in Travesties. How do I know for sure? Arki (Lover Boy) Busson was there, and watched me lose a split decision against a semipro. (And Sir Tom can check the year and his bank balance.) As luck would have it, the next day after the Bismarck lunch there was another one, given by Dave Ker in his

Charles Atlas figure that had us all feeling rather envious. He claims he lost the weight through nonstop sex. If true, Arki Busson would look like a concentration camp survivor. Then came the denouement of a great week with the Troubadour concert of the first duke of Bunter but 12th duke of Beaufort. I arrived under the weather and my worried driver was hesitant to drop me until Johnson Somerset, the star attraction’s brother, escorted me inside. Harry Beaufort is the Joe Cocker of the

almost frog-marched down five floors and out of the store. When he demanded to know the reason for this outrage, he was told that he was inappropriately dressed for Harrods. This in a store filled with horrors in shorts and others whose description might be interpreted as racist on my part. What I suspect is that the two bullies were showing off and picked on an easy target, an English gent who was not about to put up a fight. What I find incredible is that an English lord is

From left: A portrait of Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by

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Thomas Lawrence; Arpad “Arki” Busson; Alexander Spencer-Churchill.

St. James’s club. James Marlborough, Bolle Bismarck, Lover Boy, and Charles Churchill’s son were the guests, and our host had strategically placed Arki under the critical eye of the Duke of Wellington, under whose portrait we lunched away. After a couple of bottles of wine I could swear the old Duke was getting angrier and angrier. Arki sat there like a Buddha taking it all in. I have a pretty good idea why the old boy was getting pissed off, but being as discreet as I am, I will keep it to myself. The lunch was gossipy and fun. Dave Ker used to be roly-poly, but in a postprandial pose he showed us his new

upper classes, and while the girls swooned, I even had a quick history lesson with his historian sister Anne. And now I want to touch upon something that I find truly shocking, what took place at Harrods with the aforementioned Lord John Somerset. I have known him forever, as they say, and I am godfather to his daughter Romi, and have never throughout the years ever seen him misbehave in the slightest. Last week, while shopping at Harrods and dressed in jeans and a light-colored jacket, he was waiting to pay for a 500-pound speaker—he works in music—when he was approached by two store heavies and

targeted and publicly embarrassed for absolutely no reason except that he’s white, a gentleman, and someone not about to raise a fuss. If that’s not reverse racism I don’t know what is. My advice to Johnson was to hire a shark lawyer and sue the hell out of Harrods. He declined because people like him don’t sue. But the place better apologize and be quick about it. In the meantime, all of you white Brits out there better be careful. London is becoming like the Bagel, a haven for the wrong types. u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. AUGUST 2022 89


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Fresh Finds BY B RO O K E M U R R AY AND ELIZABETH MEIGHER

OUR ANNUAL August issue always celebrates the “Quest 400”—the best of the social set and of the city we call home. So we called upon some favorite bold-face brands to help get the shopping started.

From Wempe’s BY KIM

Inspired by the brand’s classic

collection, the Blu

Lyford Jersey button down,

Colors Hoops offer the

J.McLaughlin’s Brynn Shirt dress

perfect splash of color

is primed to be an instant

for summer, combining

favorite with soft tailoring and

femininity with coolness.

a flattering wrap belt. $248

$4,515 at wempe.com.

at jmclaughlin.com.

Asprey’s 1781 Pochette in soft purple Ostrich. Available in various colors for $8,750 at asprey.com or at The Asprey Bar (18 Jobs Lane in Southampton, New York). Call 917.985.1170 for more information.

The Oyster Perpetual Datejust is Rolex’s classic feminine watch par excellence, distinguished by its elegance and refinement. Shown here in yellow gold and diamonds, 28 mm. $37,250 at rolex.com.

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Book a trip to Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic this fall. The resort will host a number of activities to delight kids and adults alike such as concerts, a drive-in cinema, art exhibitions, Clay and Wine, museum nights in Altos de Chavon, a petting zoo, and a golf cart decoration contest for Halloween that promise to bring fun and joy to its guests. For more information, visit casadecampo.com.do.

Look “summer chic” in Cartier’s Men’s Mirrored Metal Aviator Sunglasses in golden/grey. $1,245 at bergdorfgoodman.com.

Brunello Cucinelli’s wool suit ($7,825), twill shirt ($550), silk textured stripe tie ($295), silk pocket square ($250), and laced shoes ($1,150). Visit the SoHo boutique at 136 Greene Street or brunellocucinelli.com.

Aged a minimum of eight years in American White Oak barrels, longer aging develops a rich body with velvety smoothness and warming notes of butterscotch, nutmeg and dried apricots for BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho rum. $29.99 at select liquor stores.

Get ready for gala season with Stubbs & Wootton’s Contrast Navy slippers. $575 at stubbsandwootton.com.

In July, the Braman BMW West Palm Beach and Jupiter showrooms hosted the Miami Heat wrapped BMW M3, with customers encouraged to scan a QR code on the car for a chance to win suite tickets to 8 Miami Heat games during the 22/23 season. Visit bramanbmwwpb.com for more information.


With delicate and feminine proportions, LAPIMA’s Carlota Petit sunglasses offer a ’60s visual to make you stand out from the crowd. $505 at us.lapima.com.

These handwoven Wounaan Panama Jacquie Aiche’s assorted tourmaline and turquoise marquise drop stud earrings in 14k

bowls, made from natural palm fiber and organic dyes, are each sold separately. Sizes and colors will vary. Available at shop.jennifergarrigues.com.

rose gold. $9,000 at marissacollections.com.

Decorate your home with this Ceramic Swan, a small swimming figure in glazed white ceramic. $425 at lindahorn.com.

Layered, rich, creamy, and complex, the luscious Beringer Vineyards 2020 Private Reserve Oscar de la Renta’s Sleeveless A-Line Leather dress. $5,690 at oscardelarenta.com

Napa Valley Chardonnay is classically Californian and perfect for a summer sip. $50 at beringer.com.

Inspired by the warmth of a hug and the joy of being together, Acqua di Parma’s new Insieme candle enriches the brand’s home collection. $82 at saksfifthavenue.com.

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Fresh Finds Designed with neck ties that cross Designed by Verdura,

along the front, Johanna Ortiz’s Plantas Marinas midi dress is

the hand-engraved “Leo”

crafted entirely of soft

constellation zodiac disc

silk fabric. $1,650 at

pendant in 18k yellow

modaoperandi.com.

gold is accented by round brilliant-cut diamonds of varying sizes. $7,950 at greenleafcrosby.com.

Etude Winery 2018 Grace Benoist Ranch Estate Carneros Pinot Noir. Rich with complex aromas of red berries, black cherry, and fresh strawberry, this wine showcases earth and spice notes - a hallmark of Grace Benoist Ranch. $47 at etudewines.com.

Ralph Lauren’s Tobey Quilted Throw Blanket features a tonal patchwork pattern created using Double RL shirting fabrics. $1,250 at ralphlauren.com.

Charlotte Kellogg’s linen Barbara Top in Dragon Fruit print ($250) and Classic Cotton Stretch Shorts ($165). Available at charlottekellogg.com.

Looking to add some sunshine chic to your next get-together? Dear Annabelle’s Summer Breeze Place Cards are the perfect addition to any warm-weather tablescape. Set of 24 cards available for $60 at dearannabelle.com. AUGUST 2022 93


GIL WALSH’S COLORFUL CAREER


COURTESY OF GIL WALSH INTERIORS; ANDREW WOOMER

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A dining room designed by Gil Walsh. Opposite page: Gil Walsh in her showroom in West Palm Beach.

AS A LIFELONG student of classic design and a well-known interior designer, Gil Walsh is passionate about her work. Known for her extraordinary eye for color and texture, Gil is a master of expressing her clients’ personal styles through their homes. From private residences, yachts, and country clubs to corporate headquarters and elegant resort hotels, Gil and her team have brought a unique sense of place to distinguished interiors from coast to coast. Gil’s interior design experience stems from her earlier

education in fashion design. While attending Chatham University in Pittsburgh, she designed all the sets and costumes for an avantgarde production of a play written by Pablo Picasso. Creating the sets struck a passionate chord within her, and she sought out the next steps to begin her career in interior design. It was a three-dimensional world that combined her love of fashion, art, and architecture. Gil landed her first job with Irvin & Company in Cleveland, the largest interior design firm between Chicago and New York. AUGUST 2022 95


She was commissioned for her first big design project, as well as working on Arnold Palmer’s private home, and his pavilion at the Laurel Valley Country Club. Over time, Gil’s portfolio of work went from being good to being great. Her biggest honor was being selected to work alongside Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. in 1983 to replicate the design interiors for Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater. Today, she is an active member of the Advisory Committee of Fallingwater. In 2007, Gil made the bold decision to strike out on her own. Her company has successfully evolved into a substantial design firm, noted not only for exquisitely detailed work but also the extraordinary diversity of its projects. Her pride in sharing her knowledge and experience inspired her book, Gil Walsh 96 QUEST

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Interiors, A Case For Color, published in 2016. Last season, her temporary showroom debuted on Palm Beach Island, featuring brands that represent today’s movement of interior design. This season she will be debuting her permanent showroom in West Palm Beach. It will share the building that houses her 5,000 square-foot design studio, and her impressive materials resource library. The highlight of the showroom will be the unveiling of the new Gil Walsh Collection, the private label brand of Gil Walsh Interiors. Printed fabrics, transitional furniture, accessories, art, and hardware will be on display. This debut collection blends traditional design elements with contemporary bringing out its true beauty. u

From above: Fabrics samples for Gil Walsh’s new Pastille Collection; living area designed by Gil Walsh. Opposite page, from above: A living room designed by Gil Walsh; Gil Walsh Collection’s new green bar stools.

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LA CRÉM REOPENS IN BEDFORD

NESTLED IN A 1750s white clapboard farmhouse in Bedford, the iconic La Crémaillère restaurant has been beloved for its French country inspired fine dining for more than 70 years. A stone’s throw from Greenwich, the establishment, which opened in 1948, has been a favorite among diners throughout Westchester and Fairfield County, who visit for its romantic ambiance, fresh produce, and high-quality drinks, earning the restaurant numerous accolades in the food and beverage industry. After shuttering during the pandemic, the hot spot recently reopened after being acquired by businessman and polo player Peter Orthwein, who now co-owns it with the Boies family. “I’ve been dining at La Crémaillère since the early ’80s, and when the opportunity came to save the restaurant from permanently closing, my partner and I jumped at the chance,” said Orthwein. Known as “La Crém” to its regulars, the rustic establishment has a charming and cozy candlelit dining room with hand-painted murals of French countrymen, a leather-clad bar, tabletop linens, and a wood-burning fireplace. Orthwein appointed Chef Thomas Burke to the helm, who is taking a modern approach to traditional French-inspired cuisine, highlighted

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Clockwise from top left: Reserve Wines; a watercolor of La Crémaillère; Rack of Lamb; Niman Ranch 45 day dry aged Ribeye. Opposite page, counterclockwise from top right: Chef Thomas

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Burke; the exterior of La Crémaillère; chef’s amuse-bouche.

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Counterclockwise from above: La Crémaillère’s dining room and sign; Grand Mariner Soufflé; the wood-burning fireplace. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: The French Toast is

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by its seasonal and local ingredients, and paired with an exclusive Reserve wine list. “Our goal is to celebrate our classic reputation but introduce a modern twist with the updated menu,” said Burke. “Our guests can expect dishes such as smoked salmon rillette; braised veal cheek with herb and ricotta gnocchi; Dover sole a la meunière in a caper-brown butter emulsion; Long Island duck breast à l’orange; and Niman Ranch Prime filet mignon but with the option of the most perfect wine in the world to highlight each bite. Along with our service, this feature makes dinner at La Crémaillère a one-of-a-kind experience.” In addition to the menu updates, an outdoor deck for dining and a garden are being installed on the property. Unlike the prepandemic La Crém, jackets are no longer required, but proper attire is recommended. “Our team inherited a long list of regular clientele, so it’s our responsibility to make sure their expectations are still being met while attracting a new generation of customers and appealing to their needs. In addition to an improved gastronomical experience, we’re working on ways to leverage our whimsical interiors and spacious land to create a concept that diners will only enjoy at our restaurant,” said Burke. La Crém is currently upgrading its kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and equipment such as a new Paco Jet, which will allow them to make all ice creams and sorbets in-house. The new and improved restaurant will reopen in late August following the renovation and will operate Wednesdays through Saturdays for dinner, and Sundays for brunch. It recently partnered with Greenwich Polo Club to offer a special three-course prix fixe “Polo Brunch” menu for $65, which can be enjoyed every Sunday through late September. It’s a must-visit institution for a special occasion dinner, or simply for a “Polo Burger” before a 3 p.m. match. The restaurant is gearing up for a busy fall season, when guests can spend chilly nights dining around the fireplace while enjoying a beautiful Autumn menu featuring seasonal ingredients such as local apples, pumpkins, and grains, and hearty dishes such as Braised Veal Cheek with Maitake Mushroom. u MARCH 2015 00


AREN’T YOU MAD YOU HAVE NOT BEEN?

