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ISN’T SHE LOVELY

Lili Buffett, with her big brown eyes, slight frame,

sweet demeanor, and soft-spoken tone, hits the city with Quest—and there’s no denying the camera loves her smile and beauty that radiates from within. produced by

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elizabeth Meigher and brooke kelly, photographed by Julie skarratt

FASHION IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

Conversations with top designers

about what dressing up looks like in the post-COVID era. by robert JanJigian

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GETTING THE ROYAL TREATMENT FROM PEPA GONZALEZ A sit-down with designer of Pepa & Co., who discusses the future of the brand. by elizabeth kurpis QUEST’S MENAGERIE

Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko said: “That’s the

one thing you have to remember about WASPs: They love animals and hate people.” This month, we highlight the animals—and people—we adore. by

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J.MCLAUGHLIN’S FALL LOOKS

A playful, sunny day in New York City makes

the perfect background for J.McLaughlin’s latest fall fashions.

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QUEST STYLE

A fun look at how smart style never, ever goes out of

fashion, showcased by our favorite icons. by elizabeth Meigher

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A new collaboration from Bacardi and Fever-Tree makes for the perfect run and cola.

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Taking a trip to the charming Charlotte Inn, located in the heart of Martha’s Vineyard.

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YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST

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SNAPSHOT

Life is changing, so let’s make the best of it.

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Our columnist fondly remembers the statuesque model Veruschka.

Reflecting on maritime events, triumphant and tragic, under the sun. by taki theoDoraCoPulos Rounding up our favorite autumn finds. by elizabeth meigher anD alex travers

Ralph Lauren releases its chic, new Welington Collection.

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Capturing the precious moments from our favorite weddings.

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All of autumn’s fêtes and in-person philanthropic happenings. Summer’s end leads to fall’s fun events.

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Clockwise, from bottom left: Quest’s photographer-at-large Julie Skarratt with Lili Buffett at The Ritz-Carlton; the late Michael Thomas; contributor Robert Janjigian; the Charlotte Inn on Martha’s Vineyard; the legendary Carolina Herrera; grateful pub’s beloved new dog, Remy.

FOR SO MANY true-blue New Yorkers, it’s Labor Day that unconsciously marks the beginning of their personal new years—a moment of renewal, fresh possibilities, and a chance to put the past ... in the past. Despite the agonizing cloud of this dreaded Delta variant, New York is poised to pounce on a myriad of reawakened cultural openings, civic events and artistic performances. As the dutiful stewards of this fabled city, dear readers, it is you who have fiscally bootstrapped and willed these renowned institutions back into existence. You remain essential to New York’s ongoing recovery, just as you have so valiantly cared for one another over these past 18 grueling months. You can count on September as always bringing “fashion” back to Quest. Our cover story features the delightful Lili Buffett posing and picnicking in the middle of Central Park while comfortably modeling the latest frocks by America’s most famous designers. We again turned to Quest’s crackerjack trio of Brooke Kelly, Julie Skarratt, and Elizabeth Meigher to manage and direct a stunningly colorful shoot in Frederick Law Olmsted’s historic park, where the turning autumn leaves provided a healthy background of hope and regeneration. We also welcome back to this issue our fashion-first contributor, Robert Janjigian, whose incisive portfolio of classic designers gives us a deep dive into the luxury sector re: how these bold faced style-meisters are coping in a post-COVID universe of anxious consumers who are frankly bored with just “shopping their closets.” It appears to this wizened publisher that “scarcity” is fast becoming the newest definition of luxury, and that the leading fashion houses will be making far fewer pieces of their top lines ... and charging more for them. It’s a smart and successful strategy, from a category that is already forging ahead into this generation’s version of the Roaring Twenty Twenties. Our September number also takes you to Martha’s Vineyard on a visit to The Charlotte Inn, the sublime creation of Gery and Paula Conover and an enchanting destination already known to Quest’s most traveled readers. The Conovers take justifiable pride

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in their five-star lodging gem, making each guest feel as if they’re personal friends of the family ... which many have now become! And don’t skip over the humorous photo montage celebrating our beloved pets—those furry creatures whose unconditional love makes us each the better for it. I close this letter, regretfully, with a sad farewell to Michael Thomas, a sage and longtime contributor to Quest whose erudition was as unparalleled (you only needed to ask him) as it was uncompromising. This publisher and Michael would sometimes disagree on his social condemnations and knee-slapping nicknames for certain potentates; yet, I’m quite certain that over the passage of time his literary legacy will far exceed even his own expectations. Godspeed, dear Midas! Which prompts a thought and gentle admonition: when somebody next hugs you … let them be the first to let go. Our team at Quest remains grateful for your hugs, and for your patronage. And we are thrilled that our magazine is actually read by the people in our pages—those very same people who are renourishing the soul of New York City, and our great country. u

Chris Meigher ON THE COVER: Lili Buffett wearing Oscar de la Renta’s Palm Leaf Trumpet Gown, and Asprey’s Chaos Collection Peridot Cluster pendant in New York’s Central Park. Photographed by Julie Skarratt.


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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY THE LAST OF summer. The autumn season in New York is about to begin. The scene in New York has been very quiet, which is not unusual in the summer months. Many who could have left town at least for long weekends. The restaurants are busy with customers obviously anxious to get out and about around others. But the so-called pandemic has not really left the scene. Many have been vaxxed, but people

remain worried. The autumn season in New York traditionally starts with Fashion Week. For the last several years, the week kicks off with the Fashion Institute of Technology’s annual Couture Council Awards Luncheon. This will take place at Cipriani South Street on Wednesday, September 22nd. This year’s awardee

is Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera and the luncheon will benefit the Museum at FIT. I haven’t been out to the Hamptons in several years. I was in East Hampton three or four years ago at the invitation of Kathy Rayner to atttend the Animal Rescue Fund’s annual summer gala. These days, despite the convenience

and the comfort, my life is such work-wise and time-wise that I prefer the solitude of weekends to get my head together or just relax. The Hamptons were a great source for copy but I’d done that. And seen it. Fashion, the word itself is a noun, a verb, a mystery and a reality. Fashion predicts or reflects the changes in our society. The fall fashion week has been a major public business event for the last half century

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or more, bringing together the out-of-towners, the business people, as well as the social crowd. For years the shows were mainly held in big tents behind the New York Public Library. The world came and went for a few days; with thousands attending. New York was dominated by the major fashion names: Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Donna Karan, Halston, Bill Blass, to name only a few of the leading names in the last half of the 20th century of the American fashion industry. We’re now living in a period of change, however. Fashion, the original subject of this Diary, is one of the main messengers. This is not only because of its economic effect on an industry but because of the changes in the offing. The general fashion has become 28 QUEST

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more “proletarian.” Americans would call it casual or laidback. Much looks like it might be cheaper, although that’s often not the case. More on the autumn season coming up. Central Park Conservancy will celebrate its 40th anniversary on the evening of Wednesday, September 22 at Central Park’s Conservatory Garden commemorating 40 years of the transformation, restoration, and exemplary management of the Park. The evening will raise funds to continue to support the Conservancy’s work keeping Central Park an irreplaceable reprieve and retreat in New York City. The event will honor Judy and Russ Carson, Kate and

Andrew Davis, Alice Gottesman and family, and Kitty Patterson and Tom Kempner for their distinctive contributions to the Central Park Conservancy’s mission. Event co-chairs Kelly and Joe Coffey, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Amelia and Adebayo Ogunlesi, and Yesim and Dusty Philip will be joined by president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy Betsy Smith, chairman of the board Tom Kempner, Conservancy trustees, and donors. The celebration will also highlight the Conservancy’s capstone project to re-envision the pool and rink at the Harlem Meer. The objective is to create a beautiful, year-round recreational facility integrated into

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the landscape that will transform the north end of Central Park. The state-of-the-art facility will include a larger than-Olympic-size pool, a full-scale ice rink (an additional new skating experience on the Meer), and a new outdoor spray pad. All will be integrated into the topography of the park that blurs the line between landscape and architecture. Meanwhile nostalgia and back to reality. The Hamptons is a major resort area for New York. It has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Although in the last several years this writer has not been a frequent visitor, it remains a powerful factor in experience of New York life, as reflected in some Diary notes I’ve kept: Fifty-six years ago, July 1965

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... Life settled down to shopping on Job’s Lane and getting hair done at Elizabeth Arden’s pink salon on Main Street in Southampton where Mrs. John O’Hara was being combed out at the same time that Mrs. John Steinbeck was being put up in rollers. “We’re living very quietly in a teeny-tiny house in Sag Harbor,” Mrs. Steinbeck said as she offered a hand to the manicurist. “We don’t go to parties, although we’ve been asked to one on a boat tonight ...” I remember Mrs. Steinbeck—Elaine—although I didn’t know her except to say hello. Mrs. O’Hara, I never met, although her husband

was my favorite and most influential writer in my own development, and I knew they lived in Quogue on the beach. The area back then was known by its individual towns, not so much “the Hamptons.” Each area had its own personality/ demographic in terms of summer inhabitants. When the summer season was over, the towns returned to their small town village-ness, run mainly by the local businessmen and big landowners, many of whom were farmers— especially potato farmers— some from families that had been working the land since the 17th century! The summer residents

opened up their houses around Memorial Day and closed them up after Labor Day until the following year. This was partly because of the access. The Long Island Expressway (what we now call the LIE) extended about as far east as Patchogue by the early ’60s. After that then you were on two lane blacktop (Route 27) most of the rest of the way. There was also another yearround community in the towns east and north of Southampton of writers and artists and their exponents in life style. The area in the colder seasons had a semi-rural feeling, far away from the city’s smells. The artists and writers lived comfortably but modestly no matter their prominence. Truman Capote, for example, had a

