September 2012

INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE…

AVENUEinsiderPERRY ON TOP Designer, pop art aficionado and new first lady of Barneys, Lisa Perry, talks about her burgeoning fashion empire, her husband’s innate fashion sense, and gives a tour of their apartment–the former home of legendary socialite and style icon C.Z. Guest. By Nandini D’Souza Wolfe, Photographs by Carlos Ruiz 25 SEXIEST NEW YORKERS New York is brimming with style, glamour, beauty and brains. But to rank on our sexy list, one must have that little extra “it” factor that makes it all sizzle. We take a look at the 25 sexiest New Yorkers–at least in our ever-so-humble opinion. Introduction by Haley Friedlich THE ONE AND ONLY OSCAR Oscar de la Renta adds yet another accolade to his incredible list of accomplishments, as the Museum at FIT’s Couture Council honors him with a celebration of his life and work. AVENUE takes an exclusive look at the forward-thinking renaissance man of fashion. By Haley Friedlich NOUVEAU NOIR Fall fashion from Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Maxmara and others features a variant on the classic femme fatale. By James Weber, Styled by Rory McDonough THE BEST OF TIME Just in time for the Timecrafters exhibition at the Armory, watch expert Laurie Kahle takes a look at the Swiss masterpieces making their way to Madison Avenue this fall. CHRONICLES The Cinema Society fetes two of the summer’s lesser-known, must-see films. By Debbie Bancroft SOCIAL SAFARI The Hamptons chicest galas and posh private parties as summer comes to a close. By R. Couri Hay OBJECTS OF DESIRE Less certainly isn’t more when it comes to the ornate fashions we’re wishing for this fall. By Amy Michelle Smith UNREAL ESTATE Less notorious than 740 Park, 834 Park still packs quite the scandalous punch. By Michael Gross SCANDAL SHEET Former New York Yankees Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson shared a lot more than a baseball diamond. By Brittany Berliner TRAVEL Dispatch from Nicole Miller’s St.-Tropez hideaway. WORLD ACCORDING TO… Fashion designer and social “it” girl Charlotte Ronson gives a taste of her New York City. ON THE AVENUE The best parties of the month clsoe out the scorching summer. ARTS CALENDAR A look at what’s on view at auction houses, galleries, museums and art fairs this month.