The New York Social Diary reports today that Michael’s had a good day yesterday. It was “hopping” with the likes of Joe Armstrong, who ate with a freshly-shorn Paula Zahn; Dominick Dunne, who was sitting with Chuck Pfeiffer and Taki Theodoracopulos; West-Coasters Mike Medavoy and Nikki Haskell; and Diana Taylor and Barbara Walters. Deep breath! And that’s not the half of it; more bold-faced names and a few pictures after clicking on the link below.
David Patrick Columbia also writes today that the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s 14th annual “Living Landmarks Gala,” emceed by Liz Smith, was “a great show.” The event honored John Whitehead, Jessye Norman, Gerry Schoenfeld, Mica Ertegun, Oscar de la Renta and Lauren Bacall. Of Ms. Smith’s hosting prowess, Mr. Columbia explains: “It’s her party and she conducts it in her brilliant citified down-home manner so that everyone feels welcome, has a lot of fun and a lot of laughs.” The New York Post writer co-hosted the event with Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg and Howard Rubenstein, while Peter Duchin entertained the guests with his music. With some 550 people at Tuesday’s fete, the Landmarks Conservancy raked in a reported $750,000.
Landmarks Remembered [NYSD]