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simple beach house in Bridgehampton for years, which after his death was purchased by artist Ross Bleckner. Real estate was cheap. That first summer I was out there in 1963 we rented a four-bedroom, two-bath (and two-kitchen) house set south of the highway, just outside Southampton in the middle of a potato field. It was owned by famous men’s fashion editor for Playboy magazine named Robert D. L. Green. The place slept eight comfortably, and the rent for Memorial through Labor Day was $1200. Total. A couple years later, I was a newlywed and we looked at a house near the beach on the corner of South Main Street and Gin Lane in Southampton that was an old ark of a place with wrap-around porches and cupolas. It had been abandoned and was for sale

for $35,000. Whoever had inherited it, wanted to dump it. That was a lot of money for a summer house back then, but peanuts considering the property—which is still standing, totally renovated—and today commands a price in the millions. By the late ’60s, as the LIE continued to move eastward, the summer populations grew and so did the real estate prices. Old time families east of Southampton were selling their acres of farmland for six figures (now seven and eight figures). Newcomers tore down old houses and put up bigger ones. The world was changing rapidly. We had a housemate who had just come back from

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working in Japan. He used to tell us that one day Japan was going to take over the automobile industry. This seemed a really absurd projection/ prediction. At that time, Japan was just emerging in the field of technology and manufacturing little handheld transistor radios and very small, very cheap compact-style cars. Americans looked at compacts as an insult. Wassamattuh, you can’t afford a real car? Our housemate, we all kind of thought, was a dreamer. It turned out of course that he was; and the dream turned out to be a reality. And the joke was on us. In some ways, it still is. A fond memory of the time and era is of the now long defunct Mitty’s General Store,

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a very cool discotheque outside of Southampton on the road to Bridgehampton. From the outside it was a simple clapboard house—probably built for a farmer—-with a simple front porch. Inside it was transformed: a spacious barroom with tables, crowded with 20-somethings and 30-somethings (although I don’ ’t ever remember a line waiting to get in). The dress was preppier than it is today, in that the preppies always looked like preppies no matter what they were wearing even if it were a tee-shirt and jeans. That look, was archived by the then budding designer Ralph Lauren who revised the “look” into a billion-dollar business selling lifestyle known as Polo. Beyond the bar at Mitty’s was a dining room of banquettes and tables, and beyond

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A that was a big dance floor with a DJ spinning. Those were the years of the Frug, which had progressed from the Bop, the Chicken and then the Twist. It was a pre-drug era. If anyone were smoking anything (other than cigarettes), or snorting/ sniffing, nobody knew. Cocaine was ancient lore, associated with the Prohibition and the 1930s. LSD was just about to come into the national psyche, and Cary Grant of all people admitted to experimenting with it. The prescription meds that morphed into “recreational” drugs didn’t really get started until the early to mid-1970s. By the late ’60s, the prices out East had jumped, just as they had for everything else around New York. We stayed in the city

and eventually got the bright idea of going north to Westchester and Fairfield County for a getaway. The prices were better and the country life was year-round and appealing to 30-somethings settling down. A few years later, in the late 70s, I moved West to Los Angeles and didn’t return East until 1992. Twenty years past and twenty years older, the Hamptons was bigger and everywhere. Southampton still had its gilted “aura” although by then it had been mottled by Big and More—gone from a summer beach town of woody buggies and barefoot kids in the sand to Money talks and Nobody walks.

That became our main theme. The Old Guard ignored it as long as they could; and the Newcomers, if they didn’t meld, didn’t care because they made their own groups. And then, eventually, ten, twenty years on, the Old Guard were departing with time, and the Newcomers were no longer new, but now the center. There went the neighborhood. Out in East Hampton—now a hike on the perpetual parking lot called Route 27—is a community bustling with commerce, and big SUVs and Mercedes and Bentleys and Broncos and Range Rovers lining the roads bumper to

bumper. Movie stars live there. Movie directors, hedge fund owners, entrepreneurs, rich divorcees, tycoons, and real estate moguls. It became a microcosm of the American very rich at the beginning of the new millennium. The Old Guard has mostly died off although the Newcomers now are fast becoming third generation. And Big and More remains a player. One day I was talking with a friend of mine who has had a house in East Hampton for the past three decades. I was telling her how the aforementioned Angela Taylor piece in the Times was evidence of how the stage had radically changed. My friend is, like me, a big animal person. She had

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found him wandering around the town. If you don’t want him unfortunately I can’t keep him so I’ll have to take him to the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF).” She got a call shortly thereafter. A man’s voice. Angry. “How dare you leave a message like this,” he ranted. “I don’t give a shit about the dog,” he raged, I just don’t want my wife upset about the dog going to ARF.” He told my friend that he was so angry for doing this to him and his wife, and that he’d see to it that my friend would “never have another happy day in your life,” warning, “you’ll never have another reason to smile.” That was a few years ago. This man, incidentally, is known professionally as an entrepreneur but is mainly in the banking business, and admired for the size of his fortune, which fits neatly on the Forbes

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400 List. He and his wife have since divorced. No one seems to know what happened to the dog. My friend still has her house and still takes her dogs out for walks (if it’s not too hot). The Tale of the Old Wife. From the beginning, it was by conventional accounts, an unusual marriage in 21st century terms. A marriage by proxy. Not uncommon among aristocrats of Europe, or royalty. It was never a romantic affair. It was a union fashioned by the old standards of dynasty and religion. The way things were by their class. She was from a very wealthy and cultured family, and so was he. She was never a great beauty, although often said to be of a great mind, and she had the great special charm of a wise, powerful and rich woman. He too had his share of

charm and culture. But he was also a good looking man, and a man who enjoyed the passions and dramas of life; one who could find amusement in the little intrigues. Intellectually, he was no competition: she was smarter. A good time was what he liked; a good time and beautiful, fashionable women. And thus were his pursuits, which became life long, as would befit a man of his stature. As the years ripened the union, which produced heirs and heiresses—as was intended—the couple became very popular in society, together and individually. They lived in grand style in the European sense, where the chateaux are really chateaux. He also—like so many of his confreres—kept mistresses, one at a time, but over long periods of time. These women, like his wife, were forces in

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als who also socialized with the mistresses. Her way of handling the matter was credulous. Like her husband, she was a child of the haute monde of La Belle Epoque, and she grew up in a more sophisticated world where her own parents had created a very unusual household. Her mother and her father were two members of a domestic triangle. The third was a very handsome younger man whom her besotted father had brought home to worship, and whom her mother befriended and later married after the father of her children died. This too was known publicly, although never spoken of or written about until long after their deaths. Thus it had always been as-

sumed that this woman, who obviously enjoyed a close and enduring relationship with her husband, didn’t care about his mistresses. It was assumed that she was far above all that; women of her stature had always lived with such circumstances. They were as common as ... some of the women who were the mistresses. With her social and cultural activities, she had made a prominent, productive, and intensely interesting life for herself, her husband, and her family. This affirmed the notion that she was unperturbed by the arrangement of her marriage. And so it seemed throughout the woman’s long life and in the days following her death not long ago. And so it might

have been, except for one small matter that became a not very small matter in her husband’s extra-marital politics. A matter having to do with the whims of Mother Nature. A child. There was a mistress of long standing who had a child. And the child’s presence and paternity was known by many of the man’s friends, family, and associates for a very long time. And the child was bright and clever and beautiful, like her devoted mother. And strong headed and a bit of a naif, like her charming and devoted father. It was said that the wife knew about the child also. If she hadn’t known early on, she would later know because of the child. For by the time she was approaching womanhood,

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this child, as it is with so many children in modern life who are fathered by men their mothers are not married to, decided to take her father’s name. This decision, because it is a well-known name in the world, drew predictable attention both in society and in the press. How the public revelation affected the wife was known to very few. However, it was when this happened that the wife privately decided to do something that would seem very uncharacteristic of her esteemed behavior. The time had come. For what she wasn’t certain, for she decided to meet the child. She also decided to meet the child (now a young woman) all the while concealing from her, who she (the wife) was. How she was able to arrange this unbeknownst to all the other principals is not known. But there came a time, a day, at a restaurant where the young woman often went to lunch. And on this particular day, it so happened that when the young woman was lunching there, seated at the table next to her on the banquette was ... The Wife. She was now, as it would happen, living

the final years of her life, and never a beauty, never fashionably stylish, she was now adorned with the inconspicuousness of age, as it looks to very young eyes. So when the two met, as they did so “accidentally,” the young girl on the banquette saw only the kind face of a great lady. And so the charming young gazelle, the doe, could not have perceived or imagined in her wildest thoughts the guile awaiting her. The two women side by side became engaged in conversation, in which the older woman inquired after the younger, flattering her with her “interest.” And where did she live? And where had she studied, and who was her father? The young woman told her. Oh, a great name! The old woman appeared impressed on hearing. An important man, the old woman pretending, continued. And who, she asked was her mother? The young woman explained that she was brought up with her mother’s name but had recently decided to take the name of her father whom she knew and adored.

