of the most workingest journalists in New York, Michael Gross has
also authored Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren,
and Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women and The
More Things Change; Why the Baby Boom Won’t Fade Away.
He is also a contributing editor of Travel & Leisure magazine
and editor of the Bergdorf Goodman Magazine. In the meantime,
before and later, Michael’s written scores of features for
most of the leading magazines in New York including New York,
George, Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Radar, and British and German
A self-styled provocateur, Michael provokes rage, outrage, amusement, ire, rants
and raves (and most rarely indifference) with his profiles. Some of his more
memorable ones include Alec Baldwin, Beverly D’Angelo, Calvin Klein (From
Bronx to Eternity), Richard Gere, JFK Jr., Patrick McCarthy, Isaac
Mizrahi, Norman Pearlstine and Bob Pittman.
Michael is currently completing 740 Park, a work of non-fiction
about one of the most prestigious and secretive co-op buildings in New York to
be published by Random House. Built by James Lee, the grandfather
of Jackie Onassis and Lee Radziwill, a princely
apartment in 740 was long the residence of John D. Rockefeller Jr. One
of its apartments, belonging to Saul Steinberg, was sold to
investor Steven Schwarzman a few years ago for a record $31
million. Built in 1930, some of the wealthiest and most prominent families in
New York have lived there. Oh, if the walls could talk ... (and who knows, they
probably do and have), Michael Gross is the one who will have heard them.
Michael and his wife Barbara are well-known faces on the New
York media and social scene.
Aston, Muffie Potter
DeWoody, Beth Rudin
Duchin, Peter and Brooke
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