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AVENUE’s Power Elite 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

It’s been 125 years since Caroline Schermerhorn Astor and her self-appointed social arbiter Ward McAllister created the 400-body measure that defined Society. A-lists have bred like rabbits ever since, but whether they contained 400 names, 212 (as at AVENUE in recent years) or the 4,000 in the databases of New York’s latest Manqué McAllisters—the publicists who populate screenings and commercial events—they haven’t reflected the evolving reality of the greatest city on earth. AVENUE reflects and honors the past, but its job is to cover today’s society and think about tomorrow’s. So here is our update, the AVENUE Power Elite. We haven’t set an artificial limit because neither does New York. We’ve simply tried to include all the people who fit our criteria, combining power and influence with some degree of wealth, style or social impact. We’ve also placed them in the loose categories that we believe define our diverse and ever-more-inclusive elite. And we continue to honor our Hall of Fame, which we’ve renamed the Pantheon: its members have earned their status even if they are nowadays less visible, outspent and outshined. But shine isn’t everything. While we’ve made a nod to the Trumps and Nicky Hilton Rothschild given their current positions, appearances on reality TV are a ticket to AVENUE’s C-List. And if we’ve left you out, remember: there’s always next year.


Roland Augustine

Frances Beatty

Ross Bleckner

Mary Boone

Gavin Brown

Henry Buhl

Janis Gardner and Charles Cecil

Chuck Close

Paula Cooper

Elizabeth Strong de Cuevas

Fred and Michele Oka Doner

Anh Duong

Inger Elliott

Larry Gagosian

Barbara Gladstone

Arne Glimcher

Marian Goodman

Jared duPont Goss

Ian and Ellen Graham

Agnes Gund

Mary Hilliard

Nathalie Gerschel Kaplan

Deborah Kass

Jeff and Justine Koons

Dominique Lévy

Dorothy Lichtenstein

Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann

Lawrence Luhring

Matthew Marks

Robert and Adriana Mnuchin

Jamie Niven

Enoc Perez

Lisa Phillips

Clifford Ross

Alexia Hamm and Baird Ryan

Sana Sabbagh

Cindy Sherman

Hunt Slonem

Keith Sonnier

Donald Sultan

Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh

William Wegman


Anne Bezamat

Ed and Christy Turlington Burns

Carmen Dell’Orefice

Bonnie Pfeifer Evans


Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner

Johannes Huebl and Olivia Palermo

Hilary Rhoda

Alexandra and Theodora Richards

Chris Henchy and Brooke Shields


Stephen Alesch

William Georgis

Paul Goldberger

Richard Meier

Lee Mindel

Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

Annabelle Selldorf

Robin Standefer

Robert A.M. Stern

Alan Wanzenberg


Sharon Bush

Laverne Cox

Jacqueline Weld Drake

Vartan and Claire Gregorian

Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Emilia Saint Amand Krimendahl