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The old woman listened attentively then asked the young woman if her mother and father would ever marry? Oh no. Her father, she explained to the old woman, was still married to his wife. And do you still see your father? The old woman asked. Every week he comes to lunch with me and my mother, was the reply. The old woman continued: “Then he must love you and your mother very much.” Oh he does, he does. “And it must be very difficult for your mother that you can’t always be together.” Oh it is, it is. “He must love you very much,” she reiterated. Oh he does, he does. Then the next time the mother, father, daughter lunched together, the old woman suggested, you must ask your father a question. You must ask him something that your mother must have always wanted to ask but never could for many, many rea-

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H A R RY B E N S O N Verushka with Argentine born designer Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo and Ara Gallant, 1972.

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY I WAS photographing a small private party in 1972 for a LIFE magazine story on backless fashion when I happened upon Argentine born designer Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo sitting in the corner of the room with the exotic six-foot-tall Veruschka and their in-demand friend Ara Gallant—at the time the only hairdresser the supermodels would trust to touch their hair. I had photographed the Coty Award–winning Giorgio before. He was a talented designer and a very kind man whose bold, colorful, ethnic-inspired, fantasy designs had caught the attention of Diana Vreeland and the avant-garde in the 60s. Veruschka was on every conceivable magazine cover all over the world and had played the model in the cult film Blow Up… But her childhood is what was compelling to me. She was born in Nazi-occupied East Prussia in 1939, and when she was 5 years old, her father, Count Heinrich von Lehndorff-Steinort, was executed for his alleged part in the assassination attempt on Hitler. Her entire family was placed in a concentration camp until the end of the war where they emerged penniless, all of this before she became a Vogue superstar in the 1960s. For me, the photograph evokes memories of a glittering time long ago… Take note of the young man in the background; his face suggests a longing to be a part of that fabulous exclusive trio. u 60 QUEST


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ON SAIL A view of Santorini, Greece;

A VERY LONG time ago I wrote right here that spending a summer on the Riviera or the Greek isles without a boat was as useless as a eunuch in a cathouse. That was then and this is now, alas. The French and Greek seas are the same, if a little bit more crowded, but the people with boats are very, very different. Back then one knew almost everyone worth knowing, that is everyone with a smart sailing boat, and a few with gin palaces that were graceful. These modern horrors of today that look like refrigerators on steroids, with top-heavy superstructures from bow to stern, helicopters, jet skis, and even submarines on board, chartered to celebrities with hookers included, have 62 QUEST

killed elegant yachting and then some. Gulf bandits specialize in owning or chartering such abominations, and they have made finding good crews an almost impossible task. As many professional old salts have admitted, why work on a boat whose owner knows about the sea when you can fake it, relax tied up in port, and get paid for doing almost nothing on one whose owner knows only about hookers? The charismatic Gianni Agnelli, who sailed his beautiful boats very close to the wind, and de-masted one of mine, insisted that one could instantly judge a person by the boat they own. One sure could, and the majority of the good ones were sailing boats. Loel Guinness had

an elegant gin palace, as did Onassis with the Christina, but the epitome of elegance was sailing boats. Today I can think of only three beautiful ships that are diesel-powered classics, and they are Mark Getty’s Talitha, Tara Getty’s Blue Bird, and Lord Bamford’s Virginian. I am sure there are more, many more, but I haven’t come across them lately. Needless to say, there are still sailors who love hoisting sails the old-fashioned way, with their muscles rather than coffee grinders, such as those on the Puritan, the boat I take every year under Captain Simone, an old Italian salt who is about the best around the

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TA K I Med waters. The Puritan needs nine sailors, and the wife was worried about what type of virus young sailors might bring on board along with their muscles. One lives very close to others on boats, and one also tends to drink a hell of a lot while sailing. My problem when I was on Bushido and on French waters was the difficulty of going ashore in order to exercise. Every marina was jam-packed with horrors, and the Frogs would not permit anchoring off shore for any length of time. Lack of exercise

ary among those in the know. My mother was no fool, but the ball-and-chain standard high up on the main mast did its job magnificently. She told me that the one time she decided to drop in on my father she found him dining with a priest. Yep, those were the days, and nights. We had some wild evenings on board with Nick Scott and Tim Hoare while those two wonderful friends were still kicking. In fact that is how Pugs Club began, with Roger Taylor’s and Tim Hoare’s sailing beauties, along with

cook out to find it. Daniel was not only the best cook I ever had, he was the greatest pickup artist who has ever existed. I then gathered the crew of six in the stern and proceeded to get drunk with them. Daniel returned with four ladies, perhaps not to the manor born, but no bra straps showing. The last coming up the gangplank asked me if I was the cook. I am the owner, I informed her. Then things got quite rowdy and suddenly Alexandra appeared and ordered everyone out. The crew disappeared

Clockwise from top left: The French Riviera; Lord Bamford’s Virginian; a ball-and-chain flag; the Puritan; Gloria Guinness on Loel Guinness’s yacht.

is the main culprit for gaining weight while on board, as is boozing. My first Bushido, a 1939-built Swedish Anker beauty, needed a crew of four—the anchor was pulled up manually—and yours truly on the tiller to operate. She was so graceful I remember Onassis passing by and giving me a thumbs-up sign for her elegance. Along with my dad’s Aries, a 1953 Camper-Nicholson ketch, and his 1962 America’s Cup semifinalist Nefertiti, my father and I had three alluring sailing boats on which to do our business. Dad was quite a womanizer, as was his father, and the only time my mother visited on board he hoisted a ball-and-chain flag signaling “wife on board” and for the tarts to stay away. That pennant became legend-

Bushido, being regularly wiped out by Bob Miller’s Marie Cha. Next week I’m off to the private island of Koronis for the annual Pugs reunion. In the meantime, a last story about the last time I was in Patmos on board the last Bushido. If it sounds familiar, it’s because I’ve written it here before, but a long time ago. Bushido tied up in Patmos and the living was easy. The boat had been delivered in the South of France and had been sailed to Athens for the 2004 Olympics. I had a judo master, a karate instructor, a wrestler, and a mixed-martial artist on board. After the Games the tough guys flew away and the wife arrived. Once in Patmos, I needed some action and I sent Daniel the German

quicker than U-boat sailors diving to avoid an attacking destroyer. The last lady out turned and whispered to me, “I knew you were the cook.” u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. SEPTEMBER 2021 63


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SEPTEMBER IS calling, and it’s not just back to school. As summer waves roll into September days and nights back at the office and on the social circuit, you’ll need some new threads to carry you through. We’ve stocked up on some of our favorite labels, like looks from Carolina Herrera and accessories from Balmain and Graziela. We hope you’re also ready to get dressed up again! Look no further than Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2021 collection for the best outfits this gala season, one we’re especially excited for this year. Shop the full look Graziela’s 18-kt.

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yellow gold and diamond earrings add a unique flair to any look. $7,850 at grazielagems.com.

The perfect gift: Elizaberth Gage’s South Sea cultured pearl bracelet with shell caps. $19,162 at elizabeth-gage.com.

Step out in style this fall with Balmain’s Tara calfskin slingbacks, the perfect party pump. $895 at balmain.com. 64 QUEST


There’s nothing quite like a Barton & Gary membership, offering access to some of the most stunning Hinckley yachts in nearly 30 harbors. For more information, visit bartonandgray.com.

Kiton’s Fall 2021 collection offers looks that seamlessly transition from the workplace to cocktail hour. Shop the collection at kiton.com.

This stunning replica model version of the 2022 Formula 1 racing car is expertly crafted in Aspreyhallmarked sterling silver. $39,500 at asprey.com.

A classic with a touch of brightness: Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual now comes in an array of face colors. Shop Rolex at Wempe: 700 Fifth Ave. or 212.397.9000.

Oh-so Quest-y! We love this chic tote by Paravel. Customize and shop at tourparavel.com.

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Fresh Finds Walters Faith 18-kt. rose gold and diamond necklace. $25,000 at waltersfaith.com. No one does creative fall designs like Miuccia Prada. Shop her latest looks at prada. com, or visit Prada at 724 Fifth Ave.

Snap your favorite moments this season with Leica’s CL camera. $3,795 at leica.com.

A fun statement piece: Fred Leighton’s nephrite, 18-kt. white gold and diamond bracelet. $3,850 fredleighton.com.

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A shapely handbag that we’re gushing over—Cult Gaia’s Hera leather zip shoulder bag. $418 at neimanmarcus.com.

We can’t get enough of Gabriela Hearst’s Fall 2021 collection—packed with chic, wearable outfits for every occasion. Visit gabrielahearst. com to shop the look.

Looking for the perfect fall getaway? Try Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, offering equestrian adventures and much more. Book at casadecampo.com.do.

A scent that never goes out of style: Tom Ford’s Rose Prick Eau de Parfum. $368 for 1.7 oz. at neimanmarcus.com.

