SOCIAL DIARY The first autumn weekend, cooler and sunny. Dinner with friends Friday and Saturday night; talk about tonight's "Debate" and who's what; plus big numbers on Truman Capote's ashes and memories therein.
PARTY PICTURES Book party for Tony Cointreau's "A Gift of Love ..."; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's #mfaNOW Overnight Launch Party; The Denver Art Museum's VIP opening gala for "Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s"; Anthony Pratt fetes Eudoxie Bridges & Hannah Godefa.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Honor and Good Sense? (Good Luck!) ... Naomi Campbell Divas Onward ... Pedal to the Metal for Queen Elizabeth ... TV Stars Descend on The Paley Center in October.
SOCIAL DIARY A Celebrating the beginning of our 17th year on the internet, New York Social Diary is publishing the very first posting we made on September 21, 2000, with many many thanks to our readership.
PARTY PICTURES New York City Ballet's 2016 Fall Gala, "Celebrating Five Years of Ballet & Fashion"; MAD at Michael's; Tuesday's Children hosted its "Roots of Resilience Gala."
BEAUTY Beauty Spotlight with Emmy award-winning journalist, television producer and CBS 2 news anchor, Kristine Johnson.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Jared Leto ... Andy Warhol ... Gerald McRaney ... Toni Basil ... Joan Jett ... Betty Buckley ... Molly Pope. And please, do as Andrew Sullivan commands — Put Down That Phone!
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful sunny day with a luncheon hosted by Shirley Lord for Amy Astley the new editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, and a big book signing party for Bunny Williams and her new book "A House By the Sea" at John Rosselli's gallery on East 61st Street. Then home before dark.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, Part LXXVIII. Bob shows up at DPC's apartment in New York with his camera and his sketchbook, and then off to others recording his day as he goes along and the world opens up for him.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Edward Albee and Other Writers I Have Known.
SOCIAL DIARY An evening at the New York City Ballet's annual fall gala at Lincoln Center; the recent trip of the American Friends of Paris Opera Ballet for the presentation of Alexei Ratmansky's "The Sleeping Beauty"; plus last week's opening of the Museum of Arts and Design's Crochet Coral Reef; TOXIC Seas.
PARTY PICTURES Cocktails and shopping for Same Sky; Opening reception at FIAF for Edgar Degas' Little Dancer; All-star chefs salute culinary icon Roger Vergé.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Wednesday's Rap: Warren Beatty ... Bette Midler ... Stevie Nicks ... Mariah Carey ... Rosie's Theater Kids and more "Eternity" Musings.
PARTY PICTURES New Yorkers For Children hosted their Annual Fall Gala celebrating its 20th anniversary benefiting youth in foster care in New York City. Bill Farrelland company was there to take it all in.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. With John we re-visit the Morris-Jumel mansion in Washington Heights, the home for more than a half century of Eliza Jumel -- who married Aaron Burr and entertained DeWitt Clinton, Joseph Bonaparte and Thomas Jefferson -- and outlived them all.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Renee Zellweger — We Love Her, and We Love her New "Baby" ... More Stars for Chita Rivera's Big November Night ... Another Winner From Ken Burns ... Re-Thinking "From Here to Eternity."
SOCIAL DIARY Saturday night dining in midtown when the explosion occurred. A look at the Bergdorf Goodman windows; and more photos from Thursday night's Quest 400 party.
BEAUTY Real common sense fall beauty tips to help your leftover-from-summer overexposed and congested skin and dry, brittle, even burnt hair. As if that's not incentive enough, the ultimate beauty product giveaway.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Monday's Frenzy of Renown: Taylor Swift ... Lupita Nyong'o ... Bruce Springsteen ... Chevy Chase ... The Statue of Liberty and Criterion's Remastered "Valley of The Dolls."
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful day and evening in New York, and the Quest 400 Party at Doubles hosted by DPC and Chris Meigher.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Aesthetic Movement's Jesse James and his husband and business partner Kostas Anagnopoulos (Gus) in their beautiful but humble home in Jackson Heights.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Maureen Dowd's "Derangement" ... The Mystery of Inga Arvad.
SOCIAL DIARY A busy, warm day in New York. The Michael's lunch with Brooke Hayward, and all the familiar faces and then some. And a clear thinking, uplifting "Annual Letter" from the Ford Foundation's formidable humanitarian leader Darren Walker.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, Part LXXVII. New York. The new artist in town, also working on underground cinema, meets (and hires briefly) another working artist who is also in underground filmmaking, Andy Warhol.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Autumn in New York, Theater in New York: Judith Light and "All The Ways To Say I Love You" ... Red Bull's "Tartuffe" ... "Jersey Boys" Head Back to The Tunnel.
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful busy late summer day in New York. Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder hosted a reception for their new book (their new) "A House in the Country." Plus a book party at Rizzoli for Betsy Pinover Schiff's "Sidewalk Gardens of New York."
GUEST DIARY No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol considers these times of fashion, of political parties, of fame and ultimate fortune and sees a far different season upon us.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Natalie Portman's "Jackie" — From Venice Acclaim to Oscar Gold?