From above: Installation view of Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Alexander Hankin and Andrew Puopolo with Mary Sibande’s The Domba Dance, 2019, at the opening for Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art. Opposite page: Saya Woolfalk, Mindfulness Activated Future Possibility Generator Storage System and Access Point (MAFPGSSAP), 2021. 102 QUEST

YES, I AM ON the Board of Trustees. Yes, I am the Co-Chair of the MAD Luminaries. And yes, I am the best person to tell you all about the Museum of Arts and Design. The museum is located on Columbus Circle, one of the main arteries of Manhattan, connecting East to West, and you must be MAD if you have been missing out. “Since its founding more than 65 years ago, MAD has consistently widened the scope of New York City’s cultural institutions to include creators quite different from those ordinarily seen in a museum. MAD builds on its history of highlighting creators who are redefining what art can do and be, and challenging preconceptions of what makes an object ‘museum-worthy’,” says Tim Rodgers, Nanette L. Laitman Director. This is what has always drawn me to MAD. It’s a unique hands-on approach to connecting with patrons and artists alike, giving the museum a living and breathing quality. It’s the only museum in Manhattan that, on any given day, you can go into it and see art and craft being made live. This is enabled through the Artists in residence program which launched in 2008 and has welcomed dozens of creatives working across various mediums through its doors. Those who have been through the program have gone on to exhibit their work at other prominent museums in Manhattan and beyond. “The Museum of Arts and Design always has been a home for artists who have reimagined and radically subverted traditional craft techniques in search of more authentic self-expression,” says Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design. During her tenure with the museum, Auther has shaped the new vibrancy that is seen in its exhibitions. Currently,

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patrons can be transported to another planet through vibrant alieninspired furniture in Chris Schanck: Off-World, or be dazzled by the first of its kind Flower Craft, which invited six world renowned floral artists to take over the museum for a week with their own breathtaking floral show. Auther is at the helm of all that makes MAD so unique. This fall, MAD will mount Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, the first solo exhibition dedicated to the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower, better known as Machine Dazzle. Auther notes, “In his quest to further queer design, Machine Dazzle demonstrates how costumes have worldmaking capacity, why unorthodox materials have become the preferred way for those outside of majority culture to describe themselves, and the ways in which excess can both transform and transfigure.” And Machine Dazzle is not the only show on MAD’s horizon, with FUNK YOU TOO!, a west coast funk ceramic show, and new exhibitions by the world renowned Judy Chicago also soon to be revealed. This vision and creativity are why I love MAD. I have never been seen or treated as anything but an equal and MAD has allowed me to develop our young patrons program, the Luminaries, to connect our members with both the museum and the community at large. When the pandemic raged, we brought weekly discussions with over 50 artists though our Luminaires Live, which has connected us with artists of the moment including Shantell Martin, Simon Haas, and Niki Haas by bringing them onto our leadership committee, creating onsite and offsite activations with them, and curating a robust Annual Pride Program. It’s rare that an institution invests so much in its future and provides so much leeway to plan it, but this is the kind of place MAD is. Board of Trustee member Barbra Tober put it best, “This is definitely the time that craftsmanship and the joy of making things are totally in fashion… MAD is fascinating audiences with wildly creative and fun objects and costumes for every taste and age. It is a revelation to witness the excitement among the makers and in all of us.” u 10004QQUUE ES ST T

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Installation view of Chris Schanck: Off-World at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Tim Rodgers, Nanette L. Laitman Director (above inset); Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator (below inset). Opposite page, from above: Installation view of Chris Schanck: OffWorld at the Museum of Arts and Design; Timo Weiland, Christina Senia, and Alexander Hankin at the opening for Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art; installation view of Nick Cave works in Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, featuring Soundsuit, 2018 (left), Hustle Coat, 2017 (center), and Soundsuit, 2006 (right).

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MARKET WATCH BY BROOKE MURRAY

DANA KOCH Corcoran Group / 561.379.7718 /dana.koch@corcoran.com

Q: How is the market doing? A: The market has returned to its normal seasonality pace this summer compared to the last 2+ years. We are still dealing with a lack of inventory, which will continue to propel this market. Unfortunately, we are not immune to some of the headwinds (equity market volatility, interest rate hikes, inflation) that everyone is contending with these days, but we are still in a supply and demand world where pricing has held steady. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: For sellers, pricing your property properly is imperative. “Aspirational pricing” might have worked over the last couple of years, but not anymore. The buyers are extremely educated and are willing to pay fair market value for a property, but will not reach for something. The market conditions are dictating this kind of behavior. 106 QUEST

For buyers, if you find something that you are interested in, make a strong offer. We have a major under supply of housing and there is still plenty of demand, so assume there will be competition, especially if the property is priced at today’s market value. If you are looking for value in this market, look for properties that require work. Many buyers are not willing to go through the renovation/building process because of supply chain issues. They want instant gratification and don’t want the hassle of managing a project. In the end, if a buyer does a project, they will be rewarded for their “sweat equity.” Q: Tell us about a listing. A: I have a penthouse at Breakers Row, which doesn’t come along very often. It has the most expansive outdoor terrace that overlooks the ocean and the Breakers golf course. The apartment has ultra high ceilings with three bedrooms plus a staff room and includes a poolside cabana. It’s the ultimate luxury to own a penthouse in such a prestigious building! Asking price is $19,500,000. Q: Anything else you’d like to share? A: Palm Beach has continued to evolve over the last few years. In the past, we were known as a resort town and now we have morphed into a full time residential area. With all of the businesses moving here, we have barely reached the tip of the iceberg. From above: 130 Algoma Road in Palm Beach, Florida, listed for $22,000,000; Dana Koch.

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Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. A: I grew up in the business! My mother (& business partner) Paulette had her own firm, which Corcoran acquired in 2003. We have been working together for almost two decades.


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JAMIE CHILDS

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William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty / 860.501.2110 / jchilds@wpsir.com Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. How did you land at William Pitt Sotheby’s and who are your buyers? A: I have been involved in real estate for 20 years. Split between two firms. Page Taft Christie’s and William Pitt Sotheby’s. I specialize in the second home market for mostly New Yorkers, some international clients and recently full time residents that discovered the area during the pandemic. I represent most of the Connecticut Shoreline from New Haven to Stonington. Guilford, Madison, Essex, Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Old Black Point, East Lyme, Lyme, Mystic, and Stonington. Q: What attracts people to the suburbs? A: The quality of life is hard to top anywhere. We are halfway between Manhattan and Boston. There are interests for all walks of life. Art, music, fine dining, farmer’s markets, nature preserves, equestrian facilities, sailing, boating,

golf, tennis, paddle tennis and plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Q: Describe the current state of the market. A: The market is slowly transitioning from a sellers’ market to more of a buyers’ market. We are seeing more price reductions, listings staying on the market longer and more contingencies in offers. Rising rates and inflation are starting to take hold and are putting certain buyers on the sidelines. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: Heading into the fall market will present some good opportunities for buyers with more inventory coming on the market at lower prices. I would advise sellers to price realistically and not compare today’s market environment to the past two years. Q: Tell us about a listing. A: Blenheim Hall is a magnificent waterfront listing on Selden Creek in Lyme, Connecticut. The property consists of a tennis court, equestrian facility, pool, dock, boathouse, gardens, guesthouse, and privacy. A gem! From above: 76 Joshuatown Road in Lyme, Connecticut, listed for $4,250,000; Jamie Childs. AUGUST 2022 107


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LIZA PULITZER & WHITNEY MCGURK Brown Harris Stevens / 561.310.7919 / wmcgurk@bhsusa.com

Q: Which areas in and around Palm Beach do you represent? A: Our primary focus is in the Town of Palm Beach and the surrounding areas of West Palm Beach as well as Hobe Sound. Q: How is the market doing? A: For the first time since the pandemic began, we are having a “normal” summer season. Therefore, buyers, 108 QUEST

sellers and/or agents are traveling and enjoying some time off. We are finding that people are traveling aboard and are not as focused on the market at the moment. However, we are seeing that when unique and great opportunities become available, there is activity and those properties are going under contract relatively quickly. We are anticipating a strong fall and winter season once buyers get back into town and become more focused on Palm Beach. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: We advise sellers, that even though the market is a little slower than it has been, it’s a great time to list as our inventory is still at an all-time low. If you are contemplating selling, its still a good time as new inventory always receives a lot of interest! For buyers, there are still opportunities out there; one just needs to give it a shot. We never know where a seller is willing to sell now that its summer. Q: Any notable listings? A: We recently listed an oceanfront property in the coveted Northend for $34,900,000. It’s the first time the property has been available for sale in over 50 years. The property has 115’ of oceanfront and is 210’ deep with its own private beach parcel. With over 25,000 square feet of land, this property is a builder’s dream! From above: 1330 North Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, Florida, listed for $34,900,000; Whitney McGurk and Liza Pulitzer.

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Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. A: Collectively, we have over 35 years of experience selling Palm Beach Real Estate. Since we created our partnership, we have been named Brown Harris Steven’s Realtor Team of the Year since 2018. We have consistently received various awards, including BHS’s Top Condo Sale, Top Residential Sale, and Top Commercial Sales since founding our partnership. Additionally, we were both born and raised in Palm Beach so we’ve known the island all our lives and are familiar with just about every house on the island.


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KIRK HENCKELS Compass / 917.291.6700 / kirk.henckels@compass.com

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Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. A: I would rather be lucky than smart and it seems I have been very lucky. First by having been mentored by Edward Lee Cave, where I was President of his firm. And, second, by joining Elizabeth Stribling eight years later as founder of Stribling Private Brokerage for 25 years and her Vice Chairman. My partner, Jennifer Callahan Dickerson, and I have specialized in luxury Pre-war Cooperatives and townhouses on the Upper East and West Sides, especially on Park and Fifth Avenues and Central Park West. Q: Tell me about New York City’s competitive market. A: As of this writing in early July, we are in a waning market, having come off an outrageous bubble in 2021 and early 2022, just like other areas of the country. In addition, the current concern regarding interest rates, inflation, oil prices etc, has the market taking a further pause until everyone’s nerves settle down a bit. The activity in cooperatives continues to be in under $4m market with lots of pied-a-terre purchasers and the

townhouse market seems to be relatively active. We are hoping the gentle waning of the overheated market of 2021 will provide a soft landing without much affect on prices. “Res ipsa loquitur”, or the market speaks for itself. Q: Tell me about a standout listing. A: We have an extraordinarily charming two bedroom flat (pictured above) located in the beautiful Federal George Whitney house cooperative off Park Avenue on the stately East 80th Street. This landmarked house was designed by renowned Cross and Cross and has a grand entrance with a large circular staircase, elevator, five luxurious flats and a live-in super. Occupying the entire second floor, above the famous apartment of the late Mario Buatta, the elevator opens directly into a foyer, from which one enters the beautiful living room with a bay of four windows overlooking the garden and a beautiful fireplace. Also off the foyer, one enters the gallery dining room, which has doors out to the square courtyard terrace. The charming library centers on a fireplace and is a possible third bedroom. Next to it is the guest room with fireplace and an exterior bathroom. The large, gorgeous primary bedroom features a bay of four windows overlooking the garden, a fireplace and a bathroom. The newly renovated kitchen has a window onto the terrace and there is a large storage/mudroom with many closets. From above: The George Whitney House, a two-bedroom + library, at 120 East 80th Street; Kirk Henckels. AUGUST 2022 109


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LESLIE S. MODELL Sotheby’s International Realty / 917.488.5374 / leslies.modell@sothebys.realty Q: Tell me about your background in real estate- what inspired you to become a residential broker? A: I always had a passion for real estate and started my career in 2005. I love meeting new people and experiencing different situations. Everyday is a new learning experience and the longer you’re in it, the more proficient you become.

market. In our market there are up and down cycles, so if you are priced right, you will sell. If an apartment is unique and special, it will sell. Four- to five-bedroom condos with views are moving at a good pace because there is a lack of inventory.

Q: Which areas of Manhattan do you represent? A: I work primarily on the Upper East Side, Midtown and the Upper West Side. But, I never turn away business no matter where it is.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share? A: I consider it a great honor to represent incredible apartments across the city and to assist buyers in acquiring their first home or other buyers to move on and get into their next home. It never gets old.

