April 2011

INSIDE THE APRIL ISSUE… LIVING THE DE NIRO DREAM As Hollywood royalty, Drena De Niro seems to have done it all: model, D.J., it-girl, actor, film producer and mother. But her next act will be her most fascinating yet. The New Yorker is getting ready to make a violent movie about a notorious female drug lord that might just land her a future Academy Award nomination. Interview by Martin Marks Photographs by Juan Algarin Styled by Cricket Burns PEGGY SIEGAL’S OSCAR DIARY The über publicist reports from Hollywood on Oscar’s backstage exploits. Here, she shares her insider’s view at all the over-the-top glamour, excitement and starstudded parties one weekend can hold—plus, this year’s especially fierce competition for best picture. By Peggy Siegal Photographs by Patrick Mcmullan CHRONICLES Stylish soirées draw the city’s best-dressed for some chic celebrating. By Debbie Bancroft PYTs Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andrew Valmorbida present L.A. graffiti artist Retna to New York. By Luigi Tadini CRICKET’S CRUSH A cocktail ring that’s sure to be the belle of the ball—plus, other crush-worthy items. . By Cricket Burns OLD NEW YORK The rise and fall of what was once billed as the largest theater in the world: the Hippodrome. WORD ACCORDING TO … Cinema Society founder and native New Yorker Andrew Saffir explains why this is the best city in the world.