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AVENUE’s Annual Power A-List

by AVENUE Magazine Photographed by Tory Burch
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Like the 212 area code, our annual A-List celebrates iconic New York. These power players are at the top of their game. Some occupy perennial spots on these pages. Some are just starting to emerge onto the scene. And some are such heavy hitters that they’re celebrated in our Hall of Fame. Family names are also revered—with a lineage like them, it’s impossible to fit everyone within the confines of our 212. Read on to see New York’s biggest influencers for 2016, and beyond.


Joanna Coles


In September 2016, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan took on a new role as Hearst’s first chief content officer. In her new position, Coles will oversee Hearst magazine editors as well as new ventures and potential partnerships for the publications, both international and domestic. Coles has been at Hearst since 2006, when she was hired as the editor in chief of Marie Claire. As one of Snapchat’s board of directors, she continues to serve as a leader shaping the modern media landscape, although she will not stray far from the topics of interest at Cosmopolitan. She is to release a book with HarperCollins in 2018 about sex and love.


David Geffen


He is both an entertainment executive and philanthropy star. Geffen made a $100 million contribution to the Lincoln Center in 2015. Following the contribution, the Lincoln Center concert hall formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall was renamed David Geffen Hall. This year, Geffin contributed $100 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will soon name a new wing the David Geffen Wing. Geffen has also made notable real estate moves in the past year. In September 2016, he listed his Fifth Avenue co-op for $27.5 million, with plans to also renovate his new house in East Hampton.


Sean Parker


Parker has ignited the internet as cofounder of music streaming company Napster and as the former president of Facebook. He is also a major player in New York real estate. Parker is constructing another mansion in Manhattan with the alleged purchase of his third home in Greenwich Village. The townhouse, built in 1856, neighbors his two other homes. Parker has held residence in the area since 2010.


Eliza Reed and Alex Bolen


The two have solidified their position as the power couple behind the Oscar de la Renta brand. Eliza Reed, the stepdaughter of Oscar de la Renta, and her husband, Alex Bolen, the CEO of Oscar de la Renta, have focused on sustaining the company since de la Renta’s death in 2014. Most recently, Bolen has brought back designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim as the creative directors of the brand, and focused upon expanding the fashion label internationally. They continue to make women’s ready-to-wear a priority at the company.


Josh Tyrangiel


The media mogul is leading all news coverage for the internet giant Vice. His biggest responsibility in the coming years include sustaining the company’s news partnership with HBO. Weekly and nightly news broadcasts are to be produced by Tyrangiel and his robust team. The former Bloomberg chief content officer has contracted 26 new hires and recruited talent from BuzzFeed to the New York Times.