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Q: Tell us about a listing. A: I have an iconic penthouse at The Chatham Condominium at 181 East 65th Street. Priced to sell! Incredible Central Park West views, multiple terraces, and 22’ceilings! It represents the best of New York!

From above: 181 East 65 Street, Penthouse in New York, New York, listed for $9,975,000; Leslie S. Modell.

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Q: Describe the current state of the market. What are the pros of using a broker? A: The market right now is becoming more of a buyers’

Q: What advice can you offer our readers? A: If you are thinking of buying, look now. There is only one New York and it bounces back stronger and better over time.


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Compass / 203.550.8508 / shelly.tretterlynch@compass.com Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. A: I am well versed in every area of the market but my particular forte is the luxury market space. I have always represented some of the most incredible properties, whether it be waterfront, backcountry estates or new construction in the $10M+ range. I understand what is necessary to market and sell luxury assets. My background in luxury spaces helps me to align the direction that a specific property should be pivoted and marketed in. I am also a member of a curated group of individuals in the Sports & Entertainment Division of Compass. One needs to have discretion and access to different platforms. Q: Which areas in Greenwich do you represent? A: I represent all areas of Greenwich and the luxury real estate areas in all of Connecticut.

Q: Describe the current state of the market. A: We are no longer in a ‘out of control’ marketplace, but the values that Greenwich provides are second to none. Interest rates are still at a reasonable level and the combination of good property values creates strong demand and stability. We are at the lowest inventory that we have experienced in many years. Contracts are still strong. After a long hiatus from traveling, many people are enjoying their summer and trying to focus on family right now. The inquiries are still strong and the expectation is that the later part of the summer the activity level will pick up. For the purchaser who is serious about buying in the next three months, that area of the market is very strong. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: The market is quite different than it was six months ago. Sellers need to realize that buyers have options so price your properties to represent the value and not an inflated price. Buyers need to realize that most sellers in Greenwich do not need to sell. Look at these properties as an investment in your lifestyle. There are no ‘deals’ but rather great opportunities to live in a community that is sophisticated, safe and world renowned. The property taxes are so low in Greenwich. This lifestyle is very difficult to achieve anywhere in the U.S. From above: Robin Hill Farm at 7 John Street in Greenwich, listed for $39,500,000; Shelly Tretter Lynch. AUGUST 2022 111


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ALEXIS MCANDREW Q: Tell me about your background in real estate. A: Real Estate is in my blood. I grew up in Palm Beach, where my mother, Brenda, was in real estate. I remember going to her Open Houses and helping her turn on and off the lights. In those days, you used to have do a lot of mailings; she used to pay my brother and I to lick envelopes for her. In college, I lived in Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard during the summers, and while other friends were getting summer jobs working in stores or scooping ice cream, I always went to the real estate office first to look for a job. In 2004, I started working at Brown Harris Stevens in Manhattan as a top producer’s assistant. I loved it! I was praised by my continuous job-well-done and enjoyed meeting new people every day. I ran around the city showing high-end apartments and townhouses. I also worked on new developments. In 2013, I went out on my own at Stribling and enjoyed running my own business. In 2016, I joined Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, where I have continued to thrive and am proud to be nominated to Gold Circle of Excellence.

ket. In Locust Valley, our market is always a unique market due to the lack of inventory and almost no rentals. With scarce inventory, homes that are move-in condition and priced slightly below market have seen multiple bids, which then leads to over ask sales. Right now, I think you must price homes very carefully. You only have one chance to make a first impression. Mrs. Stribling used to tell us that if a home has been shown over a dozen times and you haven’t received an offer, than it is time to adjust the price. The market will tell you if you are overpriced with no bids or underpriced with multiple bids. Right now, sellers should spend time thinking about choosing the best listing broker for their property, how you market a home matters. I strongly believe in photos, floorplans, videos, and social media ads. My advice for buyers is to be prepared with a pre-approval letter or proof of funds, and to think about all the terms of your offer. If a house is a brand new construction I would think about waiving the inspection or if you know the sellers need more time to find their next home maybe a delayed closing is something that will be valuable.

Q: Describe the current state of the market. A: I would describe the current market as a transitioning mar-

From above: 11 Laurel Lane in Matinecock, New York, listed for

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Q: Tell us about a listing. A: 11 Laurel Lane is a wonderful opportunity to live in Matinecock. This charming six-bedroom center hall Colonial is situated on 2.52 professional landscaped acres with a pool. The home is newly renovated with a sunlit filled living room with a wood burning fireplace that leads to a covered porch for entertaining.

$2,950,000; Alexis McAndrew.

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Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty / 917.750.8939 / alexismcandrew@danielgale.com


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THE MAP TEAM Brown Harris Stevens / 561.282.6886 / pbauer@bhsusa.com

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Q: How did the MAP Team come to be? A: The three of us have been successful individual realtors for over 20 years. We all grew up together in Palm Beach and two years ago decided to join forces to form the MAP Team at Brown Harris Stevens. Our families were in real estate and bought and flipped many houses on the island so between the team, we have worked and lived in most of the wonderful neighborhoods that Palm Beach has to offer. Q: Which areas does the team represent? A: We specialize in Palm Beach and select areas of West Palm Beach as well as Manalapan, Ocean Ridge, Gulf Stream and Delray Beach. Q: Describe the current market. A: A lot of people are curious if the market is slowing down, however, people and businesses continue to flood to Florida. While the market may plateau a bit, inventory is slim, and off market sales are still more prevalent than ever. Prices are high

and desirable listings are selling fast. In addition, developers are building luxury apartments along the water that are selling out quickly. Investors are continuing to improve and build in our area. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: Due to the lack of inventory, if you like something, buy it. What we’ve seen this year is that buyers need to act fast and most things have sold for ask or even over ask. Make sure to get local agents who have knowledge of the area and have access to off market listings. It is still an active seller’s market, so if you’re interested in selling, it is a great time to do so. Q: Tell us about a listing. A: We just sold a terrific property colisted with Ann Summers, for land value at 1265 North Lake Way for $23,000,000 after receiving multiple offers. We have another beautiful house soon to be listed for $12,000,000 in Gulf Stream on almost an acre with high elevation. Please contact us for details. Q: Anything else you’d like to share? A: Palm Beach and West Palm continue to be incredible places to live and work. With schools filling up fast, new restaurants opening, new shops, new and fabulous luxury buildings being built, and all the cultural events that we offer, the community has a strong energy. u From above: 1265 North Lake Way in Palm Beach, Florida; Missy, Alexis, and Peaches of the MAP Team. AUGUST 2022 113


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On August 20th, the Preservation Society of Newport County will host its annual dinner dance at The Breakers. For more information, visit newportmansions.org.

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Nantucket Historical Association will host an Opening Night Cocktail Party to kick off Nantucket by Design. As the NHA’s premier summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging keynote speakers, unique discussions, a partnership with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, a design panel, and more! This year’s theme is a “celebration of home.” For more information, visit nha.org.

in the annual ArtCrush summer gala. Aspen ArtWeek honors those whose creativity and vision have the greatest impact on the field of contemporary art. The annual ArtCrush gala will feature a live auction of incredible contemporary artworks. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit aspenartmuseum.org.

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While the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of the Hamptons’ campus is under construction, the ARF will host its 2022 Bow Wow Meow Ball virtually. The short video will feature happy stories of Wink and Buddy, a local cat and dog who found their happy endings with the

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UJA-Federation of New York will hold its iconic Hamptons Trunk Show at the Bridgehampton Historical Society at 10 a.m. This event will feature 60 vendors selling designer clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more. A percentage of Trunk Show sales proceeds will benefit UJA. For more information, visit ujafedny.org.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will hold a “Gala in Your Garden” format Summer Party. Support directly benefits Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. To be part of this unique summer event where each patron is delivered a fabulous catered meal directly to their home (menu based on level purchased and number of guests served), call Mirella Cameran-Reilly at 631.599.2062 or visit southampton. stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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On August 17th, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its 46th Annual Museum Ball in Saratoga. For more information, call 518.584.0400, ext. 109.

Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s 2022 Southampton Race of Hope to defeat depression will take place at 51 Pond Lane. All Race of Hope events raise awareness and funds for urgent depression research. The 5k (3.1 mile) race route is a beautiful run/walk around Lake Agawam in Southampton, starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants come from all over the tri-state area and beyond,


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The Hampton Classic Horse Show will kick off in Bridgehampton and will take place through September 4th. For more information, visit hamptonclassic.com.

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On August 5th, the Aspen Art Museum will hold its annual ArtCrush summer gala. For more information, visit aspenartmuseum.org. including professional and firsttime runners, walkers, corporate teams, families, and children to unite as a community and raise awareness in the fight to defeat depression. The 1 mile race route is a 1/2 mile out and back on the 5k route. For more information, visit hopefordepression.org.

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The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its 46th Annual Museum Ball in Saratoga. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Museum. For more information, contact mmahoney@racingmuseum.net or call 518.584.0400, ext. 109.

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The Samuel Waxman Research Foundation will hold its first ever kid-created and kid-focused fundraising event. The Kids Cancel Cancer fundraiser at The Club House in East Hampton will be a fun day of arcades, miniature golf, great food, raffle prizes, and more, all for a great cause, raising money to cure pediatric cancers by investing in cutting-edge research. The event will begin at 5 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit waxmancancer.org.

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Guild Hall will hold its annual Summer Gala at Mulford Farm. With lavish décor and exquisite food, this annual benefit brings together the best and the brightest in support of Guild Hall. This unmissable evening will honor philanthropist Kathy Rayner in recognition of her establishment of The Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence program, which offers artist collectives the time and space to research, experiment, and develop new ideas while living on the East End. For more information, visit guildhall.org.

raised and accomplishments made by PCF over the last quartercentury. As distinguished guests and athletes enter the breathtaking Parrish Art Museum terrace, the

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT) will honor Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories collections for Dior, with its 2022 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at its annual luncheon at Lincoln Center. Heralding the arrival of New York Fashion Week, the Couture Council Luncheon benefits MFIT, dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit fitnyc.edu/ couturecouncil.

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The Preservation Society of Newport County will host its annual dinner dance in honor of the Whips at The Breakers. For more information, visit newportmansions.org.

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s (PCF) annual Gala in the Hamptons will take place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. The summer benefit will support the Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament while also commemorating the millions

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will note, this annual issue marks another year when we pause to salute Society’s stalwart individuals who continue to make a difference in the communities and institutions they inhabit and command. Although some wags have bellowed about town that such lists—indeed “society as we once knew it”—are as dead as Ward McAllister’s prized walnuts, Quest prefers the more enlightened view of our editor-in-chief, David Patrick Columbia, who 27 years ago quipped: “Whereas Mrs. Astor’s subjects were distinctly old-family members of old New York, the Quest 400 is distinctly the jet-age family members who can find themselves here, there, and everywhere on any given day.” As Quest’s list has always been more rooted in philanthropy than celebrity, we are provided with an annual opportunity to recognize a handful of these eleemosynary organizations that continue to excel in their remarkably high 116 QUEST

standards of caring, giving and building onto their heritage. Mirroring the tidal ebb and flow of the aformentioned social standings, a few of the once revered “old-line” philanthropies have sadly lost their way, allowing their original missions to be compromised, if not corrupted by their quest (apologies, dear reader!) to post ever bigger numbers and dollar amounts in the endless calcutta of charitable fund-raising. Ahh... one can almost hear Society’s founding forebearers groaning from their graves! Fortunately, there are a number of new altrustic endeavors poised to supercede those once venerable, but now atropic institutions. In last year’s 400 Issue, Quest recognized “The Next Generation of Giving,” tipping our hats to a half dozen fresh-faced charities. The article’s author, pointed out that, with so many charitable causes to choose from, there was absolutely “no excuse for apathy.” We endorse this conclusion and will continue to report on its charitable progress.

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Calder, Donald and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caldwell, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calhoun, Robert and Liza Pulitzer . . . . . Calhoun, Benn and Molly . . . . . . . . . . . . Califano, Joseph Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Callaway, Mrs . David (Brenda) . . . . . . . . Canet, Alejandro and Charlotte Ross . . . Cantor, Iris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caravaggi, Robert and Blaine . . . . . . . . . Carduner, Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carney, Mike and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpenter, Ed and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carson, Bill and Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter, Graydon and Anna Scott . . . . . . Cartter, Jill Warburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cashin, Dick and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Castle, John K . and Marianne . . . . . . . . Castle, John S and Rosanna . . . . . . . . . . . Cave, Edward Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chantecaille, Alexandra and Olivia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapman, Duncan and Barbara . . . . . . . Childs, Jamie and Hannah . . . . . . . . . . . Chisolm, Hugh and Daisy Prince . . . . . . Chopin, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Churchill, Lady Henrietta . . . . . . . . . . . Churchill, Lady Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Churchill, Mrs . Winston (Luce) . . . . . . . Cicognani, Alejandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Alfred and Querube . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Stephanie and Fred . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohane, Heather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, James and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohn, Charles Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colacello, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Denis and Annabelle . . . . . . . Coleman, Denis III and Merideth . . . . . Coleman, Nicholas and Briggs . . . . . . . . Coleman, Timothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Payson and Kim . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Chase and Stephanie . . . . . . . Coleman, Reed and Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . Colhoun, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colley, Brian and Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colley, Bruce and Teresa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collins, Brad and Amy Fine . . . . . . . . . . Collins, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia, David Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . Colwell, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Condon, Cristina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connolly, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connor, Ian and Marina Rust . . . . . . . . .

