March 2013

INSIDE THE MARCH ISSUE…

AVENUEinsiderALICE + OLIVIA + STACEY Enter the playful world of Alice + Olivia designer, Stacey Bendet, wearing her own designs in a real-life Wonderland. She also opens up about her passion for fashion, life as the wife of Hollywood power player and the mother of two adorable tots. By Suzanne Weinstock Klein, Photographs by Keith Major AND THE AWARD GOES TO… AVENUE’s annual best dressed list pays homage to the most sartorially savvy citizens of our fine city. Judges, such as Amy Fine Collins and John Demsey, collaborated to give a nod to those who never miss the fashion target. VERY VREELAND Empress of Fashion: A life of Diana Vreeland is, much to our surprise, the first biography of the fabulous Diana Vreeland. Here, AVENUE has a conversation with the author, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, who gives well- informed glimpses into the famed Vogue editor’s fascinating life. Interview by Janet Allon ST. REGIS STAYCATION There’s no city like our own city in this photo essay of spring style. New York City makes the perfect backdrop for flaunting the upcoming season’s trends. Styled by Rory McDonough CHRONICLES Generosity is in the spring air as the Audubon Society throws its annual gala and Joshua Bell sings for a cause. By Debbie Bancroft OBJECTS OF DESIRE Pastels that still manage to pop will have you looking superior this season. By Casey Brooks UNREAL ESTATE History comes to light as the 127-year-old Osborne apartment, and former home of Leo Lerman and Gray Foy, is made ready for a new beginning. By Michael Gross COCKTAIL ON THE AVENUE Sipping Grey Goose martinis with Dennis Basso at the Carlyle as he preps to celebrate his 30th anniversary collection. By Daisy Prince POSTCARDS FROM… Fashion heavy hitter Rebecca Taylor returns to her roots in Wellington, New Zealand for a little R&R ahead of fashion week madness. Introduction by Haley Friedlich SOCIAL SAFARI Coast-to-coast celebrations: from the Grammys in LA, to the Red Cross Ball in Palm Beach. By R. Couri Hay WORLD ACCORDING TO… The captain of the fashion police squad herself, Joan Rivers, discusses her New York moments and why you should be nice to those who share your blood type. Introduction by Charlotte Ross ON THE AVENUE The best parties from the past month, from NYC to Palm Beach. Cinema celebrations, young collectors, Everglades benefit, technology launches and more. ARTS CALENDAR A look at what’s on view at auction houses, galleries and museums this month.