Karen and Bill Ackman


Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler


Annette Tapert and Joe Allen


Francesca Amfitheatrof


Iris Apfel


Amy Astley


Glenda Bailey


André Balazs


Michael Cominotto and Dennis Basso


Katharina Otto and Nathan Bernstein


Candice Bergen and Marshall Rose


Debra and Leon Black


Laura and Lloyd Blankfein


Derek Blasberg


Lisa and Jeff Blau


Emma Bloomberg


Diana Taylor and Michael Bloomberg


Andrew Bolton and Thom Browne


Hamish Bowles


Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant


Geoffrey Bradfield


Tory Burch


H. Woody Brock


Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky


Thomas Campbell


Anna and Graydon Carter


Bill and Hillary Clinton


Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton


Michael Clinton


Bob Colacello


Stephen Colbert


Anderson Cooper


Misty Copeland


Stephanie and Chase Coleman


Amy Fine and Brad Collins


Marina Rust and Ian Connor


Blaine Trump and Robert Caravaggi


John Demsey


Grace Hightower and Robert De Niro


Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller


Timothy Dolan


Peggy and Mickey Drexler


Patricia Duff


Susan Magrino and Jim Dunning


Stacey Bendet and Eric Eisner


Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans


Linda Fargo


Dennis Freedman


Larry Gagosian


Jonathan Galassi


Marina and Francesco Galesi


Peter Gelb


Misha Nonoo and Alexander Gilkes


Martha and John Glass


Toni and James Goodale


Nina Griscom and Leonel Piraino


Agnes Gund


Gillian Hearst and Christian Simonds


Andrew Heiberger


Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels


Dottie Herman


Marshall Heyman


Lester Holt


Carl and Gail Icahn


Sessa and Richard Johnson


Paul Tudor Jones II


Audra Asencio and Paul Jowdy


Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Paul Kanavos


Jill and Harry Kargman


David Karp


Dana and Richard Kirshenbaum


Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner


Steven Kolb


Jeff Koons


Kathy Korte


James LaForce


Betsy Kenny Lack and Andy Lack


Dominique Lévy


Pamela Liebman


Howard Lorber


Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi


Julie Macklowe


Rachelle Hruska and Sean MacPherson


Fern Mallis


Jane Trapnell and Peter Marino


Howard and Nancy Marks


Wynton Marsalis


Peter Martins


Anthony Marx


Michael McCarty


Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney


Keith McNally


Richard Meier


Ed Menicheschi


Danny Meyer


Lorne Michaels


John Micklethwait


Steve Millington


Les Moonves and Julie Chen


Adam Moss


Edward Nardoza


Queen Noor of Jordan


Adebayo Ogunlesi


Jenny and John Paulson


Don and Katrina Peebles


Ronald Perelman and Dr. Anna Chapman


Emmanuel Perrin


Lisa and Richard Perry


Frederick Peters


Nick Pileggi


Diane Ramirez


Kathy and William Rayner


Esther Fein and David Remnick


Avis and Bruce Richards


Zibby Schwarzman and Kyle Owens


Carolyne Roehm


Jill and Andrew Roosevelt


Charlie Rose


Dr. Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen


Jane Rosenthal


Kara and Stephen Ross


Hilary and Wilbur Ross


Daryl and Steven Roth


Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg


David Saltzman


Andrés and Lauren Santo Domingo


Lady Charlotte Wellesley and Alejandro Santo Domingo


Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir


Tania and Ian Schrager


Gayfryd Steinberg and Michael Schnayerson


Vanessa Traina and Charlie de Viel Castel


Eddie Shapiro


Stuart Siegal


Renee and Richard Steinberg


Elizabeth Stribling


Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos


Allison and Leonard Stern


Mimi and Barry Sternlicht


Leslie Stevens


Lucy and Phil Suarez


Nan and Gay Talese


Serena Boardman and John Theodoracopulos


Isabel and Ruben Toledo


Stefano Tonchi and David Maupin


Caroline von Humboldt and Christophe von Hohenberg


Jean-Georges Vongerichten


Darren Walker


Vera Wang


Rickie De Sole and Derek Webster


Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein


Paul Wilmot


Bronson van Wyck


Hal Willkie


Shelby Bryan and Anna Wintour


Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia


Caryn and Jeff Zucker


Mort Zuckerman


Monica Seeman and David Zwirner


THE POWER FAMILIES


For certain families, power is a tradition


The Astons


The Bronfmans


The Chantecailles


The Elgorts


The Fanjuls


The Farkases


The Gregorys


The Gubelmanns


The Herreras


The Johnsons


The Kochs


The Lauders


The Laurens


The LeFraks


The Macks


The Murdochs


The Neidichs


The Peabodys


The Rockefellers


The Roses


The Rudins


The Schnabels


The Schwarzmans


The Sulzbergers


The Tisches


The Zeckendorfs


The Ziffs


The Zilkhas


HALL OF FAME


Perennially powerful


Anne Bass


Mercedes Bass


Deeda Blair


Annette de la Renta


Virginia Coleman and Peter Duchin


Mica Ertegun


Louise Grunwald


Linda and Mort Janklow


Calvin Klein


Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis


Kenneth Jay Lane


Virginia and Frederick Melhado


Georgette Mosbacher


Jamie Niven


Joan Ganz Cooney and Pete Peterson


Lee Radziwill


Peggy Siegal


Melania and Donald Trump


Gloria Vanderbilt


Lauren and John Veronis


Joan and Sanford Weill


Jayne Wrightsman





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