Connor, Sassy Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conover, Gery and Paula . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook, Everett and Helen Blodgett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooke, Richard and Wendy . . . . . . . . . . Cooper, Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper, Maria and Byron Janis . . . . . . . Corcoran, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cord, Cece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cordish, Reed and Maggie Katz . . . . . . . Corl, James and Krista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cormier, Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Couturier, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cox, Howard and Wendy Bingham . . . . Coyne, Andrew and Mary Ellen . . . . . . . Creel, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creel, Larry and Dana Fentress . . . . . . . Creel, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crespi, Pilar and Steve Robert . . . . . . . . Cullman, Edgar and Ellie . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtin, Jack and Beth Nowers . . . . . . . . Curtis, Curt and Mimi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis, Ashton and Merrill Hanley . . . . . Curtis, Remington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cusack, Ashley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cushing, Mrs . Howard (Nora) . . . . . . . . Cushing, Howard Jr . and Lucia . . . . . . . .

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Damgard, Britty and John . . . . . . . . . . . Dana, Norma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dance, Andrew and Jennifer Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana, Charlie and Posy . . . . . . . . . . . . . David-Weill, Mrs . Michel (Hélène) . . . . Davidson, Marvin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davis, Christina and Richard . . . . . . . . . Davis, Henry and Belle Burden . . . . . . . Davis, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawkins, Pete and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Borchgrave, Mrs . Arnaud (Alexandra) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Bourbon-Parme, Princesse Maria Pia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Cabrol, Milly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

de Caraman, Countess Cristina . . . . . . . de Cuevas, Elizabeth Strong . . . . . . . . . . de Guardiola, Roberto and Joanne . . . . de Koning, Joep and Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . de Kwiatkowski, Lulu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de la Renta, Mrs . Oscar (Annette) . . . . . de Montebello, Philippe and Edith . . . . de Neufville, Thomas and Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Neufville, Peter and Joanna . . . . . . . . de Neufville, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Peyster, Ashton and Anna Mann . . . . de Portago, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Roulet, Lorinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Sayve, Countess Mona . . . . . . . . . . . . de Vogel, Willem and Marion . . . . . . . . . Dean, Thomas and Caroline . . . . . . . . . . Deane, Walter L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desiderio, Arlene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devine, Mrs . Tom (Alix) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devendorf, Alfred and Bonnie . . . . . . . . deWoody, Beth Rudin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . di Bonaventura, Peter and Bridgett . . . . Diamond, Jay and Alexandra . . . . . . . . . Dick, Hilary Limbocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillard, Rodney and Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . Diller, Barry and Diane von Furstenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dodge, Mrs . John (Lore) . . . . . . . . . . . . Donahue, Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donahue, Nevan and Sarah Berner . . . . Donahue, Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donnell, Maureen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donnell, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donnelly, Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donner, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas, Camille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglass, Robert Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dowling, Peter and Deb Willis . . . . . . . Drake, Mrs . Rod (Jacqueline) . . . . . . . . . Drexel, Nicky and Jacqueline Astor . . . . Druckenmiller, Stanley and Fiona . . . . . du Pont, Lauren and Richard . . . . . . . . . Duchin, Peter and Virginia Coleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duenas, Miguel and Vivian . . . . . . . . . . . Duff, Ted and Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duff, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duffy, Jim and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duke, Mrs . Anthony (Luly) . . . . . . . . . . Duke, Randolph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durkes, Richard W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durkin, Charles P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dwyer, D .R . and Priscilla . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2022 121


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Eastman, John and Jodie . . . . . . . . . . . . Eberstadt, Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecclestone, Llwyd and Diana . . . . . . . . . Edwards, Philip and Ali . . . . . . . . . . . . . Egerton, Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eisenhower, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott, Mrs . Osborne (Inger) . . . . . . . . . Ellison, Mrs . Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellwell, David and Christie . . . . . . . . . . . Elson, Ambassador Ed and Susie . . . . . . Embry, Tally and Maggie . . . . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel, Nicholas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ercklentz, Cornelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ertegun, Mrs . Ahmet (Mica) . . . . . . . . . Espy, Peter and Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evans, Mrs . Harold (Tina) . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fairstein, Linda and Michael Goldberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fales-Hill, Susan and Aaron Hill . . . . . . Fallon, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Fanjuls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farias, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farkas, Andrew and Sandi . . . . . . . . . . . Farkas, Jonathan and Somers . . . . . . . . . Farrell, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fay, Sean and Byrdie Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . Fernandez, Luis and Lillian . . . . . . . . . . Fekkai, Frédéric and Shirin von Wulffen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feldman, Mrs . Richard (Diana) . . . . . . . Ferrare, Cristina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ferrer, Molly and Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field, Mrs . Dick (Sky) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field, Nikki and Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . Fine, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finkelstein, Jimmy and Pamela . . . . . . . Firth, Edmée and Nicholas . . . . . . . . . . . Firyal, Princess of Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . Fischer, David and Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . Fisher, Neil and Debbie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fisk, Averell and Kirsten . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitzgerald, Terry and Libby . . . . . . . . . . Flatto, Olivia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floyd, Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flusser, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foley, Tom and Lesley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fomon, Bobby and Jill Fairchild . . . . . . The Forbeses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ford, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ford, Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Forsberg, Lars and Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forsythe, Sabrina Pray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foster, Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foster, Ridgely and Letsy . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank, James and Claiborne Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frantz, Scott and Icy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freedman, Bess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frelinghuysen, Anson and Emma . . . . . Frelinghuysen, George and Nonnie . . . . Frelinghuysen, Peter and Barrett . . . . . . Freund, Hugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frist, Tommy and Julie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frost, Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuchs, Michael J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuller, Gillian Spreckels . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Galesi, Francesco and Marina . . . . . . . . Gammill, Lee and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gandhi, Meera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gardiner, Mrs . Robert (Liz) . . . . . . . . . . Gardiner, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrett, Mrs . Rob (Jacquie) . . . . . . . . . . Garrigues, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gauntt, Jonathan and Samantha . . . . . . Gay, Marion and John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaynor, Vere and Susie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geary, Jack and Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geary, Ted and Olivia Tiernan . . . . . . . . Geddes, Robin and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . Geddes, Max and Missy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Georgescu, Peter and Barbara . . . . . . . . Georgiopoulos, Peter and Kara . . . . . . . Gerry, Ebby and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerschel, Patrick and Elizabeth . . . . . . . Giard, George and Wendell . . . . . . . . . . Gilbert, Mrs . Parker (Gail) . . . . . . . . . . . Gilbertson, Mark F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilligan, Fernanda and Adrian Jess . . . . Gilman, Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilmour, David and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ginnel, Ben and Jaclene . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ginnel, Daniel and Kathleen . . . . . . . . . Giordano, Mark and Sallie . . . . . . . . . . . Giuliani, Rudy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giuliani, Judith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Givner, Colt and Pamela Fiori . . . . . . . .

Glantz, Alexander and Kirsten . . . . . . . . Glascock, Steve and Barbara . . . . . . . . . Glass, John and Martha . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Goelets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldsmith, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldworm, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goodale, Jim and Toni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goodman, Chris and Julia . . . . . . . . . . . Goodrich, Jock and Buttons . . . . . . . . . . Gordon, Ellery and Marjorie Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goss, Jared duPont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gotbaum, Mrs . Victor (Betsy) . . . . . . . . Gould, Mrs . George (Darcy) . . . . . . . . . Grace, Jack and Sherri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graev, Larry and Lorna . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham, Mrs . Ian (Ellen) . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham, Cathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grassi, Mrs . Temple (Ellie) . . . . . . . . . . . Grauer, Peter and Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory, Peter and Jamee . . . . . . . . . . . . Grunwald, Mrs . Henry (Louise) . . . . . . . Gruss, Martin and Audrey . . . . . . . . . . . Gruss, Josh and Jessica Siebel . . . . . . . . Gruss, Shoshanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guare, John and Adele Chatfield-Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Billy and Shelley . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Jimmy and Kate . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Marjorie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Mrs . Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Bingo, Phoebe and Tantivy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guernsey, Tony and Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guerrand-Hermès, Valesca . . . . . . . . . . . Guerrini-Maraldi, Antoinette and Hans Kurtiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Cornelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Mrs . Freddie (Carole) . . . . . . . . . Guest, Lisa Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guettel, Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gugelmann, Zani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gumprecht, Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . Gumprecht, Ian and Aileen . . . . . . . . . . Gund, Agnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gunther, Jack D . Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gurley, George and Hilary Heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gustin, Andrew and Braken . . . . . . . . . . Gutfreund, Mrs . John (Susan) . . . . . . . . Guthrie, Randolph and Bea . . . . . . . . . . Gutierrez, Lourdes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gwathmey, Bette Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2022 123


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Hackett, Mrs. Monte (Mayme). . . . . . . . Hackley, Maria and Sherlock . . . . . . . . . Haden-Guest, Anthony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halberstam, Julia and Ryan Harvey . . . . Hall, Curt O. “Chip” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halstead, Clark and Hilary. . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton, Matt and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton, Ted and Christy . . . . . . . . . . . Hamm, Mrs. William (Candy) . . . . . . . . Hampton, Mrs. Mark (Duane) . . . . . . . . Hampton, Kate and David Breithbarth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanley, Dan and Denise . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanley, Allie and Charlie Crocker . . . . . Hardwick, Bob and Beth . . . . . . . . . . . . Harpel, James W. and Judy Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harris, Mrs. Ira (Nicki). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harris, Patti and Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison, Bill and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison, Mai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison, Walter and Ann Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hartington, Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hathaway, Philips “Pete” . . . . . . . . . . . . Hawks, Kitty and Joe Leiderman . . . . . . Hay, R. Couri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayman, Gale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayward, Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayward, Frances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearst, Amanda and Joachim Ronning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearst, Anne and Jay McInerney . . . . . . Hearst, Patricia and Jamie Figg . . . . . . . Hearst-Shaw, Gillian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearst-Shaw, Lydia and Chris Hardwick . . . . . . . . . . . . Heinz, Chris and Sasha Lewis . . . . . . . . Held, Jim and Kenn Karakul . . . . . . . . . Henckels, Kirk and Fernanda Kellogg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hendrickson, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herrera, Reinaldo and Carolina . . . . . . . Hess, Marlene and James Zirin . . . . . . . Heyman, Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickox, Chat and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hicks, Kim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hidalgo, David and Mary Ann Tighe . . Hill, Tom and Janine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hilliard, Landon and Kiwi . . . . . . . . . . .

Hilliard, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hilson, Gail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hinman, George and Emilie . . . . . . . . . Hirsch, Caroline and Andrew Fox. . . . . Hirsch, Jeffrey and Danielle . . . . . . . . . . Hitz, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoadley, Amy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoagland, Jim and Jane Hitchcock . . . . Hobbs, Fritz and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hobbs, Nick and Ashley. . . . . . . . . . . . . Hogan, Michael and Margot. . . . . . . . . . Hoge, Jim and Casey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoge, Sharon King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoge, Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hormats, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horn, Linda and Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horn, Stoddard and Leslie . . . . . . . . . . Horvitz, Michael and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . The Houghtons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hovey, Chandler and Valerie Urry . . . . . Hovnanian, Ara and Rachel . . . . . . . . . . Howard, Pamela and Wynn Laffey . . . . Howard, Philip and Alexandra . . . . . . . Howard-Potter, Jake and Erica . . . . . . . Howe, David and Ritchey. . . . . . . . . . . . Hoyt, Tony and Mark Daniels. . . . . . . . . Hubbard, Bill and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . Hufty, Page Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Husain, Fazle and Blair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hussein, Her Majesty Queen Noor . . . . Husted, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hutchins, Winston and Diane . . . . . . . . Hutton, Punch and John Hodges . . . . .

