On The Avenue

The Museum of the City of New York: the UES’s Prepoisie Scene

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Patrick McMillan Company
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

“This is like one stop shopping,” exclaimed Helen Lee Schifter as she worked the packed throng at The Museum of the City of New York’s annual “New York After Dark” party in the infamous “Pool Room” of The Four Seasons restaurant.

If you were out to shop for UES preps, this was the sale of the season as Mark Gilbertson, who spearheads the fundraising with The Directors Council of the museum, knows simply everyone – above 14th street that is. Many guests had arrived from Jamee Gregory’s book party at Bergdorf Goodman (including Gregory herself with husband Peter) for her glossy tome on entertaining “New York Parties Private Views.” And entertainment after dark is all about sipping champagne around the Four Seasons pool of course.

I spotted: Tory Burch, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Michael and Tara Rockefeller, Jennifer Creel, Gigi Mortimer, Vicky Ward, Graziano de Boni, Calvert Moore, Peggy Siegal, Celerie Kemble, Allison Aston, Stephanie LaCava (who is getting married in just a few weeks), Jeffrey Sharp, Nina Griscom, John Demsey, Wilbur and Hilary Ross, Chuck Scarborough and Reed and Delphine Krakoff. Reed Krakoff’s new buzzed-about label sponsored the evening. Hey Helen Lee – one stop shopping for chic? The new Reed Krakoff store on Madison Avenue.


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