Linda Horn’s quirky set of three connected vases in yellow, orange and red, a humorous design with the mouth of each vase showing lips and teeth. $1,295 at lindahorn.com. SEPTEMBER 2021 67


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AT HOME AT THE CARLYLE B Y B R O O K E K E L LY SINCE OPENING its doors in 1930, The Carlyle Hotel has perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the Upper East Side. Its luxury, sophistication, prime location, and jovial staff have made it both a New York City icon, and a favorite among celebrities, royals, and presidents alike. To toast its 90th anniversary, Assouline just released its newest tome, The Carlyle, which includes an introduction by Vanity Fair writer-at-large James Reginato and a foreword by rock musician Lenny Kravitz. The book shares memories from its most prominent guests and photos that commemorate the hotel’s storied history and most glamorous moments. The Carlyle was conceived in the Roaring Twenties by real estate tycoon Moses Ginsberg, who envisioned an understated yet luxurious Upper East Side residential hotel. Ginsberg invested millions of dollars into the project and hired architect Sylvan Bien to design the 35-story limestone-clad art deco tower and Dorothy Draper to design the bold, neoclassical interiors. Ginsberg’s daughter named the establishment, paying homage to the work of British philosopher 68 QUEST


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Thomas Carlyle. However, by the time the doors opened in 1930, the boom of the 1920s was decisively over and the hotel was forced into foreclosure. It was sold to the Lyleson Corporation, which kept the original management and maintained the hotel’s staid reputation. It was not until the next postwar boom that the hotel took on its more lavish, high-society status. New owner Robert Whittle Dowling, who was known for owning properties in the grittier parts of town, used the acquisition of the hotel to transform his own reputation—requiring references for first-time guests of the hotel. Dowling opened the famous Bemelmans Bar in the hotel and attracted elegant Europeans, celebrities, and U.S. presidents as clientele, ultimately making the hotel “the New York White House.” In 1948, Harry Truman became the first president to visit The Carlyle, with each of his successors through Bill Clinton following his lead. Famously, President John F. Kennedy maintained an apartment at the hotel where he was known to sneak Marilyn Monroe into through the service entrance and where he enjoyed his last breakfast before his fateful plane trip to Martha’s Vineyard. In 1967, real estate scion Peter Sharp took over the hotel, and notably revamped the Café Carlyle, which originally opened in 1955. Although the romantic décor featuring murals by Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of Moulin Rouge, was a draw, Sharp noticed that the venue was lacking in exciting music. He hired piano prodigy Bobby Short in 1968, setting the musical standard of the lounge for years to come and giving birth to the venue as we know it now. Short became the soul of Café Carlyle for four decades, and its current cabaret experience still


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Orlando Bloom leaving The Carlyle. Opposite page, clockwise from bottom left: The Carlyle’s lobby, illustrated by Kera Till; calendar illustration by Chelsey McLaren featuring Jacqueline Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, leaving The Carlyle, 1961.

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features acts from top-of-the-line performers like Isaac Mizrahi, Judy Collins, Alan Cumming, and Rita Wilson. Today, The Carlyle is part Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and recently underwent significant renovations to keep guests comfortable and attract a younger generation, while maintaining the charm that gives the hotel its magical character. Doormen with biscuits in their pockets stand ready to welcome furry companions and longtime staff members know guests by name. “The whole staff—the doorman, the bellman, the housekeepers— they’re like my family. You just want them to be sitting on your bed, chatting about this and that. They’re such characters,” said author Charles Finch. It’s the combination of its rich history and charming staff that make the Carlyle Hotel the icon that it is today. Current managing director Anthony McHale puts it best. “Over 90 years of history have contributed to this authenticity. There’s nothing like it that exists anymore in New York. The Carlyle has such a whimsical quality and the most eclectic mixture of guests that I’ve ever seen in a hotel—movie stars, presidents, royalty, artists and on top of that, locals and families with their children and their dogs. It all comes together, in a sense of home, and everybody’s like family.” u This page, from above: The living room of the Presidential Suite at The Carlyle offers a breathtaking view of Central Park; the front desk at The Carlyle. Opposite page, clockwise from above: Tom Sturridge and Jason Sudeikis at The Carlyle; Pedro Caballero, a bartender at The Carlyle; Tonychi Studio designed the desk area of the suite to perfection. SEPTEMBER 2021 73


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This spread: The new collaboration between BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro and Fever-Tree Distillers Cola makes the best Rum and Cola we’ve tasted and is now available nationwide. For more information, please visit bacardi.com.

IT’S THE perfect paring: BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro and Fever-Tree Cola, a Rum and Cola like no other. Recently, Fever-Tree—a producer of premium mixers that has set a new standard for quality and innovation by crafting the finest mixers to complement the finest spirits—announced the launch of its Distillers Cola, a collaboration with aficionados across the spirits world. The most noteworthy partnership, however, has been with BACARDÍ’s Master Blender, José “Joe” A. Gómez, on “Rum and Cola Reimagined,” a national program with Fever-Tree Distillers Cola and BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro. Designed for mixing with the finest rums and whiskeys, the new expression is available nationwide. Say José “Joe” A. Gómez: “We are delighted to collaborate alongside Fever-Tree Distillers Cola. We were very impressed with its abilities to complement our fine rums and our BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro in particular. Mixing with this new cola takes a classic drink, the Rum and Cola, and elevates it in terms of flavor and quality. As a blender, it is very exciting to

see the nuances of my spirits come through and be celebrated, rather than covered up.” In the same way Fever-Tree revolutionized tonic water for gin, ginger for vodkas, and sodas for tequilas by sourcing the highest quality, natural ingredients, Fever-Tree Distillers Cola will do justice to the premium whiskeys and rums with which it has been designed to mix. Made with the care and attention to detail with the most acclaimed distillers in mind, FeverTree Distillers Cola is a unique recipe of naturally sourced ingredients. They include Caribbean kola nuts, Tahitian limes, and a selection of distilled botanicals and spices, such as Jamaican pimento berries and Madagascan vanilla. It’s delicious. The result is a cola that is rich and complex in flavor, with the perfect level of sweetness to complement and elevate whiskeys and rums from the finest distilleries. Try it first with BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on what’s being called the best Rum & Cola of the summer. u SEPTEMBER 2021 75


The gardens and artfully tended grounds at The Charlotte Inn are reminiscent of an old-world English country home, with immaculate lawns and manicured hedges. Opposite: Barclay welcomes guests to The Main House of The Charlotte Inn in Martha’s Vineyard.


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AN INNKEEPER’S TALE IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD, on the east side of the island, sits a captain’s house designed in the traditional British style. Once the haunt of fearless whale hunters, The Charlotte Inn—one of the Vineyard’s most special destinations—transports you to another world. At this lovely inn, tranquility and hospitality meet Edwardian elegance. The staff, attentive and courteous, are alert to every detail, and there no computers or cell phones are allowed, except in the privacy of the guest rooms. SEPTEMBER 2021 77


T R AV E L Here, the suites are exquisitely decorated with English lamps and other creative antiques. They are all appointed with fine art, luxurious linens, and fresh flowers, offering a romantic reflection of a bygone era. The gardens and artfully tended grounds at The Charlotte Inn are also reminiscent of an old-world English country home with immaculate lawns and manicured hedges. Guest can walk around the ground and see lush flowering planters, wicker and wrought iron garden furniture, meandering brick walkways, and relax in quiet courtyards. Secluded, yet minutes from the village shops, restaurants, and Edgartown harbor, The Charlotte Inn embodies a simpler way of life, with top-notch service that fosters a sense of peace and well-being. It’s easy to discover the beautiful island and explore its famous lighthouses and beaches, which are ideal for water sports and sailing. The Terrace restaurant at The Charlotte Inn also offers exceptional fine dining with an innovative approach to classic French cuisine, highlighting regionally sourced, seasonal ingredients, all expertly prepared. Now entering its fifth decade as an internationally renowned destination, The Charlotte Inn is a longtime haven for generations of discerning travelers, a retreat in which to unplug and unwind in style. The transformation of the original 1866 house and property—including its meticulously restored buildings, and impressive collections

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Inside one of the Charlotte Inn’s guestrooms. Opposite, clockwise from above: The lobby at The Charlotte Inn is reminiscent of a bygone era; attention to detail makes the trip to this wonderful inn extra special; The Terrace restaurant at The Charlotte Inn offers exceptional fine dining with an innovative approach to classic French cuisine, highlighting regionally sourced, seasonal ingredients—all expertly prepared.

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of art, antiques, and period furnishings—has been a longtime labor of love. At the foot of the inn’s grand staircase, for instance, the library gives its guests a quiet sitting area overlooking South Summer Street. Leather-bound books fill glass-fronted cases, gorgeous photography books are stacked on a marble-topped table under the crystal chandelier, and a working fireplace flanked with two antique tufted-leather chairs offers a relaxing place to read. Owners and innkeepers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Gery and Paula Conover, have earned countless praise and awards for the inn’s gracious hospitality, elegant luxury accommodations, and devoted attention to detail and comfort. The Charlotte Inn also released Behind the Times on Purpose, an

elegantly designed coffee-table book showcasing the manicured gardens and grounds, the restored buildings, and the collections of art and antiques housed within The Charlotte Inn. Published by Vineyard Stories, with photographs by Nina Bramhall, the book is a nice reminder of your visit to The Charlotte Inn. It’s the perfect accompaniment to an inn gift certificate, or a source of endless inspiration for your own home. u In its four buildings, antiques at The Charlotte Inn are true to the periods of the 18th and 19th centuries. Opposite, clockwise from top left: The Charlotte Inn, located on a quiet side street in the town of Edgartown, Mass., has the look and feel of one of Europe’s great country homes; delivering fresh flowers; The Terrace restaurant at The Charlotte Inn; a bathroom in one of the inn’s guestrooms. SEPTEMBER 2021 81