Peter Neufeld

Cecile Richards

Mitchell and Sarah Rosenthal

Courtney Sale Ross

Barry Scheck

Lavinia Branca Snyder

Gloria Steinem

Bryan Stevenson

Darren Walker

Faye Wattleton

Smart Money

Karen Ann Herskovitz and Bill Ackman

Toni Bentley and Scott Asen

Peter Bacanovic

Paul Beirne

Debra and Leon Black

Laura and Lloyd Blankfein

Alison and George Brokaw

Edgar Jr. and Clarissa Bronfman

Chris Burch

John K. and Marianne Castle

Alexandra and Steven A. Cohen

Bryan York Colwell

Stephanie and Chase Coleman

Vanessa and Henry Cornell

Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola

Caroline and Tom Deane

Jane and Michael Deflorio

Joe and Diana DiMenna

Jamie Dimon

Lise and Michael Evans

George Farias

Danielle and David Ganek

Amy and John Griffin

Mai Harrison

John and Susan Hess

Tom and Janine Hill

Carola and Bobby Jain

Jay Diamond and Alexandra Lebenthal

Jeffrey T. and Elizabeth Marshall Leeds

Abby and Anton Levy

Kamie and Richard Lightbourn

Dan and Margaret Loeb

Dan and Adrienne Lufkin

Howard and Nancy Marks

Anjali and Prakash Melwani

Alex and Mary Kathryn Norman-Navab

Laura and Brent Nicklas

Jane and Dan Och

Adebayo Ogunlesi

Jennifer and Erik Oken

Jeff and Liz Peek

Anna Chapman and Ronald Perelman

Emmanuel Perrin

Lisa and Richard Perry

Ira and Ingeborg Rennert

Avis and Bruce Richards

Stephen and Pilar Crespi Robert

Julian Robertson

Alex Roepers

John and Pat Rosenwald

Chuck and Deborah Royce

Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg

Burwell and Paul “Chip” Schorr IV

Jean and Martin Shafiroff

Nancy Silverman

Marilyn and James Simons

Paul Singer

Ted Smith

Allison and Leonard Stern

Barry Sternlicht

Paul Tudor Jones II

Fred Wilson

Andrew Wright


Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky

Katy Close and Christopher Buckley

Misty Copeland

Morgan Entrekin

Peter Gelb

Maria Cooper and Byron Janis

Peter Martins

Anthony Marx

Sylvia Jukes and Edmund Morris

Salman Rushdie

Dan and Carol Strone

Michael M. Thomas

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Daniel Weiss


Jeffrey L. Bewkes

Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault

Michael L. Corbat

Brian Duperreault

James P. Gorman

David and Julia Koch

Lowell C. McAdam

Ian C. Read

Ginni Rometty

Cafe Society

André Balazs

Mario Batali

April Bloomfield

Daniel Boulud

Danny Bowien

Mario Carbone

Wendy Carduner

Cesare Casella

Tom Colicchio

Scott Conant

Philippe Delgrange

Kay Gilman

Gherardo Guarducci

Andrew Fox and Caroline Hirsch

Alex Hitz

Daniel Humm

Nur Khan

Francois Latapie

Suzanne Latapie

Rachelle Hruska and Sean MacPherson

Charles Jr. and Cristina Masson

Nobu Matsuhisa

Michael and Kim McCarty

John McDonald

Danny Meyer

Steve Millington

Stratis Morfogen

Drew Nieporent

Richie Notar

Eugene Remm

Tania and Ian Schrager

Gabriel Stulman

Alex Stupak

Lucy and Phil Suarez

Rich Torrisi

Alex von Bidder

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Michael White

Jeff Zalaznick


Jean Magnano and Lee Bollinger

H. Woody Brock

Jeffrey Fagan

Joel Klein

Eva Moskowitz

Diane Ravitch

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

New Guard

Mollie Ruprecht Acquavella

Allison Aston

Veronica Swanson Beard

Carolina de Neufville

Joanna Baker de Neufville

Patricia Herrera and Gerritt Livingston Lansing, Jr.

Isabelle Marino

Amory and Sean McAndrew

Meredith Melling

Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler

Mary Snow

Ophelia Snyder

Annelise Peterson Winter


Maria Beatrice and Riprand Arco-Zinneberg

Marc de Gontaut Biron

Vanessa Bismark

Lorenzo Borghese

Muriel and Nuno Brandolini

Bara and Roger de Cabrol

Maria Olympia of Greece

Pavlos and Marie Chantal of Greece

Philippos of Greece

Firyal Hussein

Dimitri Karageorgevich

Yasmin Khan

Imacculata Liechenstein

Noor Pahlavi

Michael von Hapsburg

Geza von Hapsburg

Christophe von Hohenberg

Cécile zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Anita and Johannes von Schoenborn

Marina Windsor

Beatrice Windsor

Law and Order

Floyd Abrams

Preet Bharara

Lee and Cece Black

David Boies

Evan Chesler

Harriet Newman Cohen

Stephanie Stiefel and Robert Stephan Cohen

Vanessa and Lee Eastman II

Jesse Furman

Betsy Gotbaum

Suzie and Ed Hayes

Jon Mechanic

Gary Naftalis

Bettina Plevan

Kathy and Othon Prounis

Jed Rakoff

Theodore V. Wells, Jr.