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Jagger, Bianca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James, Mrs. Bob (Anne) . . . . . . . . . . . . . James, Tony and Aimee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janjigian, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janklow, Mrs. Mort (Linda) . . . . . . . . . . Janney, Stuart III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Javits, Eric Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennings, Mitch and Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Charles and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Ellie and Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Jamie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Richard and Sessa von Richthofen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Ambassador Woody and Suzanne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnstone, Bob and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones, Ann Dexter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan, Mrs. Vernon (Ann). . . . . . . . . . . Jordan, Jerry and Darlene. . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph, Ken and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph, Wendy and Jeffrey Ravetch . . . . Jurdem, Ann and Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Kan, Yu-Sai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kanavos, Paul and Dayssi . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaplan, Ed and Nathalie Gerschel. . . . . Kargman, Harry and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kassimir, Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufman, Mrs. George (Mariana) . . . . . Kean, Roy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keating, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeler, Alexander and Gail . . . . . . . . . . Keith, Jayne Teagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keller, David and Avery . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kellogg, Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kellogg, Chris and Vicki. . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly, Ray and Veronica . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kemble, Celerie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kemble, Phoebe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kempner, Tom and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy, Mrs. Michael (Eleanora). . . . . Kessler, Howard and Michele. . . . . . . . . Khosrovani, Hashem and Kate. . . . . . . . Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Stuart (Meg). . . . . . . . Kissinger, Henry and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . Kivlan, Elizabeth Ann Stribling and Rebecca Cleary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Klopp, John and Karen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2022 125


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Around the World in 80 Days, renting out Madison Square Garden 2. Approximately 18,000 guests were in attendance 3. Todd’s wife, Elizabeth Taylor, cut an 11-foot cake 4. Steve Allen and wife Jayne Meadows 5. Todd (who used the whistle to cue the orchestra) with emcee George Jessel 6. Feathered Marchers, a 45-piece band from Philadelphia’s Mummers club, was one of 24 bands and two orchestras that performed that evening

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Knechtel, Tom and Kerith Davies . . . . . Kneisel, Bill and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Koch, Dana and Jessica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Koch, Mrs. David (Julia). . . . . . . . . . . . . Koch, Paulette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Koch, Bill and Bridget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kopelman, Arie and Coco . . . . . . . . . . . Korte, Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kosner, Ed and Julie Baumgold . . . . . . . Kotur, Alexandra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kovner, Michael and Jean Doyen de Montaillou . . . . . . . Kravis, Henry and Marie-Josée. . . . . . . . Krieger, Stephanie and Brian Stewart . . Krusen, Will and Elizabeth. . . . . . . . . . . Krusen, Charlie and Kristen . . . . . . . . . .

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Laffont, Philippe and Ana Diez . . . . . . . Lamphere, Lucy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Landrigan, Ward and Judith. . . . . . . . . . Langenberg, Margo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langham, Keith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lansing, Mrs. Gerrit (Sydie). . . . . . . . . . Lansing, Sims. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lansing, Gerrit and Patricia . . . . . . . . . . Lapham, Lewis H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lapham, Andrew and Caroline . . . . . . . Lapham, Winston P. and Jennifer. . . . . . Larner, Lionel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Latham, Aaron and Leslie Stahl . . . . . . . Lauder, Jane and Kevin Warsh. . . . . . . . Lauder, Leonard and Judith . . . . . . . . . . Lauder, Ronald and Jo Carole . . . . . . . . Lauren, Ralph and Ricky . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren, David and Lauren Bush . . . . . . Lauren, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence, Jeanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leach, Chris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leach, Howard and Gretchen . . . . . . . . LeConey, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leatherman, Bill and Elizabeth . . . . . . . Leeds, Thomas and Heather. . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Denise and John Colicchio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Richard and Karen . . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Francine and Richard Friedberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Jamie and Caroline Bierbaum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Harrison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Bobby and Ivey Day. . . . . . . . . . .

Leidy, Page and Courtney. . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Christopher and Cayla Jean. . . . . Leidy, Francie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leone, Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lesesne, Cap and Briana. . . . . . . . . . . . . L’Esperance, Ros and Fran . . . . . . . . . . . Leventhal, Natalie Leeds . . . . . . . . . . . . Leviant, Sasha and Jeanne . . . . . . . . . . . Lewis, Memrie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberman, Bobby and Barbara . . . . . . . . Lickle, Mrs. Bill (Renee) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liebman, Pamela. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Limbocker, Derek and Nicole . . . . . . . . Lindemann, Mrs. George (Frayda) . . . . Lindemann, Elizabeth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindstrom, Pia and John Carley. . . . . . . Lloyd, Ewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loeb, Sharon and John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long, Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long, William Ivey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorber, Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorber, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loring, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lufkin, Dan and Adrienne . . . . . . . . . . . Luter, Joe and Karin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyden, Peter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynch, Shelly Tretter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MacGuire, Jamie and Michelle Coppedge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MacGuire, Peter and Becky . . . . . . . . . . MacGuire, Pierce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MacGuire, Kevin and Sally. . . . . . . . . . . Mack, Andrew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mack, Ambassador Earle and Carol . . . Mack, Schuyler and Benjamin Chan . . . MacRae, Cameron and Ann . . . . . . . . . . Maddock, Charlie and Caroline . . . . . . . Maddock, Jay and Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maddock, Locke and Lily. . . . . . . . . . . . Magrino, Susan and Jim Dunning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mahoney, Mrs. David (Hillie). . . . . . . . . Malloy, Tim and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Mangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Manice, John and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manice, Peter and Celeste . . . . . . . . . . . Manice, Christopher and Elizabeth . . . . Manning, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marchessini, Alexander and Genevieve Faure . . . . . . . . . . . Mariner, Marion and Michael Heed. . . . Marino, Peter and Jane Trapnell . . . . . . Marron, Mrs. Donald (Catie) . . . . . . . . . Martinez, Roman and Helena. . . . . . . . . Maschmeyer, Troy and Debby . . . . . . . . Mason, Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Masson, Charles Jr. and Cristina . . . . . . Mauran, Lousie K.S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maxey, Talbott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May, Mrs. Anthony (Karen) . . . . . . . . . . Mazor, Boaz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mazzola, Alison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McAndrew, Timothy and Alexis van der Mije. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McBean, Edith and Hank Lowenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCarty, Michael and Kim. . . . . . . . . . . McCarty, Michael R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCarthy, Brian and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . McCloskey, Michael and Holly. . . . . . . . McCloy, John and Laura. . . . . . . . . . . . . McCloy, Rush and Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . McDonough, Michael and Pandy . . . . . McFadden, Cynthia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McFadden, Mary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGrath, Tom and Diahn . . . . . . . . . . . McGurk, Whitney and Ashley Ludlow . McHenry, Barnabas and Bannie. . . . . . . McIlvane, Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McKnight, Bill and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . McLaughlin, Barbara and Kevin . . . . . . McMakin, Leigh and Mimi. . . . . . . . . . . McMillen, Earl and Elizabeth. . . . . . . . . McMullan, Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McPherson, Stephen and Tina . . . . . . . . McSweeney, Thayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McWilliams, Heidi and Tom . . . . . . . . . Meehan, Michael and Dee de Ganay . . . Meier, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meiland, Lisa and Andy Martin . . . . . . . Meister, Todd and Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mejia, Alberto and Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . Mejia, Alexander and Justine . . . . . . . . . Melhado, Mrs. Frederick (Virginia) . . . . Melwani, Anjali and Prakash . . . . . . . . . Mercer, Dabney and Tinsley . . . . . . . . . . Merck, Laddie and Dede . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2022 129


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Mettler, Mr. John W. II (Speedy) . . . . . . Meyer, Blair and Eliza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michaels, Sam and Anita . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince Michel of Yugoslavia . . . . . . . . . . Michener, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middleton, Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Millard, Craig and Michelle . . . . . . . . . . Millard, Peter and Polly Espy. . . . . . . . . Miller, Courtland and Gina . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Don and Muffy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Leverett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Whitney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milliken, Mrs. Minot (Armene) . . . . . . . Miniter, Sylvester and Gillian . . . . . . . . . Missett, Joe and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mohr, Ian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moinian, Joe and Nazee . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monell, Ambrose and Lili. . . . . . . . . . . . Monell, Ned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monn, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moore, Danielle Hickox . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moore, George and Calvert . . . . . . . . . . Moore, Mrs. George (Kathie). . . . . . . . . Moore, Peggy and Dudley . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan, Alfred and Virginia . . . . . . . . . Morgan, Sue and Harry . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morris, Chappy and Melissa. . . . . . . . . . Morrison, Ham and Mimi van Wyck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Mortimers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mowinckel, John and Cheryl . . . . . . . . . Mowinckel, Nino and Carol . . . . . . . . . . Mulroney, The Hon. Brian and Mila . . . Murdoch, Rupert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murdock, Pamela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murphy, Hebe Dowling and John . . . . . Murray, Mrs. John (Nancy). . . . . . . . . . . Murray, Stephen and Muffie. . . . . . . . . . Musso, Carlos and Carolina Latour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musso, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musso, Lucy Nielsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Nederlander, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nemy, Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nesbit, Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Newhouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ney, Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas, Nick and Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicklas, Brent and Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . Nievera, Mario and Travis Howe . . . . . .

Prince Nikolaos of Greece . . . . . . . . . . . Nitze, Bill and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nitze, Peter and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Fernanda and Mark Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Fernanda Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Eugenie and Nicholas Goodman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Ellen and Tris Deery . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Jacques and Anne . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Eliza and Blake Davis . . . . . Nordeman, John and Kay. . . . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Landon and Shannon . . . . . Norwich, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nye, Richard and Francesca . . . . . . . . . .

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Pachios, Chris and Allyson Ross . . . . . . Paduano, Daniel and Nancy. . . . . . . . . . Page, Blakely and Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . . Pahlavi, Pari-Sima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pakula, Mrs. Alan (Hannah). . . . . . . . . . Palermo, Olivia and Johannes Huebl. . . Paley, Jeff and Valerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Palitz, Anka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pannill, Mrs. William (Kit) . . . . . . . . . . . Papachristidis, Alex and Scott Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Papageorgiou, Pavlos and Alexa Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Papanicolaou, Alexandra and Edward Shaheen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Papanicolaou, Nick Jr. and Corina. . . . . Pardoe, Ted and Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricof, Alan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pattee, Gordon and Dailey . . . . . . . . . . . Paull, Harold and Joanne . . . . . . . . . . . . Paulson, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince Pavlos and Marie Chantal . . . . . . Peabody, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearson, Kevin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedroso, Alina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peek, Jeff and Liz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pell, Haven and Simmy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pell, Peter J. Jr. and Tice Burke . . . . . . . Pendergast, Patrick and Sarah . . . . . . . . Pennoyer, Peter and Katie Ridder . . . . . Perkin, Mrs. Richard (Leslie) . . . . . . . . . Perkin, Thorne and Tatiana . . . . . . . . . . Perry, Betsy Freund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perry, Richard and Lisa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perry, Samantha and James David . . . . . Peterson, Holly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petito, Frank and Beatrix . . . . . . . . . . . . Petroff, Di and Dr. Steven Butensky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peyrelongue, Guy and Sarah . . . . . . . . . Pfeifer, Chuck and Lisa Crosby . . . . . . . Pfeifle, Jeffrey and David Granville . . . . Pfeifler, Brian and Emilia . . . . . . . . . . . . Phillips, Sallie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Phippses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pickett, Brett and Nicole Hanley . . . . . . Pickett, John and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pickett, John O. III and KC . . . . . . . . . . Picotte, Michael and Margi . . . . . . . . . . Pileggi, Nick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilkington, Robert and Helen . . . . . . . . Pitt, Pauline Baker and Jerry Seay . . . . . Pittman, Robert and Veronique . . . . . . . Plimpton, Mrs. George (Sarah) . . . . . . . Plimpton, Taylor and Lizzy Eggers . . . . Pomerantz, Ernest and Marie Brenner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ponton, Dan and Stephane Castoriano.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Posen, Zac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power, Jim and Tina Fanjul . . . . . . . . . . Price, Peter and Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince, Mrs. Frederick (Diana) . . . . . . . Prounis, Kathy and Othon . . . . . . . . . . . Purcell, Tom and Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . Putnam, Bambi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, John and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, John and Melinda Mettler . . . . . . AUGUST 2022 131


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Quartucci, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quasha, Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Chris and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Mary and Jim Daras . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Tricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quinn, Piper and Sara Groff . . . . . . . . . Quinn, Thomas Sr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rosenthal, Shirley Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosenwald, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosita, Duchess of Marlborough . . . . . . Ross, Burke and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross, Wilbur and Hilary Geary . . . . . . . Rosselli, John and Bunny Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rothschild, James and Nicky Hilton . . . Rowley, Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royce, Chuck and Deborah . . . . . . . . . . Royall, John and Céliane . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rudin, William and Ophelia . . . . . . . . . . Rumbough, Mrs . Stanley (Janna) . . . . . . Rutherfurd, Guy and Daisy . . . . . . . . . . Rutherfurd, Winthrop and Mary . . . . . . Ruttenberg, Eric and Perri Peltz . . . . . . Ryan, Baird and Alexia Hamm . . . . . . . . Ryan, Allen IV and Christa . . . . . . . . . . .