RALPH LAUREN: THE ART OF DRESSAGE

IT’S FALL, and it’s time to dress up to go out again—to restaurants, Broadway, museums, galas…all the stuff we dearly miss. Luckily Ralph Lauren has us covered, this time with an exciting new collection of accessories that recently launched. Remaining true to Ralph Lauren’s deep equestrian roots, The Welington Accessory Collection pairs exquisite, classic detailing with a modern aesthetic. Referencing traditional saddlery, the collection is comprised of handbags, shoes, belts, small leather goods, watches, and jewelry (across men’s and women’s) that boast equestrian-inspired hardware. Each piece in the collection showcases one of Ralph Lauren’s most recognizable motifs: the sleek silhouette of a stirrup. The bags, for instance—comprised of a shoulder bag, crossbody bag, tote bag, and zip portfolio—sit elegantly under the arm with a short leather strap while the front flap displays the stirrup motif. Colorways include classic RL gold, black, taupe, and truffle leather, with variations in suede, python, snakeskin, and shearling. And the men’s Welington Tote Bag is an Italian-made tote bag that is crafted 00 8 2 QUEST

in calfskin. Its streamlined silhouette, smart and appealing, is complemented by equestrian-inspired polished brass hardware in a palladium finish, and colorways include black and dark brown chestnut. The Welington Collection also features a robust footwear assortment, including several boot styles, flats, and sandals. The iconic riding boot is expertly reimagined with the stirrup buckle on the outer ankle and is introduced in a block heel style. The riding boot also appears as a bootie in flat, block heel, and stiletto heel, offering a young, modern twist to the classic style. And we are gushing over the Ralph Lauren Stirrup timepieces (in 36-mm. and 32-mm.) presented in a matte-black finish, with black lacquered dial, Roman numerals, minute track, and stainless-steel case encompassed by a beautifully curved sapphire crystal. The self-winding, Swiss-made movement is hand-finished with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and circular graining, known as perlage. We can’t wait to see how you dress up the collection in your own way this fall. u

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This spread: Ralph Lauren’s Welington Accessory Collection pairs exquisite, classic detailing with a modern aesthetic. Referencing traditional saddlery, the collection is comprised of handbags, shoes, belts, small leather goods, watches, and jewelry (across men’s and women’s) that boast equestrian-inspired hardware. Each piece in the collection showcases one of Ralph Lauren’s most recognizable motifs: the sleek silhouette of a stirrup.


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Cristina Condon of Sotheby’s International Realty in Palm Beach. Opposite page: Some of Cristina’s recent sales, including (from left) 320 Island Road in Palm Beach, a unit at 2 N. Breakers Row in Palm Beach, and the record-breaking 2000 S. Ocean Blvd in Manalapan.

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A SUCCESSFUL real estate producer—particularly in a market as competitive as Palm Beach—must have incomparable knowledge of the market, integrity, and a strong network of connections. Such attributes have made Cristina “Cris” Condon of Sotheby’s International Realty a top agent on the island for more than 25 years, selling more than a billion dollars of residential properties in and around Palm Beach over the last decade. A former resident of Cuba, Chicago, and New York, Condon’s career with Sotheby’s began in 1982 with an already established array of domestic and international clientele. Described as a hard worker with an optimistic attitude, Condon has worked with a diverse set of clients ranging from the experienced, most discriminating investor to the novice first-time buyer. She represents all of them with same patience and grace that make even the most difficult negotiations seem pleasant. This integrity coupled with competence, has earned Condon notable listings and successful sales across Palm Beach. Her most recent headline-grabbing deal was the record-breaking $94.17 million sale of a 15-acre ocean-to-lake estate in Manalapan. The transaction took place this past March amid a flurry of deal activity in Palm Beach County, as buyers continue to flee to the area in search of a better lifestyle during the pandemic. Condon’s professionalism is recognized not only by her

clients but also her colleagues. Kirk Henckels of Compass, a former vice chairman of Stribling and founding director of Stribling Private Brokerage, recalls his experience working with Condon in her early days in the industry. “Cris and I worked together in the mid-1980s, and even then she was the best broker in Palm Beach. In my humble opinion, and I don’t say this lightly, Cris Condon is the best broker I have ever met.” Nikki Field, a top agent for Sotheby’s in New York, had the opportunity to learn from Condon through their cross-market collaborations and attributes Condon’s success directly to her unfailing personal commitment to each of her clients. “It is no secret that her vigorous yet confidential representation is in a league of its own. She truly exemplifies the highest caliber of experience and integrity in a sometimes chaotic, fast paced, high stakes game of Palm Beach residential real estate. The results? Client loyalty and industry respect.” u To contact Cris Condon, email cristina.condon@sothebys.realty or call 561.301.2211. For more information and to view current listings, visit cristinacondon.com. SEPTEMBER 2021 85


Wedding Season P R O D U C E D B Y B R O O K E K E L LY

Elizabeth Preston Burrus & Parker Louis Cox May 22, 2021 j Paget, BerMuda PhotograPhed

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Libby and Parker were married before 95 guests at the Coral Beach and Tennis Club. The bride wore a gown by Carolina Herrera, and carried a bouquet of all white flowers that included peonies, David Austin roses, ranunculuses, and freesias. Her father, Peter Michael Burrus, walked her down the aisle. After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dancing, and wedding cake. Special antique sterling silver pieces and white linen napkins that belonged to Libby’s grandmother were used to decorate the tables. Guests watched the couple share thier first dance to “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood. Later on, a Space Disco–themed afterparty took place at the Beach Terrace. The newlyweds recently traveled to Africa for their honeymoon, which included a safari in Botswana followed by beach lounging in Mozambique.

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July 24, 2021 j Rome, Italy PhotogRaPhed by geRman laRkIn Kitty and Michael were married during a three-day affair at Villa Aldobrandini outside of Rome. Throughout the celebrations, the bride donned five custom handmade gowns by Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she serves as a brand ambassador. Her brothers—Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Samuel Aitken—walked her down the aisle since her father was unable to attend. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Positano, Italy.


Charlotte Spencer Burch & Brendan McLoughlin Seaver February 6, 2021 j Palm beach, Florida PhotograPhed by christina cernik

Chloe and Brendan were married before 130 guests at a private club. The bride donned a gown by Lela Rose customized by Mark Ingram, and the same earrings that her mother wore on her wedding day. She carried a bouquet of freesias, white roses, and sweet peas. The bridesmaids, including her sister and business partner Neely, wore dresses from Tuckernuck. Chloe’s father walked her down the aisle. After the ceremony, guests were welcomed to a reception, and watched the couple share their first dance to “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede. After the festivities, the newlyweds departed for their honeymoon in Mexico.

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One year after marrying in an intimate ceremony due to the pandemic, Phoebe and Franz renewed their vows before family and friends at the Chocorua Island Chapel. The bride donned a dress by Ann Barge, her godmother’s hair pin, and earrings gifted by the groom as she walked down the aisle with her father, Jon Harris. The reception took place at their family’s farm overlooking Squam Lake, where the couple shared their first dance to “Love You for a Long Time” by Maggie Rogers. The evening culminated with an afterparty in their barn. The weekend was planned by Lindsey Shaktman of Mavin House. The newlyweds traveled to Tuscany for their honeymoon in August.


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Welcome back to Oz! On September 14, Wicked returns to Broadway. Tickets for the show are now on sale and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. Visit wickedthemusical.com for more information and touring dates in New York, Dallas, and other cities.

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Global Strays will hold its third annual benefit “Redefining Animal Welfare” in Southampton from 6 to 9 p.m., with Animal Champion guests of honor Jas Leverette and Georgina Bloomberg For more information please visit globalstrays.org. ART HAMPTON

This Labor Day weekend, Southampton will welcome art lovers from all over the world as it plays host to the Hampton’s Fine Art Fair at Southampton Arts Center, September 2–6. This year, over 70 international art galleries from across the country and world will showcase their most important 20th and 21st century art, all for immediate acquisition. For more information, visit hamptonsfineartfair.com.

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The Hampton Library “Hamptons Jazz Fest” will take place at 2478 Main Street in Bridgehampton from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit hamptonsjazzfest.com.

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The Armory Show, taking place

this year from September 9–12 at New York City’s Javits Center, presents the world’s leading international galleries showcasing works from both modern masters and cutting-edge contemporary artists. Each year, the show helps the art market thrive through making buying, selling, and discovering art more accessible. For tickets and more information, visit thearmoryshow.com.

Untermyer Gardens Conservancy (945 N Broadway, in Yonkers, New York) will host its Sunset Soirée on September 14, celebrating its 10th anniversary and honoring Stephen F. Byrns. The Samuel Untermyer Award will also be presented to Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. For more information, visit untermyergardens.org.

On September 14, Wicked returns to Broadway. Tickets for the show are now on sale and can be purchased online at ticketmaster. com. Visit wickedthemusical.com for more information and touring dates in New York, Dallas, and other cities.

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Closing Day at the Saratoga Race Course will take place on Monday September 6. For more information and to view race schedules, please visit nyra.com/saratoga.

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Bring your friends and family to enjoy a casual Friday night amongst the vines at The Wölffer Estate, where you can enjoy the sunset, music, and Wölffer wine. Visit wolffer.com for more information.

Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich will celebrate its annual benefit “Moonlit in Mykonos” at 4 Horseneck Lane from 7 to 9 p.m. Both in-person and at-home options will be offered. For more information, visit bgcg.org.