Silicon Valley

Paul Allen

Tim Armstrong

Perry Chen

Eric Hippeau

Jeff Horing

David Karp

Ken Lerer

Howard Lerman

Miguel McKelvey

Jerry Murdock

Adam Neumann

Jon Oringer

Sean Parker

Jonah Peretti

Kevin Ryan

Lockhart Steel

Danielle Weisberg

Andy Weissman

Albert Wenger

Whitney Wolfe

Carly Zakin

La Mode

Michael Foster and Bruce Addison

Frederick Anderson

Michael Cominotto and Dennis Basso

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Geoffrey Bradfield

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

Andrew Bolton and Thom Browne

Cayli Cavaco Reck

Amy Fine and Brad Collins

Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi

Graziano and Valerie de Boni

Milly de Cabrol

Patrick and Mia Demarchelier

John Demsey

Linda Fargo

Valesca Guerrand-Hermès

Zani Gugelmann

Giorgio Guidotti

Susan Gutfreund

Bethann Hardison

Randy Kemper and Toni Ingrao

Eric Jr. Javits

Ann Keating

Tommy and Ann Kempner

Alan Kornberg and Harold Koda

Delphine and Reed Krakoff

Ward and Judith Landrigan

Fern Mallis

Jane Trapnell and Peter Marino

Boaz Mazor

Juan Pablo and Pilar Molyneux

David Monn

Zac Posen

Lauren Remington Platt

Nina Ford and John Richter

Rebecca Robertson

Carolyne Roehm

Bunny Williams and John Rosselli

Tom Scheerer

Andrea and John Stark

Rich Wilkie and Steven Stolman

Isabel and Ruben Toledo

David Maupin and Stefano Tonchi

Bronson van Wyck

Gianluigi and Adrienne Vittadini

Vera Wang

Sybil and David Yurman

Ex Officio

Andrew Cuomo

Bill DeBlasio

Kirsten Gillibrand

Carolyn Maloney

Chuck Schumer

Sonia Sotomayor

Scott Stringer

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Old Guard

Gigi and Philippe Bigar

Amanda Burden

Marina Rust and Ian Connor

Connie and Pierre Crosby

Susan and Charles Avery “Chip” Fisher

Gail Auchincloss Gilbert

Mark F. Gilbertson

Martha and John Glass

Peter E. “Tony” Guernsey

Cornelia Guest

Robert Winthrop “Roy” Kean III

Pamela and Gifford Miller

Heather deForest Mnuchin

George and Calvert Moore

Melissa and Chappy Morris

W. Stephen and Muffie Murray

Elizabeth Peabody

Jerry Seay and Pauline Pitt

Patty Raynes

Andrew and Annabel Vartanian Jeffries

Son et Lumiere

Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin

Bryan Bantry

Steve Janowitz and Joy Behar

Byrdie Bell

Matthew C. Blank

Anthony Bourdain

Barbara Corcoran

Ellin and Ron Delsener

David Geffen

Brooke Hayward

Billy and Alexis Joel

Harvey Keitel

Michael and Ninah Lynne

Wynton Marsalis

Seth Meyers

Lorne Michaels

Jane Rosenthal

Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir

Peggy and Henry Schleiff

Liev Schreiber

Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld

Paul Simon

Jon Stewart

Naomi Watts


Margo and John Catsimatidis

Patricia Duff and Richard Cohen

Chele Chiavacci and Richard Farley

Bruce and Sarah Kovner

Georgette Mosbacher

Kim Catullo and Christine Quinn

Kevin Sheekey

Tracy and Jay Snyder

Susie Kasirer and Bruce Teitelbaum


Carmelo Anthony

Delfina Blaquier and Nacho Figueras

Derek and Hannah Jeter

Henrik Lundqvist

Kristaps Porzingis

Alex Rodriguez

Bricks and Mortar

Lisa and Jeff Blau

Robby Brown

Janna Bullock

John Burger

Charles S. and Clo Cohen

Fredrik Eklund

Roger Erickson

Helene and Ziel Feldman

Nikki and Stephen Field

