AI LEEN MEHLE, JACKIE O, BILL CUNNINGHAM, CHARLES JAMES, ANGELINA JOLIE, ANDERSON COOPER AND MASTERWORKS AT THE MET
Suzy Knickerbocker R.I.P.-“Gossip and parties,” said Aileen Mehle, when I asked her what the secret of her endless joie de vivre was at a fete given by her friend Cornelia Guest, who confided, “She was like my sister, mother and grandmother all in one.” Aileen was 96 at the time and still the sassy glamour puss she was when she was the Queen of Gossip.
Angelina With Blood- Angelina Jolie has blood on her face, but Brad didn’t do it! A rare print of Angelina with Blood, which features the star with plasma dripping from her mouth, was the talk of Art Miami.
Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion At The Met- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s May Ball and exhibition, “Rei Kawakubo and the Art of the In-Between,” will be its next blockbuster, but in the interim, Andrew Bolton, the new curator in charge, and assistant curator, Jessica Regan, have mounted a stunning exhibition dubbed “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion at the Met.”
Anderson Cooper- Audrey Gruss, the founder of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), presented Anderson Cooper with the Advocacy Award for shining a spotlight on depression and suicide through the life of his brother, Carter Cooper, who committed suicide at 23. Anderson mused about young people he’s met saying, “I’m always suspicious of a young kid who tells me they want to be a politician. I think you should be a real person before you become a fake one.”
Sharon Bush & Lauren Bush Lauren- Sharon Bush hosted the opening of the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show that toasted her daughter Lauren Bush Lauren and her FEED Foundation. The fair’s CEO Scott Diament gave a check to Lauren to provide 90,000 meals to hungry children. Among the collectibles shown were Jacqueline Kennedy’s diamond and sapphire brooch and Nancy Reagan’s lion’s head necklace.