New! — Newsletter for the New York Society Library
Sexual Philosopher Camille Paglia jousts with the politically correct.
In the rarefied atmosphere of New York society, Françoise and Oscar de la Renta have created a latter-day salon for le nouveau grand monde — the very rich, very powerful and very gifted.
The marketing of Gloria Vanderbilt jeans is one of the most dramatic American business success stories of the decade. In the Middle Ages, folk sought the Holy Grail; in the jean conscious 70’s, the quest is for The Perfect Fit.
Intensely private and utterly controlled, Jayne Wrightsman inhabits the pinnacle of New York society as one of the late 20th century’s greatest art collector. But even friends know little of her life before she married Charles Wrightsman, who left her his vast oil fortune in 1986. From Wrightsman’s turbulent youth to her bond with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, to her impact on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Francesca Stanfill charts the making of a grande dame.