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Pegasus Therapeutic Riding’s “Giddy Up Gala” will take place at 310 Peach Lake Road in Brewster, New York, from 4 to 8 p.m. The evening will include a sunset cocktail hour, dancing, live music by country singer Jessica Lynn, a farm-to-table BBQ dinner from Wandering Daves, drinks, and much more. For more information visit pegasustr.org.

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On September 14, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in Yonkers, New York, will host its Sunset Soirée, celebrating its 10th anniversary. For more information, visit untermyergardens.com.

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The Newport International Boat Show—one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, spanning over 13 acres of historic downtown Newport, Rhode Island—will take place from September 16–19 at the Newport Yachting Center Marina. Visitors can walk the docks and view a spectacular display of shiny new sailboats and powerboats, some making their first-ever debut in the United States. For tickets and more information, visit newportboatshow.com.

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will welcome audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families its Big Umbrella Outdoors event from September 17–19. This weekend of programming will be a part of Restart Stages, the new outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus to champion the city’s cultural and economic revival. For tickets and more information, please visit lincolncenter.org.

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Central Park Conservancy will hold its 40th anniversary celebration at Conservatory Garden (at 105th Street and Fifth Avenue), honoring

the donors of the Harlem Meer Outdoor Center. For more information, visit centralparknyc.org.

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Bring your friends and family to enjoy a casual Friday night (they’ll run through early October, weather permitting) amongst the vines at The Wölffer Estate, where you can enjoy the sunset, music, and Wölffer wine. Visit wolffer.com for more information.

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Boo at the Zoo, the annual Halloween tradition, is back this year at the Bronx Zoo. This Halloween season, the event will feature family-friendly activities, all of which have taken safety

On Monday, October 4, Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, will hold its 10th Annual Memorial Golf Classic at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem, New York. The event is held to raise essential funds to support the $1.8 million that Regional Hospice provides in free, un-reimbursed care and invaluable services for patients as they approach the end of their lives. This year, the event celebrates the memory of Brookfield, CT resident Bill Leverence. For tickets and more information, visit regionalhospicect.com.

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Dan’s Dinner in the Vines “Hamptons” will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Peconic Bay Vineyards. For more information, visit danstaste.com.

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The 2021 Graham Windham Gala will be held on Tuesday, September 28, honoring Jess Dannhauser, Chief Executive Officer of Graham Windham. Attendees will be joined by Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, FPWA as our Keynote Speaker. With cautious optimism (and government guidelines permitting) the event committee plans for an in-person celebration at Gotham Hall in New York City. For more information, visit graham-windham.org.

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ISN’T SHE LOVELY PRODUCED BY ELIZ ABETH MEIGHER AND BROOKE KELLY PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIE SKARRAT T HAIR BY EDDIE PLISHTI MAKEUP BY SEIYA IIBUCHI, FEATURING MAC COSMETICS

UPON MEETING LILI BUFFETT, her big brown eyes, slight frame, sweet demeanor, and soft-spoken tone may compel you to do a double take if I told you that she is a graduate of Columbia University, with a degree in Economics and Philosophy—and maintains a deep passion for understanding and resolving issues related to global inequity, social injustice, and gender inequality. I know, in this day and age it’s untoward to talk about looks, but you just can’t help but notice how naturally beautiful she is. There’s no denying the camera loves her, but what’s truly special is how Lili’s beauty radiates from within. She’s cheerful and kind and graceful—and because she’s also quite savvy, she’s easily able to help coordinate the looks that work well for her, and portray them in the best possible postures—whether the occasion might call for dramatic glam, a fresh-faced smile, a playful shimmy, or a fun kick of the heel in The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park’s Presidential Suite. ◆

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Lili departs The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park dressed in a glen plaid suit from Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2021 Collection, paired with Asprey’s Citrine/Pink Maxi Chaos Earrings, and Vhernier’s Tourbillion Ring in Rose Gold/Titanium. Over her shoulder she carries Ralph Lauren’s Wellington Crossbody Bag in Taupe. Opposite page: Lili brings on the fall in NYC dressed in Oscar de la Renta’s Palm Leaf Trumpet Gown in Evergreen, and Asprey’s Chaos Collection Peridot Cluster pendant, Citrine/Pink Maxi Chaos Earrings, and Citrine/Pink Maxi Chaos Ring. On her left hand she wears Cartier’s Maillon de Cartier watch, Trinity Ring in gold and diamonds, and Panthère de Cartier and Juste un Clou bracelets.

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closed doors the storied families of Palm Beach are all about having fun. They laugh and joke (inside jokes are hysterical), little ones get tickled, dogs are beloved (and remarkably well-behaved), and grandparents (the “Pop Pop’s”, the “Gagas”, the “Mimis”…) are always the best- just ask their grandchildren. Most importantly, families love each other. Simple moments spent together are the sweetest moments: a family gathering before dinner, a playful walk in the garden, tea and cookies while Dad reads a favorite book, and a breakfast bar-b-q at the beach. Memories are created that will be shared at dinner tables through generations. If you’re lucky enough to see behind the walls of Palm Beach’s tasteful houses, buildings, and hotels, you will find that families are J A NAUPA RR IL Y 22 00 22 01 0 0


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What could be more fun than a picnic in Central Park? Lili enjoys the Ritz-Carlton’s Picnic in the Park dressed in an Oscar de la Renta Printed Faille Dress, Asprey Citrine/Pink Maxi Chaos Earrings, a Cartier Maillon de Cartier watch and Trinity ring, a Vhernier Moon Rock Crystal Carnelian Bracelet, and J.McLaughlin Esme Raffia Sandals. To her left, she carries Roger Vivier’s Viv’ Cabas Foulard Bag, to her right (from right) are Paravel’s Weekender in Scout Tan, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park’s Picnic Set, and J.McLaughlin’s Chiara Tortoise Sunglasses and Maribel Raffia Hat.

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Dancing “The Dishwasher” in Dior! Standing in the doorway of The Ritz-Carlton’s Presidential Suite’s dining room, Lili wears a sensational red gown from Christian Dior’s Fall 2021 collection, black J’Adior slingback pumps, and an antique Victorian Old

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Pretty in pink. Lili wears a pink Oscar de la Renta tweed mini dress with zigzag hem and Manolo Blahnik nude leather Pointed Toe Pumps, paired with Kwiat 7.67 Carat Round Diamond Stud Earrings set in Platinum, and Fred Leighton’s Oval Rosecut Diamond Scalloped Double Halo Ring. Inset: Twirling in Zimmermann’s Concert Tubular Midi Dress in Pink Peonies, accented with Asprey’s 1781 Pochette in Copper Rose Python. Opposite page: Dazzling in head-to-toe Ralph Lauren Fall 2021 Collection, paired with Ralph Lauren’s Wellington Crossbody Bag in Taupe, antique Victorian Diamond Floral Motif Girandole Pendant Earrings from Fred Leighton, and Cartier’s Juste un Clou bracelet in 18k white gold and diamonds, and Étincelle de Cartier ring in 18k

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Kick up your heels! Lili kicks back in a black and pink tulle evening gown from Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2021 Collection, Roger Vivier silver Bouquet Strass Buckle Slingback heels, Asprey’s Sunflower Bracelet in white gold and diamonds, and Kwiat’s 7.67 Carat Round Diamond Stud Earrings and Graduating Round Diamond Riviera Necklace in Platinum, with a 6 Carat Center Diamond. Asprey’s Belle Mini Bag in Ginger Bullskin & Nubuck rests on the windowsill. Inset: Reclining in the living room wearing Zimmermann’s white Tempo Crochet Trim Mini Dress in cream, Fred Leighton’s Oval Rosecut Diamond Scalloped Double Halo Ring, and Stubbs & Wootton Grace Rib Cage espadrilles. On the table, Lili carries with her (from left) Stubbs & Wootton’s Cuenca Tote, and J.McLaughlin’s Arianna Suede Bucket Bag.


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Balancing Act. Lili crosses a busy New York City street dressed in a look from Tod’s Fall 2021 Collection, and black leather Tod’s sandals. Opposite page: Sitting pretty in Zimmermann’s Concert Spliced Shirt Mini Dress, Manolo Blahnik nude leather Pointed Toe Pumps, Vhernier’s Tourbillion Ring in Rose Gold/Titanium, and Asprey’s Purple Chaos Earrings, Maxi Chaos Ring, Purple and Citrine Pendant Necklace, and 167 Mini Bag in Copper Rose Python. Various sizes of Asprey’s Leigh Jewel Cases in black and

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FASHION IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD BY ROBERT JANJIGIAN

THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic brought startling and pretty abrupt changes to the American way of life; masking, Zooming, virtual visits, social distancing, curbside pickup, lockdown, variant, super-spreader quarantine, and other terms were added almost immediately to our lexicon. In the dressing department, many followed the Zuckerberg approach: going for the hoodie—albeit a luxurious Cuccinelli cashmere one—and jeans and trainers for daytime and nighttime, as few nights on the town were an option and the black-tie gala scene just seemed so 2019. A night home with Netflix replaced HappyHour; and most dancing took place on TikTok. So how will life and times proceed once the pandemic is in the rear view? The fashion scene adapted to the COVID limitations quite handily; cinematic virtual fashion shows on YouTube from New York, Paris, and Milan houses replaced the inperson runway spectacles. Online sites took over from the established brick-and-mortar shopping experience. Designers responded to the athleisure dominance by making comfortable clothes that weren’t too complicated and echoed the dressed-down trend. Consider Jodie Foster’s choice of an ultra-cool pair of Prada PJs as her at-home Red Carpet look for the 2020 Golden Globes. We asked a select group of designers and tastemakers about their experiences during the COVID year, how the pandemic restrictions changed their business, and what they see or hope to see as the next phase for the luxury fashion business.