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Schulhof, Jonathan and K .K . . . . . . . . . . Schwarzman, Stephen and Christine . . . Schwarzman, Teddy and Ellen Zajac . . . Scott, Megan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scribner, Charlie and Ritchie . . . . . . . . . Scully, Mrs . Dennis (Nancy) . . . . . . . . . . Shaw, Claude and Lara Meiland . . . . . . . Sherrill, Steve and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Mrs . Frank (Didi) . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Mrs . Jerry (Maury) . . . . . . . . . . Shnayerson, Gayfryd and Michael . . . . . Shuman, Fred and Stephanie . . . . . . . . . Shuman, Stan and Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . . Sidamon-Eristoff, Anne and . . . . . . . . . Constantine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siegel, Herb and Jeanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siegal, Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simmons, Brian and Julie . . . . . . . . . . . . Simonds, Talbott and Carter . . . . . . . . . Singer, Mortimer and Amy Sykes . . . . . . Singer, Oliver and Elizabeth Pyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sitrick, James and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slonem, Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Mrs . Earl E .T . (Lesly) . . . . . . . . . Smith, Earl Jr . and Tatiana . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Emily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Mrs . Page (Jayne) . . . . . . . . . . . . Snow, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snyder, Jay and Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snyder, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sondes, Sharon and Geoffrey Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soper, Jared and Linda Lane . . . . . . . . . Soros, Mrs . Paul (Daisy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . South, Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spahn, Steve and Connie . . . . . . . . . . . . Spahn, Kirk and Jennifer Alden . . . . . . . Spalding, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speer, Ramsey C . and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stark, Andrea and John . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stark, Candice and Steven . . . . . . . . . . . Steele, Bob and Gillian . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Jonathan and Maria Bartiromo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Kathryn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Michael and Joan . . . . . . . . . . Steinbrech, Doug and Jeff Sharp . . . . . . Steinhart, Percy III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stenbeck, Hugo and Sophie . . . . . . . . . . Stephaich, Lousie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2022 133


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1. Bronson van Wyck and Mimi van Wyck 2. Bettina Prentice 3. Candice Bergen and Chloe Malle 4. Grace Fuller 5. Euan Rellie and Jeff Klein 6. Flo Rida 7. Eleanor Ylvisaker 8. Julia Koch 9. Tamara Mellon and Michael Ovitz 10. Celerie Kemble

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Stephenson, George and Shelia . . . . . . . Stern, Leonard and Allison . . . . . . . . . . . Stevenson, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart, Martha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart, Serena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stoddard, Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stokes, Ben and Asia Baker . . . . . . . . . . Stokes, Stephanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stover, Jamie and Ellie Berlin . . . . . . . . . Stroh, Whitney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strong, Marianne (Mimi) . . . . . . . . . . . . Stubbs, Michael and Ronnie . . . . . . . . . . Stubgen, Patrick and Dana . . . . . . . . . . . Suarez, Raul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sullivan, John and Nonie . . . . . . . . . . . . Summers, Peter and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . Surtees, Willie and Pam . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sutton, Kelso and Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swenson, Ed and Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swid, Stephen and Nan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sykes, James W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tadini, Luigi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talese, Gay and Nan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tally, Kari and Luka Siminiati . . . . . . . . Tarr, Jeff and Patsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Felicia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Rhetta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Topsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Zach and Missie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry, Walter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teryazos, Chris and Bellinda . . . . . . . . . Theodoracopulos, Harry and Gail . . . . . Theodoracopulos, Taki and Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theodoracopulos, Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Andrew and Kathy . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Patrick and Rachel Peters . . . . Thomas, Rich and Tamie Peters . . . . . . . Thorne, Brink and Mazie Cox . . . . . . . . Thorne, Oakleigh and Jacqueline . . . . . . Tighe, Aaron and Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Tisches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tober, Mrs . Donald (Barbara) . . . . . . . . Tomenson, Walter and Virginia . . . . . . . Tompkins, Evelyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tower, Harry and Hilary . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tower, Whitney Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Townsend, Chuck and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . Traglio, Carlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traina, Trevor and Alexis . . . . . . . . . . .

Trump, Donald and Melania . . . . . . . . . Trump, Blaine and Steve Simon . . . . . . . Tuckerman, Mrs . Roger (Edith) . . . . . . . Twombly, Alessandro and Soledad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ulmann, Mrs . Edward F . (Priscilla) . . . . Unterberg, Ann and Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . Uzielli, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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van Amerongen, Lewis and Diane . . . . . Van Pelt, Mary and Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . van Rensselaer, Kiliaen and Shaina . . . . . van Schaack, Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . van Wyck, Bronson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vanden Heuvel, Mrs . William (Melinda) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt, Jean Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vartanian, Annabel and Andrew Jeffries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vecellio, Leo and Kathryn . . . . . . . . . . . Veronis, Mrs . John (Lauren) . . . . . . . . . . Vietor, Mrs . David (Nancy) . . . . . . . . . . Vittadini, Gianluigi and Adrienne . . . . . von Auersperg, Alex and Nancy . . . . . . von Bidder, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . von der Goltz, Andreas and Elizabeth . . von Stade, Skiddy and Elizabeth . . . . . .

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Waldin, Erik and Casey Cook . . . . . . . . Walker, Darren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waller, Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walsh, Gil and Johnny Johnston . . . . . . Warburton, Mrs . Barclay “Tim” (Julia) . . . . Ward, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Miner H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Philip and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Philip W . Jr . and Carolyn . . . . . Warner, Christina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Patsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren, Catharine and Bradley Geist . . Waterman, Mrs . Richard (Lis) . . . . . . . . Wathne, Thorunn, Soffia, and Berge . . . Wattleton, Faye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Webster, Joe and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webster, Peter and Martha . . . . . . . . . . . Weekes, Chris and Lilly Bunn . . . . . . . . Weill, Sanford and Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weintraub, Ronald and Harriet . . . . . . . Weld, William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wellner, Karl and Deborah Norville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wenner, Jann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wetenhall, Andrew and Sarah . . . . . . . . Weymouth, Lally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wheeler, Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitehead, Mrs . John (Cynthia) . . . . . . Whitney, Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilkie, Angus and Len Morgan . . . . . . . Wilkie, Rich and Steven Stolman . . . . . . Williams, Gene and Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmot, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson, Kevin and Alexandra Wilkis . . . Wilson, Kendrick R . III and Ann Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson, Jay and Stephanie . . . . . . . . . . . Wintour, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wister, Mrs . William (Diana) . . . . . . . . . Witmer, Michel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolf, Christopher and Lise Honoré . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolfe, Mrs . Tom (Sheila) . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolff, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolff, Peter I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woods, Ward Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyatt, Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyser-Pratte, Vivian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Yealland, Mrs . Daniel (Liska) . . . . . . . . . Ylvisaker, Jon and Eleanor . . . . . . . . . . . Yorke, A . Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Zacharias, Tom and Clelia . . . . . . . . . . . Zeckendorf, Arthur and Connie . . . . . . . Zeckendorf, Will and Laura . . . . . . . . . . Zenko, John and Jere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zenko, Starrett and Petter Ringbom . . . Zilkha, Bettina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zilkha, Mrs . Ezra (Cecile) . . . . . . . . . . . . Zinterhofer, Eric and Aerin Lauder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zoullas, Sophocles and Silvia . . . . . . . . Zug, James W . Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2022 135


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Albright, Madeline . . . . . . . . . Aldrich, Nelson Jr . . . . . . . . . . Alexander, Clifford L . . . . . . . . Angell, Roger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonini, Marion H . . . . . . . . . Araskog, Rand . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auchincloss, Judith Haskell . . Austell, Robert Rhett Jr . . . . . .

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Barlett, Paul H . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baron, Martin Jay . . . . . . . . . . Beekman, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . Billingsley, Hobie . . . . . . . . . . Blinken, Melinda . . . . . . . . . . Bostwick, “Pete” . . . . . . . . . . . Brandenburg, Gary . . . . . . . . . Brinn, Mildred . . . . . . . . . . . . . Browne, Abigail Adams . . . . . Buckley, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . Bullock, Charles Seymour . . . Burns, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Byers, Buckley Morris Jr . . . . .

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Califano, Hilary . . . . . . . . . . . . Cerutti, Nino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Close, Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connolly, Ingrid . . . . . . . . . . .

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Dahl, Arlene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey, Thomas Jr . . . . . . . . . . . Didion, Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillard, Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . DiMaggio, Emily . . . . . . . . . . . Dole, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 QUEST

Donahue, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . Donnelley, Thorne . . . . . . . .

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Eden, Clarissa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embry, Tally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Epstein, Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . . Erdmann, Blakeslee . . . . . . . . .

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Farry, Donald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fawcett, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . Ferrer, Jimmy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fortunoff, Helene . . . . . . . . . . Francis, Emile . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frelinghuysen, Peter . . . . . . . .

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Geer, John Farr . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilbert, Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldsmith, Gerry . . . . . . . . . . Goodnough, Sallie Ann . . . . . Goulandris, Peter . . . . . . . . . . Gould, George . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grassi, Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graves, Eleanor . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregorian, Vartan . . . . . . . . . .

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Hackett, Monte . . . . . . . . . . . . Halstead, Dirck . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamm, Elisabeth Cord . . . . . Harding, Edward . . . . . . . . . . Harris, J .Ira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hatch, Orrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hawkins, Ashton . . . . . . . . . . Hoadley, Thomas . . . . . . . . . .

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Powell, Colin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pryor, Louis Cowes . . . . . . . . . .

James, Robert L . . . . . . . . . . . Janklow, Mort . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan, Vernon . . . . . . . . . . .

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Knott, David Mabon . . . . . . Knowlton, Hugh Jr . . . . . . . .

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Leo, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L’Esperance, Francis Jr . . . . . Lickle, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linclau, Jean Reynolds . . . . . Loverro, Isabella R . . . . . . . .

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Madden, John . . . . . . . . . . . . Marvin, Leslie Morgan . . . . . Maynard, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . McGuirk, Terrence . . . . . . . . Menges, Carl . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mirabella, Grace . . . . . . . . . . Moore, Kenny . . . . . . . . . . . . Morse, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . Mugler, Thierry . . . . . . . . . . .

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Neary, Jimmy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nesmith, Michael . . . . . . . . . Neuwirth, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Pearman, Jeannie . . . . . . . . . Poitier, Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . Poor, Devon McDermott . . . Porterfield, Christopher . . . .

Reid, Harry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rickel, Annette Urso . . . . . . . .

Schuler, Elizabeth Anne Locke . . Shnayerson, Robert . . . . . . . . . Schwarz, H . Marshall . . . . . . . . Scripps, Betty Knight . . . . . . . . Sondheim, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . Steele, Rodman Jr . . . . . . . . . . . Sterling, Joyce . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Talcott, Hooker Jr . . . . . . . . . . . Talley, André Leon . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . Torell, John R . III . . . . . . . . . . . Trump, Ivana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tutu, Desmond . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Van der Grift, Paul . . . . . . . . . . Van Munching, Margaret . . . . . Vietor, David Butler . . . . . . . . . Von Stade, John T . . . . . . . . . . .

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Watts, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Watts, Edith Whitney . . . . . . . . Waugh, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wertmüller, Lina . . . . . . . . . . . . Wetenhall, Robert Carl . . . . . . White, Betty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White, Ogden Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . Wright, Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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STORIED MANSIONS In the first two decades of the 20th century, private mansion-buildings flourished along Park Avenue. BY DAVID PATRICK COLUMBIA

BACK IN the early days of the new country, after Percy Rivington Pyne the grid was put in place (1857-1929). in New York, in the second decade of the 19th century, Park Avenue was called Fourth Avenue. Fourth was the avenue that carried the tracks of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s New York and Harlem Railroad. The railroad had entered daily life of New Yorkers, but living with it was no picnic. Besides the steam, there was the soot and the endless noise whenever it passed. The public demanded that something be done about it despite Mr. Vanderbilt’s objections. By the 1870s, the railroad tracks on Fourth Avenue were covered. Then, in 1888, the tracks above 47th Street north to 97th Street were covered. That single change of covering the tracks and creating the Park Avenue Tunnel—which ends at the Park Avenue Viaduct on 97th Street—was enough for developers and individuals to build brownstone houses (and stores). In the first two decades of the 20th century, private mansion-buildings flourished along Park Avenue north of 60th Street. A century later, there are only a handful left. The following are three prominent examples which remain intact (although no longer private residences) and one whose 138 QUEST

architectural ghost remains to remind. In 1906, Percy Rivington Pyne, banker and financier, purchased the lots on the southwest and northwest corners of 68th Street and Park Avenue to build a mansion on the northwest corner. He also bought the south corner of 68th so that he could choose who his neighbor might be and avoid an apartment house towering over his residence. Harold Pratt would become his southern neighbor. Pyne hired McKim, Mead and White to design, and waited until 1909 when the Park Avenue tracks were successfully covered over. The house, number 680 Park Avenue, was completed two years later. Percy Rivington Pyne died in 1929, at 72. In 1947 his widow sold the house to the Chinese Delegation to the U.N. Shortly thereafter it was sold again to the Soviet Mission to the U.S. The house became a center for public controversy soon thereafter. In 1960, Nikita Khrushchev came to New York and stayed there. One morning Mr. Khrushchev appeared on the balcony over the front entrance to talk to the crowd that had assembled out of curiosity. According to the New York Times, the Soviet Premier sang the “Internationale” and spoke to the crowd about foreign policy and the arms race.


