SOCIAL DIARY News about the "Hermione" gala honoring Lafayette's voyage to assist George Washington, coming up in three weeks; plus Quest Magazine hosted its annual Quest 400 party at Doubles, celebrating the magazine's annual list; and a booksigning for Daphne Merkin's "The Fame Lunches."
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Stephen Kelly, who is "either a dealer in Art Deco who is interested in ophthalmology or an ophthalmologist who is interested in dealing in Art Deco."
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Do We Need a "Ben-Hur" Remake? Not Really — At All ... Will Barbra Make History Again? ... Tea Leoni is "Madam Secretary" ... The Brilliant Read That is "We Are Not Ourselves."
SOCIAL DIARY A busy day in New York; important news in the world of philanthropy, plus the Michael's lunch, and later the booksigning for Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson and their new book "Gratitude & Trust."
Bits and Morsels. Ooh, looks good! Erin Frankel takes us to see the culinary spaces debuting their fall openings. In this column she lists ten of the most anticipated opening of the season. Plus Foodie Event alerts for this evening.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Glass Onion" Celebrates The Great John Lennon ... "Pride" Should Be Proud — A Fabulous Film! ... Peter Duchin Revitalized ... Barbra — From the Left, From the Right — Get Over It; Her Voice is the Same From Any Angle!
SOCIAL DIARY Last night in New York, the 173rd Season of the New York Philharmonic celebrated with performances by Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell and Josh Groban and a gala dinner; also remembering the great Harold Hayes, subject of the documentary "Smiling Through the Apocalypse."
PARTY PICTURES The Horticultural Society of New York's Circle of Friends hosted a tour of the rooftop garden at the Waldorf Astoria; St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters' Twelfth Annual "Women of Valor" Awards Tea; The 10th anniversary of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.
HOUSE "Elegant simplicity" is not necessarily John Foreman's taste, but Belle Grove Plantation makes a compelling case.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Barbra Conquers Jimmy Fallon ... Lesley Ann Warren's "Cinderella" on DVD ... and Movies, Movies, Movies!
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful almost autumn day in New York, NYSD back in business "finally," a book party for Mark Whitaker and his new Bill Cosby biography; a cocktail kick-off for the upcoming Park Avenue Armory Gala in October, with the town coming alive with social activity again.
Ellin's Fashion Week Diary Wrap-Up. Ellin goes over the ALL of what she's seen in the 2015 Spring collections, the trends, the prints, the colors (or no colors), the fits, the skirts, the flats, the heels, and shows you Why.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Eleanor Rigby" Disappears — I Am Confounded! ... "City of Lies" Tells The Terrible Truths About Tehran.
SOCIAL DIARY An upcoming auction evokes memories and history of another time in New York society and nightlife with the sale of the John Perona Collection "El Morocco" coming up tomorrow at Doyle Galleries.
GUEST DIARY Ellin's Fashion Week Diary, Part VIII. This is it, the last day of Fashion Week (last Thursday). Ellin takes in Ralph, Proenza Schouler, Calvin, and Marc Jacobs.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Washington Social Diary. Everybody's gotta eat. Carol checks out a homegrown opening (District Doughnut) and DBGB (Daniel Boulud) in our nation's capital. And Happy Birthday Amy Nathan.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Remembering The Twin Towers — My Way.
SOCIAL DIARY Nice day in New York for Fashion Week; an opening art exhibition of Mac Conner's work at the MCNY, a book signing at Michael's for Judy Bachrach, and the Michael's lunch which was its usual Wednesday business blast.
Ellin's Fashion Week Diary, Part VI. Heading into the final day, Ellin covers Zang Toi, Michael Kors, and Anna Sui.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Will "Exodus" Lead People To The Box-Office? ... Barbra Streisand Gets Serious About Sirius ... 119 David Bowie Songs! ... Will Reese Witherspoon Give us "Fever?"
SOCIAL DIARY Yesterday at Lincoln Center, the Couture Council held its annual benefit for The Museum at FIT, honoring Carolina Herrera, and unofficially kicking off Fashion Week in New York. Plus Part II of DPC's history with the world of fashion and what it wrought.
GUEST DIARY Alison Minton with her sharp eye and handy camera reports on Accessories on Display: FIT Couture Council Luncheon yesterday at Lincoln Center, and who was wearing what, and from where.
Summer's over, Fashion Week's begun and Ellin Saltzman is back watching the runways (and her step around town) for what's new and what else.... Day One.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Hollywood's Bare Naked Ladies — But Where are The Men?! ... Byzantium, O' Byzantium ... "Gone With the Wind" Ain't Gone Yet.
SOCIAL DIARY Summer's over for the Big Town and Fashion Week debuts, including the first of a two part series on the history of fashion in New York since the 1950s.
The 39th Annual Hampton Classic; The Prostate Cancer Foundation's "This Is It" Gala; A Look Behind the Scenes of Historic Hamptons Mansion.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Vacation? What Vacation? The World Turned — Tragically and Humorously — Over Labor Day.