Frederick Anderson’s Designs on the Dixie Highway

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Dmitry Astashenok
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Last week, designer Frederick Anderson took over a $45 Million townhouse at 33 East Seventy-fourth Street listed by Richard Steinberg of Douglas Elliman for several days to show his latest collection at both a cocktail party and a dinner.  Forty people came for smothered Chicken and catfish catered by Melba’s restaurant in Harlem.  A hundred more joined Anderson for cocktails. Dinner guests included Venus Williams, Dana Hammond-Stubgen, Rudy and Judith Giuliani, Don Lemon, Serena Boardman, Prince Dmitry of Yuguslovia, Diandra Douglas, Eva Lorenzotti, Coralie Charriol Paul, Omar, Inga Rubinstein, Tracy and Jay Snyder, Pamela Gross and James Finkelstein, Felicia Taylor, Giulia Caltigerone, and Bettina Zilkha.  

The parties were to launch Anderson’s new pre-fall collection, Dixie Highway, named for the road originally built to connect the south to the Midwest. It begins just across the bridge from

Palm Beach “and passes through the deepest south, all the way north to Chicago,” says Anderson. “I concentrated my collection on the few miles that stretch through West Palm Beach. On this street lined with second hand stores, luxury antique stores and the Palm Beach racetrack you enjoy a history of wealth and culture told through the cast-offs of the extremely rich, which are now sold off to be enjoyed by a group of people who can only observe privilege from across the bridge. Lately, with a younger set descending into Palm Beach it’s become a hotbed of discovery. I myself have found many treasures along its sidewalks. My collection is juxtaposition of the past and future.”  


Anderson’s fans, on the other hand, were very much present at the glamorous events.  






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