John Gomes

Maria and Sherlock Hackley

Andrew Heiberger

Dottie Herman

Ara and Rachel Hovnanian

Ellie Johnson

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan

Kathy Korte

Dolly Lenz

Pamela Liebman

Lisa Lippman

Howard Lorber

Wendy Maitland

Christine Miller Martin

Howard Morrel

Lauren Muss

Marilyn and Eyal Ofer

Don and Katrina Peebles

Fred Peters

Louise Phillips Forbes

Diane Ramirez

Kara and Stephen Ross

Wendy Sarasohn

Izak and Sarah Senbahar

Ryan Serhant

Eddie Shapiro

Stuart Siegel

Larry Silverstein

Mia Fonssagrives and Sheldon Solow

Debby and Neal Sroka

Renee and Richard Steinberg

Leonard Steinberg

Cathy Taub

Jane and David Walentas

Hall Willkie

Steve Witkoff


Dan Abrams

Anne Kreamer and Kurt Andersen

Joe Armstrong

Amy Astley

Genevieve Bahrenburg

Dean Baquet

Alexandra Kotur and Jonathan Becker

Christine Mortimer Biddle

Derek Blasberg

Susan Blond

Hamish Bowles

Bartle and Claudia Bull

Candace Bushnell

Anna Scott and Graydon Carter

Michael Clinton

Jessica Coen

Bob Colacello

David Patrick Columbia

Anderson Cooper

Peter Davis

Jonathan Galassi

Anthony Haden-Guest

Skip Morton and Joan Hamburg

R. Couri Hay

Amy Hoadley

Sharon King Hoge

Warren and Olivia Hoge

Jared Hohlt

Arianna Huffington

Chris Hughes

Greg Kelly

Betsy Kenny and Andrew Lack

Lewis and Joan Lapham

Annette and Matt Lauer

Anna and Bill Mann

Christopher Mason

Alison Mazzola

Cynthia McFadden

Patrick McMullan

John Micklethwait

Ian MohrLes and Julie Moonves

Adam Moss

Sheila Nevins

Polly Onet

Laura Bush and Richard Parsons

Jane Boon and Norman Pearlstine

Holly Peterson

Nick Pileggi

Robert and Veronique Pittman

Nina Reeves

James Reginato

Esther Fein and David Remnick

Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa

Charlie Rose

Andrew Rosenthal

Margaret Russell

Diane Sawyer

Ellen and Chuck Scarborough

Emily Smith

Hamilton South

Aaron Latham and Leslie Stahl

Leslie Stevens

Jennifer Crandall and Richard David Story

Felicia Taylor

Amanda Taylor

Josh Tyrangiel

Anne van Rensselaer

Dini von Mueffling

Linda Wells

Matt Nye and Jann Wenner

Pam and David Zaslav

Robert Zimmerman

Caryn and Jeff Zucker


Duke Buchan III

Pamela and Jimmy Finkelstein

Rudolph and Judith Giuliani

Carl and Gail Icahn

Richard Lefrak

Marla Maples

Robert and Rebekah Mercer

Jenny and John Paulson

Isaac Perlmutter

Wilbur and Hilary Ross

…and of course, the Trumps


Cindy Adams

Mercedes Bass

Julian Lethbridge and Anne Bass

Harry and Gigi Benson

Deeda Blair

Martin and Cornelia Sharpe Bregman

Tom and Meredith Brokaw

Mario Buatta

Bill and Hillary Clinton

Norma Dana

Michel and Helene David-Weill

Annette de la Renta

Joan Didion

Frederick Eberstadt

Mica Ertegun

Richard Feigen

Louise Grunwald

Reinaldo and Carolina Herrera

Linda and Steve Horn

Donna Karan

Eleanora Kennedy

Henry and Nancy Kissinger

Calvin Klein

Arie and Coco Kopelman

Terry Allen Kramer

Parker Ladd

William Ivey Long

Iris Love

Donald and Catie Marron

Mary McFadden

Barnabas and Bannie McHenry

Sonny and Gita Mehta

Virginia and Frederick Melhado

Robert and Lucinda Morgenthau

Joan Ganz Cooney and Pete Peterson

Lee Radziwill

Ann Rapp

Kathy and William Rayner

John Richardson

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Barbara Cirkva and John Schumacher

