Gilded Age Glam for Monsieur Cardin (Video)

“Newport, Newport” resounded at The Breakers. Matthew Gonder (who performs at the famous Maxim’s in Paris) had reworked Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” as chanteur and emcee for Pierre Cardin’s fashion show in Newport, Rhode Island. This summer, the exclusive event celebrated Cardin’s career: a chic parade of 90 styles that featured his current …

The New Chumley’s

Chumley’s, the beloved bar for creatives and other celebrated imbibers, is returning in mid-October with nods to the talents who, since the 1920s, have toasted at 86 Bedford Street, including: Willa Cather, E.E. Cummings, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, Ring Lardner, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene O’Neill, John Dos Passos, and John Steinbeck. But Alessandro Borgognone—the …

In the Vault

110 east 42nd street has witnessed the bustle of business as Bowery Savings Bank and, then, the swirl of society as Cipriani 42nd Street. But the invitation on the entrance is a constant—“A MUTUAL INSTITUTION CHARTED 1834 TO SERVE THOSE WHO SAVE”—though, perhaps, the meaning of “save” has come to accommodate the spirit of “philanthropy.” …

Perfect Puptials

On January 13, the well-heeled (and well-pawed) gathered at the High Line Hotel to fête the marriage of Amanda Hearst’s Finn (@friendsoffinn) and Toast (@toastmeetsworld). The bride, Toast, who was escorted by Simon Doonan, wore a dress by Marchesa when Cindy Adams pronounced the pups “man and wife.” Proceeds from the event benefited the National …