MARCH 2014

C1AVE0314-TOCINSIDE THE MARCH ISSUE…

BALLET SOCIETY New York City Ballet dancers are springing into style: Troy Schumacher, founder of BalletCollective, and his fiancée Ashley Laracey bring an uptown version of a Manhattan love story to life in the season’s fashion-forward trends. Photographs by Gina Uhlmann VB SQUARED Two of the freshest faces in fashion, sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, are both married to nephews of the artist Peter Beard; and together, the two Veronicas have combined their respective backgrounds in fashion and finance to launch one of the city’s hottest brands—Veronica Beard. By Suzanne Weinstock Klein, Photographs by Keith Major ANNUAL BEST-DRESSED LIST Our esteemed panel of fashion-minded judges weighs in on who are the most sartorially savvy citizens of our fine city FASHIONABLE HISTORY A look at the evolution of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute and its ascension to cultural importance. By Christopher Lawrence THE CATWALK COMES TO MADISON Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel of Suite 1521 are shaking up the way consumers experience high fashion. By Haley Friedlich CHRONICLES There’s a new police comissioner in town, and Bill Bratton and his wife Rikki Kleiman are the toast of society. By Debbie Bancroft OBJECTS OF DESIRE A selection of home items inspired by the late and great British designer Alexander McQueen in honor of Fashion Week; fashion selections from one of spring’s hottest trends­—tribal and craft inspired. By Haley Friedlich COCKTAIL ON THE AVENUE Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of Admission talks about her latest novel, You Should Have Known and her new literary venture. By Daisy Prince UNREAL ESTATE On the eve of the release of his latest book, House of Outrageous Fortune, we catch up with our resident real estate columnist, who confides fascinating details about “the world’s most powerful address:” Fifteen Central Park West. By Michael Gross POSTCARDS FROM . . . He designed First Lady Michelle Obama’s gown for the inaugural ball—twice—and is fast becoming a red carpet mainstay among Hollywood’s leading ladies. Here, the New York-based designer takes us along as he travels to Hawaii. By Haley Friedlich SOCIAL SAFARI A whirlwind of soireés including the Fabergé Egg Exhibit, Out of Africa and Chinese New Year festivities. By R. Couri Hay WORLD ACCORDING TO . . . MaxMara’s Maria Giulia Maramotti on running a multi-millionaire empire and what she does on her downtime in New York City Introduction by Mi Mi Chloe Park ON THE AVENUE A fashion week flashback and highlights from Matthew Mellon’s 50th birthday party, Emilia Fanjul’s night of great expectations, amfAR and more. ARTS CALENDAR Find out what’s happening on the stages, in the museums and galleries around the City.