John Cahill and Anne Slater

Liz Smith

Donald and Barbara Tober

Gloria Vanderbilt

Lauren and John Veronis

Sanford and Joan Weill

Ronald and Harriet Weintraub

Tom and Sheila Wolfe

Jayne Wrightsman

Mort Zuckerman

Dynamic Duos

Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler

Annette Tapert and Joe Allen

Amanda “Binky” Urban and Ken Auletta

Marshall Rose and Candice Bergen

Victoria Hagan and Michael Berman

Katharina Otto and Nathan Bernstein

Eliza Reed and Alex Bolen

Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant

Rikki Klieman and William Bratton

Pierre Yves Roussel and Tory Burch

William Goldman and Susan Burden

Beyonce and Shawn “Jay Z “ Carter

Stephanie and Fred Clark

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton

James and Lisa Cohen

Maria Cuomo and Kenneth Cole

Hugh Bush and Douglas S. Cramer

Andrew and Kate Pickett Davis

Judy Licht and Jerry Della Femina

Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller

Peggy and Mickey Drexler

Richard and Lauren du Pont

Virginia Coleman and Peter Duchin

Susan Magrino and Jim Dunning

Phil and Ali Edwards

Stacey Bendet and Eric Eisner

Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans

Michael Goldberg and Linda Fairstein

Aaron and Susan Fales-Hill

Shirin von Wulffen and Frederic Fekkai

April Gornik and Eric Fischl

Wolfgang and Anne Eisenhower Flottl

Peter and Kara Georgiopoulos

Toni and James Goodale

Leonel Piraino and Nina Griscom

Deborah and Allen Grubman

Audrey and Martin Gruss

Larry Lederman and Kitty Hawks

Jamie Figg and Patricia Hearst

Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels

Yaz and Valentin Hernandez

Kathy and Rick Hilton

Emilie Jean and Ian Irving

Andre and Rita Jammet

Linda and Mort Janklow

Sessa and Richard Johnson

Mick and Ann Dexter Jones

Dayssi Olarte and Paul Kanavos

Jill and Harry Kargman

Ray and Veronica Kelly

Cindy and Steve Ketchum

Beth and Chris Kojima

Jennet Conant and Steve Kroft

Tom and Heather Leeds

Ros and Fran L’Esperance

Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney

Emily Altschul and John Miller

Gillian and Sylvester Miniter

Marcia and Richard Mishaan

Julian and Lisa Niccolini

Richard and Francesca Nye

Nathan Bernstein and Katharina Otto

Chuck and Lisa Crosby Pfeifer

Nicole Hanley and Brett Pickett

Tatiana and Campion Platt

Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz

Peter and Judy Price

Maureen White and Steve Rattner

Alison Spear and Alex Reese

Ed and Shari Rollins

Dr. Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen

Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild

Mary-Kate and Olivier Sarkozy

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough

Gayfryd Steinberg and Michael Schnayerson

Vanessa Traina Snow and Maxwell Snow

Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos

Guy Robinson and Elizabeth Stribling

Dana Hammond and Dr. Patrick Stubgen

Nan and Gay Talese

Jeff and Patsy Tarr

Serena Boardman and John Theodoracopulos

Eleanor Balfour and Alexis Theodoracopulos

Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein

Karl and Deborah Norville Wellner

Shelby Bryan and Anna Wintour

Pam Taylor and Eames Yates 
















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