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CAROLINA HERRERA foresees the equivalent of the post-World War II “New Look” that couturier Christian Dior originated when designers were free of restrictions on fabric. “Women will go back to dressing in an elegant way, after all the sport clothes they’ve been wearing,” she states, adding that she hopes that evening dresses will be in demand, as they were pre-COVID.

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“OUR STORES were closed, but our online sales soared,” explains Percy Steinhart, founder and president of Stubbs & Wootton. Flats and slides were in demand, and slippers in velvet, embroidery, and needlepoint were the decided winners for the company. “We’d phased out heels anyway,” says Steinhart, adding that the original styles introduced by Stubbs in the mid 1980s were the hottest sellers. “They come to us for one thing,” Steinhart says, noting that his expansion into the women’s handbag business had been discontinued, when he saw that his clientele preferred bags from Chanel or Hermès. “I didn’t see the need to compete with them.” Steinhart believes the key to continued success in the luxury shoe business is in the bespoke or custom arena and in collaborations that result in limited-edition and highly individual styles, as well as personalized styles featuring monograms, custom needle points, and fabrics. “It’s having something unique,” he says. “People want something special and original now.”

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AERIN LAUDER

FOR AERIN LAUDER, the most notable change to the style landscape in the age of COVID has been the desire for comfort. “Personally, I always feel more confident when I am comfortable in what I’m wearing, so I hope this is a change that stays,” says Lauder. For next spring, Lauder will expand her tabletop offerings. “I have found myself embracing nights at home with family and close friends more than ever before, so I wanted to make sure our collection represented that concept.” In the expanding AERIN fashion arena, Lauder is launching a few exclusive pieces this fall, in collaboration with Vilshenko and Benhaz Sarafpour. As the granddaughter of beauty pioneer Estée Lauder, Aerin Lauder has cosmetics running through her veins. Since March 2020, much was made of “maskne” and making up for appearances on Zoom. She is more philosophical about the idea of beauty during and after the pandemic. Self-care was an important part of her COVID way of life. ‘“Whether it was a little bit of makeup or my morning or evening skincare routine, it’s a simple gesture that made me feel good and helped me maintain a sense of routine.” She continues, “I think when times are tough, women still want to feel their best. Makeup, skincare, and fragrance are easy ways to make someone feel special no matter the circumstance; if anything, this time has given us all a reset to appreciate and prioritize the small actions that can turn around an entire day.” Clockwise from left: Aerin Lauder, founder and creative director of AERIN; the Calinda Tall Vase in Forest Green; the Nendaz Cypress Candle. 108 QUEST

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Founder & Creative Director, Ala von Auersperg ALA ISHAM launched her first Ala von Auersperg boutique on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach just prior to the onset of the coronavirus spread. What could have been a disaster, ended up being a roaring success. “We were all surprised given what was going on in the world,” she reflects. “But the boutique has done extraordinarily well.” She also created a number of masks featuring her signature prints, in response to the moment. Isham believes that women will want to get dressed up, put on makeup, and go out on the town once the threat of the virus is past. But what has changed, she observes, is “less tolerance for discomfort.” “I will not change the ethos behind my clothes, which are luxurious in their ease, comfort and versatility,” says Isham. Isham will continue to sell online and via trunk shows at various places across the country, but is bucking the retail trend toward internet as the principal method of sales. “Our Palm Beach store continues to perform, and will resume our schedule of trunk shows. It’ll be great to get out there again, engaging with the customer where she lives.”

Clockwise from top right: Ala von Auersperg’s founder and creative director, Ala Isham; a fall look featuring the Sunflower print; Ala Isham and daughter, Sunny Kneissl Zweig, in a new fall print, Autumn Leaves; a fall look featuring the Sunflower print.


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ASPREY’S John Rigas reports that the company’s home collection, which includes snazzy barware, was snapped up by homebound customers, and that jewelry has been “very much in demand, especially every time the Duchess of Cambridge wears a piece from our collection.” The pandemic also boosted Asprey’s online sales. “Our volume more than doubled,” Rigas notes. “It could have increased further, but there was limited availability because the workshops were working intermittently.” He continues, “Customers are looking for assurance that life will go back to normal. As a result, they have more confidence in brands that have a long history, strong heritage, and offer products with residual value and staying power.” 110 QUEST

Clockwise from bottom left: The Woodland Robin Charm; John Rigas, global chairman and CEO of Asprey; the Woodland Colour Pendant in 18ct Yellow Gold; the Duchess of Cambridge wearing Asprey’s 167 Button Pendant, photographed by Blair Gable; the Stag Head Decanter.

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Founder and Creative Director, Manolo Blahnik THE VENERABLE yet whimsical designer, known worldwide by his first name, is distressed by the prospect of women having to wear trainers or sneakers for an extended period. Manolo Blahnik prefers a handsome flat or kitten heels, which he considers both practical and comfortable. “I hope we all fling open our shoe cupboards and wear what we want to wear immediately. That’s what’s important,” says Blahnik. “My friends tell me they are desperate to dress up, party, and wear their favorite dancing shoes again.” He foresees lots and lots of color, beautiful fabrics, and plenty of dazzling jewels on footwear once the veil of COVID is no longer. u

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GETTING THE ROYAL TREATMENT FROM PEPA GONZALEZ BY ELIZABETH KURPIS


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IF THERE IS ONE thing in common between the Royals in the UK, who appreciate the art of traditional dressing, and chic, in-the-know mothers all over the world, it’s Pepa & Co., a children’s wear brand that chooses to focus on quality over quantity and timeless design. With a new Fall collection on the horizon and a number of other exciting ventures in the works, we sat down with Founder Pepa Gonzalez to discuss her inspiration, the future of the brand, and of course, what little Prince George and Princess Charlotte are wearing. How did you find yourself working in children’s wear? Was it something you wanted to pursue early on? I was working in the marketing department for the Spanish Embassy in London when I began looking for my next role, which ended up being a nanny for affluent families in London for two years. That’s when I realized how difficult it was to find high quality, traditionally-styled clothing for babies and children. Knowing we had so many beautiful brands in Spain, in 2013 I decided to start importing them to the UK and selling them. From there, Pepa & Co. was born. I started sourcing specific pieces, researching factories, and finally I developed my own capsule collection. Was the transition difficult going from nanny to owning and running a children’s fashion brand? Of course, there are challenges, and on some days, you wonder why you’re doing it at all. However, it’s incredibly rewarding to speak to customers

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What differentiates Pepa & Co. from other children’s wear brands? Our obsessive commitment to quality, fit, and use of the finest textiles. Our smocking is all done by hand in a family-run factory in Spain by a group of grandmothers who have been making clothing for their own families for generations. We keep to a very traditional, conservative look so you’ll always find beautiful Liberty prints, peter pan collars, mariner stripes and gorgeous knits. Counterclockwise from top: Gonzalez with her son, dressed in Pepa & Co.; Kate Middleton with Princess Charlotte and Prince George, both wearing Pepa & Co.; a blue smocked dress from Pepa & Co.. Opposite page, from above: Flower girls and page boys dressed in Pepa & Co. at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews; a Royal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On her lap, Princess Charlotte wears Pepa & Co., as does Prince George to her left; a pink smocked dress from Pepa & Co. 10104QQUUEESSTT

How has having children of your own influenced your perspective when designing? Let’s just say that my son, Mathew, has a very full wardrobe! When producing clothes, it’s important to me that they remain traditional in style, while also being able to stand up to modern life. In other words, they must be washable, sturdy, and incorporate materials that resist pilling and pulling. That being said, I probably pay more attention now to buttons

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The clothes are so traditional in their style and beautifully made. From where do you draw your inspiration when designing? Most of the pieces in the collection are meant to be timeless and traditional. I strive to bring back vintage inspired looks for children from previous generations; what our parents and we once wore as children. Soft colours and classic cuts that aren’t too fussy always serve as inspiration for my designs. Luckily, my mother kept suitcases full of my brothers’ and my childhood clothing, which serve as a constant source of inspiration.

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and fastenings. There’s nothing more frustrating than fiddling with a million buttons on a wriggling baby! What is one of your favorite fashion moments? There were actually two, both equally exciting knowing they will be immortalized forever. Seeing Prince George and Princess Charlotte wearing our clothing on their very first public engagement in Canada was a dream come true, as was designing the flower girl and page boy outfits for Pippa Middleton’s wedding. I also love seeing the images that come through on Instagram and when clients directly share how much they love our clothes. How has business changed since the first time you spotted one of the Royals in your designs? It certainly helped spring board us from being a “kitchen table start up” to a brand with a strong global platform. We now ship to over 100 countries, direct to consumer, all fulfilled from our team in the UK. Why do you think you are one of the preferred brands of so many Royals? I like to think that they appreciate my eye for traditional and conservative design. There is an expectation for their children to be seen a certain way in public and I help them achieve that. I’d also like to think that they wear Pepa & Co. for the fact that our clothes are made ethically, slowly, and with true integrity. What’s next for Pepa & Co.? In addition to launching Autumn Winter ‘21 right now, we want to find other ways to speak to our global customers through pop ups and collaborations, as well as expanding into different product categories. Stay tuned! ◆ SEPTEMBER 2021 115


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This page, clockwise from top left: Golden Retrievers, making a splash in the Adirondacks; Gloria Vanderbilt with her pup in Paris, France (circa 1925); Prince Harry with his puppy Vernon; Cornelia Guest and her pets— as photographed by Harry Benson (November 2011); First Lady Barbara Bush overlooks Millie and her English Springer Spaniel pups. Opposite page: Queen Elizabeth II has owned corgis since she was a child.