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The Soviets sold the house to a real estate developer whose intention was to build a 31-story apartment house. In 1964, having built a much larger mansion on East 66th Street, the Soviets sold the house to a real estate developer whose intention was to build a 31-story apartment house. The developers had immediately begun interior demolition on nos. 680 and 684 when in January of 1965, the Marquesa de Cuevas, a granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, bought the properties. The Marquesa donated 680 Park to the Center for Inter-American Relations (now the Americas Society). The other properties were sold to buyers sympathetic to her cause. The Harold Pratt House. Harold Pratt was the youngest son 140 QUEST

of oil mogul Charles Pratt whose fortune came from the family company’s merger with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. William Adams Delano was hired to design the house. The family moved in early 1920. Mr. Pratt had become a member of the fledgling Council on Foreign Relations, which was founded in 1921 with the charter of affording “Continuous conference on international questions affecting the United States, by bringing together experts on statecraft, finance, industry, education and science.” Mr. Pratt died of pneumonia in 1939 at age 62. His widow Harriet continued to live in the house until 1945 when she gifted the mansion to the CFR as a memorial to her husband, stipulating that it be known as the Harold Pratt House. The Redmond Houses. In April 1912, a man named Geraldyn Redmond and his sister-in-law, Countess de Langiers Villars had bought six Victorian townhouses that ran from 69th Street north on Park Avenue. The intention was to build “a large dwelling on the site.” It would be two houses built as one, and looking as one, but with two different entrances. Although an unfamiliar name in New York today, the


This page, from left: The George F. Baker complex of houses; 60 East 68th Street. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: William Rutherford Mead, Charles Follen McKim, and Stanford White; the exterior of the Union Club; a photo of the Redmond House from the Yearbook of the Architectural League of New York, 1915.

Redmonds were, like the Pynes, the Bakers, and the Pratts, established members of Society. Mr. Redmond had a banking firm as well as having inherited a lucrative linen business. His wife was a direct descendant of Robert Livingston who received the grant from Queen Anne in the late 17th Century for what became 160,000 acres of what is now a significant part of Columbia County. McKim, Mead and White were hired to design the double five-story stone residence. Construction was completed by the end of 1914, when Mr. and Mrs. Redmond and their three sons and the Countess’ sister moved into their respective residences. Then Mrs. Redmond died suddenly a little more than a year later, in June 1916. Two years later, Mr. Redmond died suddenly “of paralysis” at age 64. After Mr. Redmond’s death in June 1920, his heirs decided to lease the house. Then on June 1927, the exclusive Union Club bought the property from the Redmond heirs for $1.265 million. Delano & Aldrich were hired to design the club. Construction would be delayed until the houses’ leases expired. The Baker House. In April 1915, a banker named Francis

Palmer purchased a house on the northeast corner of 93rd and Park which had been built in 1847 for General Winfield Scott, hero of the War of 1812. The following year, the house was demolished and Palmer hired Delano & Aldrich to design his house. Construction began in 1917 and completed in 1918. Eight years later, in 1926, the house was purchased by George F. Baker Jr., son of the Chairman of the First National Bank (now known, many mergers later as Citi), purchased the adjacent lot and hired Delano & Aldrich to build a large ballroom overlooking the garden, and a connecting house for his father (who died before the house was completed). Their father George Baker Jr. died suddenly in 1937 from peritonitis while on his yacht in the Hawaiian islands. His widow within a few years closed off the main house and ballroom wing and turned staff quarters above the garage into a pied-à-terre while spending the majority of her time at the Baker estate in Long Island. In 1958, she sold the house to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, which had been established during the Revolution in 1920. The church remains owner of the house. u AUGUST 2022 141



STATUS & STYLE ON THE SEAS O L I V E R PI LC H E R ; CO U RTE S Y O F A S S O U L I N E

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From left: The enchanting beauty of Lake Como paints the perfect backdrop for long days spent lounging on the Aquarama; Assouline’s Riva Aquarama.

WHEN IT COMES to high style on the seas, there is nothing more captivating than the Riva Aquarama, beloved for its clean lines, mahogany wood, sparkling chrome details, and signature robin’s egg-blue and cream upholstery—a speedboat that looks good from every angle, particularly from a bird’s-eye view. Designed and built by Carlo Riva, the boat has become the epitome of endless summers spent on the Côte d’Azur, evoking visions of the 1960s, when notables—from movie stars like Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth Taylor to heads of state—would lounge and cruise along the coasts of Europe. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Assouline will release a new book, Riva Aquarama, next month. Written by marine expert Michael Verdon with photography by Oliver Pilcher, the book delves into the history of the Riva Aquarama and the life of its founder, Carlo Riva, dating back AUGUST 2022 143


From above: Aboard an Aquarama in Lake Como; trunks of mahogany from central Africa before they are cut for the wooden boat; the dashboard of

to his early days in his father’s shipyard in Italy. His father Serafino inherited the business from his own father, and shifted its focus from pleasure craft to race boats. “Carlo wanted to move in the opposite direction, believing a series approach to boatbuilding would be more efficient and profitable than oneoff jobs,” explained Verdon. He was able to bring his ideas to life when he launched his own yard in 1954. In 1962, he debuted the first Aquarama, officially marking the beginning of the legend of Riva, a brand that became a status symbol. “Owning an Aquarama is more than a membership club—it’s almost a religious thing,” said Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, which now owns Riva. “When you meet other owners and end up talking about the wonders of the Aquarama, there’s a sense of belonging to a very special community.” Building on the original Aquarama success, Riva introduced several variations over the years and by the mid ’60s—perhaps the most glamorous year for the company—the Aquarama had become the boat of choice for 144 QUEST

celebrities and royals alike. It was most envied vessel in Monte Carlo, where it was a yachting symbol of Port Hercules, and on the French and Italian Rivieras. “It was so visible in Monaco that it became closely linked with our maritime heritage,” said HSH Prince Albert II. To him, the Riva Aquarama exemplified a sense of exploration and the freedom to go wherever one wanted. “It was your tool to enjoy the Med, or wherever you are in the world,” said HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Today, there are only an estimated 650 still in existence, though Assouline’s book, with its captivating images and quotes from notable fans, will make you feel like part of the Riva Aquarama “club.” It will also be offered in a special edition form, presented in a luxury mahogany box that reflects the beauty of the boat’s magnificent hull. “There are no limits to the beauty of the Aquarama, how perfect it looks, and how timeless. It was an instant classic. You could have an 80-metre yacht, but people will always look at the Aquarama first,” said Galassi. u

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Clockwise from above: The blueprints for the Aquarama; the production line for the Aquarama Special; an Aquarama cuts a

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OLD GUARD FAMILIES Mr. Nelson Aldrich Mr. Cleveland Amory Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Auchincloss Mr. and Mrs. John W. Auchincloss III Mrs. Lily Auchincloss Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Boardman Mr. Clifford Brokaw Mrs. Amanda Burden Mr. and Mrs. Carter Burden Mr. Harry C. Cushing IV Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dana Mr. And Mrs. Nicholas Drexel Ambassador and Mrs. A. Biddle Duke

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Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Duke Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Eberstadt Mrs. Fernanda Kellogg Gilligan Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Hearst Mr. and Mrs. Amory Houghton Ambassador Francis Kellogg Mr. John Knott Mrs. Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman Mrs. Topsy Taylor McFadden Mr. and Mrs. Henry Middleton Mr. and Mrs. Minot Milliken Marchese and Marchesa Alessandro di Montezemolo Mr. and Mrs. David Mortimer Mr. and Mrs. John Jay Mortimer Mr. and Mrs. Tony Mortimer Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Peabody Mr. Harry Platt Mr. and Mrs. George Plimpton Mr. Eben Pyne Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. David Schiff Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sherrill DIAMONDS AS BIG AS THE RITZ Mrs. Anne Bass Mrs. Joy Hirshon Briggs Ms. Elizabeth Strong Cuevas Mrs. Beth Rudin DeWoody Mrs. Charlotte Ford Ms. Anne Hearst Mrs. Bianca Jagger Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Kennan Ms. Samantha Kluge Ms. Francine LeFrak Ms. Bokara Legendre Mrs. Anne Ford Scarborough Ms. Ivana Trump Ms. Nancy Whitney Ms. Mollie Wilmot MOSTEST HOSTS AND HOSTESSES Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass Mr. Bill Bernhard and Mrs. C. Cahill

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Mr. and Mrs. William Buckley Mr. Henry Buhl Mrs. Anne Eisenhower and Mr. W. Flottl Mr. and Mrs. Anastassios Fondaras Mr. and Mrs. John Gutfreund Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kempner Mr. David Koch Ms. Alice Mason Mr. and Mrs. Rober Miller Mr. and Mrs. William Rayner Mr. Khalil Rizk Mr. and Mrs. Ian Schrager Sharon, Lady Sondes and Mr. G Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trump Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Mrs. Jayne Wrightsman Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Zilkha THE TASTEMAKERS Mr. Ludovic Autet Mr. Glenn Bernbaum Mr. Bill Blass Ms. Diana Brooks Mr. Mario Buatta Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari Ms. Naomi Campbell Mr. and Mrs. William Chaney Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cole Mr. Madison Cox Miss Kitty D’Alessio Mr. Robert Denning Mr. Ralph Destino Mr. Sean Driscoll Mr. and Mrs. Ahmet Ertegun Princess Diane von Furstenberg Mr. Albert Hadley Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hampton


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Mr. and Mrs. Reinaldo Herrera Mr. Gene David Mr. Eric Javits Mr. Jed Johnson and Mr. Alan Wanzenberg Mr. and Mrs. Barry Kieselstein-Cord Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Klein Mr. and Mrs. Arie Kopelman Mr. Kenneth Jay Lane Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lauren Mr. John Loring Mr. Boaz Mazor Ms. Mary McFadden Mr. and Mrs. Brian McNally Mr. Isaac Mizrahi Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nye Mr. Alex Papachristidis Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pennoyer

Ms. Alison Spear Ms. Olivia Watson and Ms. Leighton Candler Mrs. Jean Harvey Vanderbilt Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Forstmann Mr. Ted Forstmann Mr. David Geffen Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kravis Mr. and Mrs. Henryk de Kwiatkowski Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mosbacher Mr. Ronald Perelman and Mrs. Patricia Duff Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rudin Mr. and Mrs. Julio Mario Santo Domingo Mr. and Mrs. Herb Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Saul Steinberg Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stern Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Taubman Mr. and Mrs. John Veronis Ms. Linda Wachner Mr. Mortimer Zuckerman LES DAMES

Mr. Campion Platt Mrs. Chesbrough Rayner Mr. Mingo del Ren Mr. and Mrs. Oscar de la Renta Ms. Carolyne Roehm Mr. Arnold Scaasi and Mr. Parker Ladd Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tilberis Mr. George Trescher Miss Gloria Vanderbilt Mr. Stephen Weiss and Ms. Donna Karan Ms. Bunny Williams Mr. Robert Woolley Mr. Jerry Zipkin THE LAST TYCOONS M. and Mme. Michel David-Weill Mr. Barry Diller Mr. and Mrs. Pepe Fanjul

Mrs. Jan Cushing Amory Mrs. Anne Barish Mrs. Sisi Cahan Mrs. Barbara Cates Mrs. Sybilla Clark Mrs. Virginia Regan Coleman Ms. Adrienne Colgate Mrs. Janne Cummings Ms. Anne Downey Ms. Louise Duncan Ms Charlene Engelhard Ms. Nina Ford Ms. Sarah Giles Ms. Pamela Gross Mrs. Mai Hallingby Mrs. Brucie Hennessy Ms. Baby Jane Holzer Ms. Elizabeth C. Houghton Mrs. Joan Howard Ms. Julie Kammerer Mrs. Patricia Kennedy Lawford Mrs. Ann Nitze Mrs. Patricia Patterson

STERLING GENTS Mr. Peter Bacanovic Mr. Peter Beard Mr. Paul Beirne Mr. Nicholas Berggruen Mr. Marc Biron Mr. Michael Bloomberg Mr. Hamish Bowles Mr. Robbie Brown Mr. Edward Lee Cave Mr. Bob Colacello Mr. Christopher Cuomo Mr. Peter Davis Mr. Robert de Rothschild Mr. Peter Dunham Mr. Jamie Figg Mr. Averell H. Fisk Mr. John Galliher Mr. Mark Gilbertson Prince Nikolas of Greece Mr. Sam Green Mr. Pete Hathaway Mr. Rusty Holzer Mr. Chandler Hovey Mr. Philip Isles Mr. Howard Johnson IV Mr. John F. Kennedy Jr. Mr. Anthony Kiser Mr. Clifford Klenk Mr. Christopher Lawford Mr. Orin Lehman Ambassador John loed Mr. John Loring Mr. Richard Mack Messrs. William, Charles, and Stewart Manger Mr. Cristoph von MeyernHohenberg Mr. Seth Miliken Mr. Chappy Morris Mr. Chuck Pfeiffer AUGUST 2022 147


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Mr. John Punnett Mr. Harry Tower Mr. Charles Urstadt Mr. Diego del Vayo Mr. Charles Washburne Mr. Paul Wilmot CORONETS AND COUNTESSES Count and Countess Nuno Brandolini Baroness Milly de Carbrol Marchese and Marchesa Alessandro Crosini Laiatico Count Roffredo Gaetony-Lovatelli Count and Countess Demetrio GuerriniMaraldi Princess Firyal of Jordan Ali Reza Pahlavi Baron and Baroness Gottfried von Meyern-Hohenberg Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia ARTS AND LETTERS Mr. and Mrs. William Acquavella Mr. Leo Castelli Mr. Charles Cowles Mr. Dominick Dunne Mr. Richard Feigen

Mr. Brendan Gill Prince and Princess Michael of Greece Mrs. Judy Green Mr. Alexis Gregory Mr. John Guare and Adele Chatfield-Taylor Mr. Ashton Hawkins Mrs. Jane Stanton Hitchcock Mr. and Mrs. Byron Janis Mr. and Mrs. Mort Janklow Ms. Fran Leibowitz Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mailer Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Mehta Ms. Christophe de Menil Ms. Jessye Norman Ms. John Richardson Aline, Countess de Romanones Mr. John Russel and Mrs. Rosamund Bernier Mr. John Sargent Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schlesinger Mrs. Jean Stein Mr. and Mrs. Gay Talese Mr. Michael Thomas Mr. Alberto Vitale Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wolfe LES GRANDES DAMES Mrs. Vincent Astor Ambassador Anna Cox Chambers Mrs. Jan Cowles Countess Consuelo Crespi Mrs. C.Z. Guest Mrs. Kitty Carlisle Hart Mrs. Enid Haupt Mrs. Aimee de Heeran Mrs. Henry J. Heinz Mrs. Dorothy Hirshon Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock Mrs. Alyne Massey Mrs. Joseph Meehan Mrs. Milton Petrie Mrs. John Barry Ryan Mrs. Anne Slater Mrs. Lawrence Copley Thaw Mrs. Joseph Thomas Mrs. John Hay Whitney LES BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS Serena Boardman Mr. & Mrs. Louis Dubin

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Lucie de la Falaise Alexa and Kate Hampton Carolina & Patricia Herrera Astrid Kohl Stefan de Kwaitkowski Erin Lauder Alexandra Lind Alexandra and MarieChantal Miller Steven Perelman Andrea Pomerantz Eliza Reed Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rockefeller Tracee Ross Dr. Andrew Schiff Alexis Stewart Jill Swid Alexander von Furstenberg Tatiana von Furstenberg Ilyse Wilpon THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS Ms. Lauren Bacall Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bregman Mr. David and Ms. Helen Gurley Brown Miss Barabara Carroll Mr. Michael Fuchs Ms. Brooke Hayward and Mr. Peter Duchin Mr. and Mrs. Mick Hones Mr. Lionel Larner Madonna Mr. Christopher Mason Ms. Dina Merrill and Mr. Ted Hartley Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Modine Ms. Tina Nederlander Mrs. Josephine Premice Ms. Joan Rivers Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ross Mr. Bobby Short Ms. Marti Stevens THE GOLDEN COUPLES Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ainslie Mr. and Mrs. O. Kelley Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Rand Araskog


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Mr. and Mrs. Warren Avis Mr. and Mrs. Marquette de Bary Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blanchard Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bronfman Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bruckman Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Burke Mr. and Mrs. Charles Byron Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Califano Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Connor Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Creel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cullman Ambassador and Mrs. Walter Curley Ambassador and Mrs. Thomas Enders Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fomon Mr. and Mrs. Winston Fowlkes Ambassador and Mrs. Evan Galbraith Mr. and Mrs. Francesco Galesi Mr. and Mrs. John Gates Mr. and Mrs. John Geary Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goelet Mr. and Mrs. Alan (Ace) Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gregory Mr. and Mrs. Stephanie Groueff Ambassador and Mrs. Henry Grunwald Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gruss Mr. and Mrs. Roberto de Guardiola Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Guthrie Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hallingby Dr. William and Mrs. Gale Hayman Heseltine

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Mr. and Mrs. Ara Hovnanian Mr. and Mrs. Heyward Isham Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Isham Mr. and Mrs. Deane Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood Johnson III Mr. Richard Kaplan and Ms. Edwina Sandys Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lauder Mr. and Mrs. Richard LeFrak Mr. and Mrs. John Loeb Mr. and Mrs. Earle Mack Mr. and Mrs. David Mahoney Mr. Alexandrer Marchessini and Mme. Genevieve Faure Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maynard Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William McDonough Mr. and Mrs. Damon Mezzacappa Mr. and Mrs. Minot Miliken Dean and Mrs. Robert Morton Mr. and Mrs. James Niven Mr. Michael Rena and Mrs. Kalliope Karella Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Rockefeller Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Saint-Amand Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spielvogel Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Tisch Mr. and Mrs. Donald Trump

Mr. Anthony Haden-Guest Mr. and Mrs. James Hoge Mr. Warren Hoge Mr. Peter Jennings Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kissinger Mr. Jesse Kornbluth and Ms. A. Tapert Mr. Ed Kosner and Ms. Julie Baumgold Mr. David Lauren Dr. Richard and Mrs. Ellen Levine Mr. Patrick McMullen Mrs. Aileen Mehle Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Meigher III Mr. Michael Musto Mr. and Mrs. S. I. Newhouse Jr. Mr. Khoi Nguyen Miss Polly Onet Ms. Alexandra Penney Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Abe Ribicoff Ms. Liz Robbins Mr. Charlie Rose Mr. and Mrs. Felix Rohayton Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Scarborough Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schlossberg Ms. Peggy Siegel Grace, Lady Dudley, and Mr. R. Silvers Mr. Howard Stringer and Dr. Jennifer Patterson Mr. and Mrs. John Stubbs Mr. and Mrs. Taki Theodoracopulos Mr. James Truman Ms. Barbara Walters Mr. Karl Wellner and Ms. Deborah Norville Mr. and Mrs. Jann Wenner

MEDIA AND OPINION MAKERS Mr. Joe Armstrong Dr. Daniel Baker and Mrs. Nine Griscom Mr. Andre Balcz and Ms. Katie Ford Mrs. Eleanor Lambert Berkson Mr. and Mrs. Bill Beutel Ms. Tina Brown and Mr. Harry Evans Dr. and Mrs. William Cahan Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Carter Ms. Jennet Conant and Mr. Steve Kroft Mr. Carl and Mrs. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Mr. Malcom Jr., Christopher, and Robert Forbes Mr. Geordie Greig AUGUST 2022 149



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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST It’s not quite as old as Quest, but this column has always managed to capture the energy of the younger generation partying around the globe. So let’s raise a glass to the four columnists—Jack Bryan, Andrew Black, Lizzie Brown, and Alex Travers—who expertly navigated the nightlife map over the years. Paris Hilton, Sidney Toledano, Nicky Hilton, and Lauren Bush Lauren

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Jack Bryan and Edward Barsamian at

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a store launch party in 2008.

Remington Platt at Central Park Boathouse in 2005.

Annelise Peterson at a Cinema Society party in 2005.

Rich Thomas and Gillian Hearst at Canal Room in 2004.

Phoebe Gubelmann, Ivanka Trump, and Tantivy Gubelmann in 2004. Amanda Hearst and Tinsley Mortimer

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at a fashion show in 2004.

Lady Bunny, Billy Farrell, Genevieve Bahrenburg, and Lauriston Roach in 2008.

Wendy Carduner at Doubles in 2003.

Minnie Mortimer, Byrdie Bell, and Olivia Palermo at TeachersCount’s Spring Fling in 2006.

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Performers at Kenneth and Maria Fishel’s Fourth of July party in Bridgehampton.


Clockwise from top left: Michael Mailer and Paul Forsman; Michael Reinert and Kenneth Fishel; Alex Schayes and Bradley Fishel; Di Mondo, Polina Proshkina, and Eric Javitz; Ruth Miller, Julie Auclair, and Maria Fishel.

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CELEBRATING THE FOURTH OF JULY IN THE HAMPTONS IN EARLY JULY, Kenneth and Maria Fishel hosted their annual “Diamonds on the Fourth” party in Bridgehampton to celebrate Independence Day. Guests were encouraged to wear “Red, White, and Blue—with Sparkles,”and a 1920s-style dance troupe greeted everyone upon arrival. The evening also featured an open bar, an All-American BBQ dinner with burgers, hot dogs, and lobster rolls, a glittery dance show, and live music. AUGUST 2022 157


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PRIDE AT THE FRICK IN NEW YORK ON JUNE 27TH, the Frick Collection hosted its “Pride at the Frick: A Cheng-Harrell Midsummer Evening,” a celebration of the LGBTQ community that was inspired by the current year-long installation series Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters. The event, which took place at Frick Madison, the museum’s temporary location, featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, short talks in the galleries, and live jazz music.

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PARRISH ART MUSEUM’S MIDSUMMER DANCE IN WATER MILL IN JULY, the Parrish Art Museum hosted its annual Midsummer Weekend, a series of summer fundraising events held at the museum. The weekend kicked off with the Midsummer Dance, which attracted a younger crowd and featured music by Oscar Nñ, passed hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. A seated dinner was held the following evening. The events support the organization’s programs, exhibitions, and education initiatives. u

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Clockwise from left: George H. (“Pete”) Bostwick; Four World Champions, Wayne Davies, James F.C. Bostwick, George H. Bostwick, Jr., and Northrup R. Knox; J. Van Allen II, W. J. Clothier, G. H. Bostwick, Jr. at the United States Tennis Championship Tennis Singles in Philadelphia in 1965.

PETE BOSTWICK A STORIED SPORTSMAN BY AUDAX GEORGE H. (“PETE”) BOSTWICK, one of the greatest amateur athletes of the 20th century, died on July 7th at 87. He was world champion in court tennis from 1969 to 1972, and a highly ranked lawn tennis, squash, racquets player and golfer as well as an ice hockey champion at Middlebury and, for a quarter century afterward, a stalwart on the St. Nicholas squad at Beaver Dam. I take a wee bit of what I hope is understandable pride at having played lawn tennis with three generations of Pete Bostwicks. Pete’s father was a legendary high goal polo player and amateur steeplechase jockey in the 1930s (to whom a rival professional jock was reputed to have snarled in tight quarters, “Get out of my way you sons of bitches…and you too, Mr. Bostwick”). As boys in the 1960s, my brother Pierce and I played with him frequently during the August Saratoga race meeting, and in view of his short stature tried, usually unsuccessfully, to lob him mercilessly. Pete’s son and I won a close member-guest finals at Rockaway Hunt in 160 QUEST

1992, and Pete himself and I went down to defeat in the 35 and over national grass court doubles in the early 2000s, by which time he was north of 60 but still superbly conditioned and by far the stronger member of our team. Pete came by his athletic prowess naturally. Not only was his Dad a Polo and Racing Hall of Famer, but his mother was also an excellent rider and golfer whose aunts, Harriet and Margaret Curtis, won four national championships and founded the Curtis Cup. Those genes have held true in successive generations, and Pete and his descendants have been exemplary in giving back to the sports they loved. As racquet sport historian Jim Zug has correctly pointed out, Pete was not only the ultimate athlete, but “the ultimate sportsman, enthusiastic, competitive and always prioritizing fair play.” Growing up sports-crazy on Long Island, my family and friends all looked up to and wanted to be like Pete. We shall not see his like again! u



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