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This page, clockwise from top left: Carolina Herrera walking her poodle, Alfonso (1993); the Kennedy family—pets, included—in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts (1963); Tom Brady with Giselle’s best friend; Archie Roosevelt holds Josiah—his badger whose “temper was short but whose nature was fundamentally friendly,” according its owner; Laddie Sanford at the Gulfstream Polo Club in Lake Worth, Florida—as snapped by Slim Aarons (1955); the Page and Smith families with their labrador retrievers—as photographed by Betty Kuhner (1980). Opposite page: Iris Love (with Just Desserts) and Brooke Astor (with Dolly) at Barbetta (1990); Melanie Griffith sleeps beside her lion, Neil; Everett is walked by John Jacob Astor IV (circa 1895); Gloria Swanson with Teddy at the wheel; Nan Kemper with her pet pal Buster; Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his Scottish terrier, Fala; Nellie Benoit with Clyde, Fonzie,

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Chiara sunglasses, Jacqueline cardigan, Brynn top, Celeste reversible belt, Emma jean, Ivory handbag, and Gloria boots. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Berlin dress, Jade handbag, and Ashlyn boots; Lexi jean, Jade handbag, and Jaipur scarf; the latest look from the J.McLaughlin men’s shop.

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WHAT BETTER way to welcome September and the crisp fall air than with the opening lyrics of “New York, New York.” As Sinatra famously crooned, “Start spreading the news…” Well, we’ve heard the good word from J.McLaughlin headquarters in Brooklyn (and from the traffic in their two shops in Manhattan) that this great city is back, buzzing with energy and excitement, and we want to be a part of it! To celebrate the return of everything New Yorkers have missed—dressing up, going to the office, strolling the streets, meeting friends for drinks and dinner—J.McLaughlin’s smart new fall collection features easy silhouettes in rich fabrics and distinctive prints that reflect the colors and textures of the brand’s favorite neighborhoods— from Greenpoint and Greenwich Village to Chelsea and Carnegie Hill. More than a love letter to the “City That Never Sleeps,” J.McLaughlin’s new Style Guide is a thank you to its many loyal customers. We can’t wait to see how you look in these great new outfits. u


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Clockwise from above: Pattie Boyd (far left) stands behind George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon on the set of A Hard Day’s Night during the height of Beatlemania in 1964; Beverly Johnson dressed in an Olga Nightdress, 1974; Andy Warhol and Nico attend a benefit dinner in New York City in 1966; Brigitte Bardot with Jeanne Moreau at Orly Airport in Paris, 1965; Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau at Orly Airport in Paris, 1965; Françoise Hardy dressed in a bikini seated on the stern of a boat. Opposite page: A man accompanies a woman who appears to be Jackie Kennedy on board a Boston Whaler

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while out at sea in Lyford Cay in The Bahamas, 1966.

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Counterclockwise from above: Director Robert Redford discusses a scene with Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffer on set of the drama A River Runs Through It, 1992; Chevy Chase and Cindy Morgan together in a scene from Caddyshack, 1980; Carolina Herrera at La Vega, her husband’s family house in Caracas, Venezuela; Peter Beard and Mary Cushing Beard taking off in a helicopter as newlyweds, 1967; Future U.S. Representative from NY Garrow T. Geer, Jr. and his date, Brenda Frazier, often considered the most famous debuntante in the world, ordering drinks at the bar at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City,

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1938. Opposite page, clockwise from top: Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg with their children at Mick and Bianca Jagger’s wedding in St. Tropez, 1971; Tina Turner performing in Texas, 1961; Sean Connery on the set of Diamonds Are Forever, 1971; A ladies luncheon at Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley, NY, 1928; Gunter Sachs with friends and family on a motorboat in St. Tropez.

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Clockwise from above: A New York City moment captured by famed photographer Gordon Parks in 1956; Elle Macpherson sporting a navy trench coat; Cary Grant sits on the roof of his Paris hotel with a view of the Arc de Triomphe behind him, 1956; David Lauren and Lauren Bush Lauren attend the World Premiere of HBO’s “Very Ralph” in 2019; Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington

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in a bathtub at the Ritz Paris, 1990. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Gloria Vanderbilt admiring a portrait of herself in 1941; Catherine Deneuve standing on a pontoon on a beach in St. Tropez while shooting a scene for the movie La Chamade in 1968; Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen share a kiss; Stevie Nicks, 1975; Veruschka wearing a Givenchy dress in Jaipur, India, photographed by Henry Clarke in 1964; Jackie sporting her signature headscarf and oversized sunglasses while on a shopping trip in New York City in 1970.

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The New York Botanical Garden is proud to salute our esteemed Trustee, Deborah Goodrich Royce, and Chuck Royce. Deborah and Chuck share a passion for preservation and gardens, having restored The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to its former glory; revitalized the Avon Theater in Stamford, Connecticut; and supported The Garden Conservancy. Most importantly, we celebrate Deborah’s 10-year anniversary as a Board Member and her involvement in chairing the Garden’s Orchid Dinners and Spring Galas for many years. We are tremendously grateful for Deborah and Chuck’s longstanding leadership, generous support, and continued dedication.


CELEBRATE FALL The Garden Party Gala Chairs Maureen K. Chilton Whitney Clay J. Barclay Collins II Ravenel Curry and Jane Moss Kamie and Rich Lightburn Tina and Steven R. Swartz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 honoring Deborah and Chuck Royce 6:15 p.m. Cocktails Kiku Display Enid A. Haupt Conservatory 7:30 p.m. Dinner Garden Terrace Room For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Anita Hall at 914.579.1000 or NYBGEvents@buckleyhallevents.com NYBG continues to carefully monitor City, State, and Federal COVID guidelines; applicable gathering protocols required at the time of the event will be followed.


The Winter Wonderland Ball, named the “best party of the season,” has become synonymous with New York City glamour and nightlife.


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WINTER WONDERLAND BALL Friday, December 10, 2021 Join us for this annual holiday celebration.

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Lizzie Asher, Cole Harrell, Tai-Heng Cheng, and Alyson Cafiero.


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YOUNG FRIENDS OF SAVE VENICE’S DINNER IN SAG HARBOR IN HONOR OF Save Venice’s 50th anniversary, the organization is hosting 50 intimate celebrations in place of its masquerade ball in New York, which was postponed due to the pandemic. In July, the Young Friends of Save Venice held a dinner for 24 guests aboard the Highlander yacht in Sag Harbor. These events have been crucial in raising critical funds for the charity’s mission at a time when large-scale events are only beginning to return. SEPEMBER 2021 141


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THE CINEMA SOCIETY’S SCREENING OF FREE GUY IN EAST HAMPTON TO CELEBRATE THE the popular new comedy Free Guy, the Cinema Society hosted a screening of the film at East Hampton Cinema, followed by an afterparty at The Maidstone Hotel. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi, and was directed by Shawn Levy, who was present that evening.

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PARRISH ART MUSEUM’S MIDSUMMER DANCE IN WATER MILL THE PARRISH Art Museum’s Midsummer Weekend—a benefit for the museum comprising three distinct events—kicked off with a dance on August 13th that attracted a younger set, featuring music by DJ James Murphy. Over the following two days, a dinner and a family day were held at the museum. Collectively, the festivities raised more than $1 million for the organization. u

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ON JANUARY 29, 1962, Yves Saint Laurent presented the first haute couture collection for his own label. It’s a date I can’t forget, because the moment I finished Alice Rawsthron’s biography about the designer, I was hooked on fashion. She recaps the moment at the end of his show: “Two hours—and 104 outfits—later the show was over. The audience clapped and cried ‘Bravo.’ Yves was pushed out into the salon to take a bashful bow. Zizi Jeanmaire raced to embrace him and he collapsed in tears on her shoulder surrounded by scores of photographers.” There’s something deliciously glossy about a runway show: Actors flanked by “it” girls and fashion editors, all chatting with the usual coterie of the designer’s friends. Then the clothes come out, and you watch the designers express a 144 QUEST

range of emotion through them. But in a flash, it’s over, and out comes the creator—the human quality of the collection— whose gracious wave or humble gesture is met with applause. What must it be like for the designer in the moments leading up to the show? With the idea of Yves’ first show in mind, I ask one about his freshman runway experience. “It’s something that you thought that only other people did, and here I was now, the designer, doing it,” he says. “It was a thrilling feeling.” —Alex Travers This page, clockwise from top left: Tom Ford; Ralph Lauren; Michael Kors; Gilles Mendel; Karl Lagerfeld walking out with his army of models; Oscar de la Renta with the model Karlie Kloss; Giorgio Armani; Carolina Herrera.

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Quest Magazine September 2021  

Like the scion of a once-great dynasty, Quest is the last magazine devoted to Society with a capital S, covering the socially prominent in N...

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Like the scion of a once-great dynasty, Quest is the last magazine devoted to Society with a capital S, covering the socially prominent in N...

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