On October 10, Christie’s will host an auction of jewelry from the collection of actress—and recent divorcer of billionaire Ron Perelman—Ellen Barkin.
Among the more than 100 objects from her collection, a 22.76 carat diamond ring is expected to fetch $800,000 to $1,200,000. A ruby and emerald Art Deco evening bag formerly belonging to Read More
The Transom is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Butterworth as its official correspondent on the luxury goods market of Manhattan. For too long, this column has turned its demi-Marxist nose up at $20,000 timepieces, rugs threaded with precious metals, and jewel-encrusted whatnots. Consider this attitude, as of right now, thoroughly corrected!
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I’m mad for moguls. Even though his hair looks like a ferret that has been deluged with Japanese hair relaxant, I think Donald Trump is surely the most charismatic dude on television. Not one of those goofy apprentices is worthy of his patronage. They are less than the dust on his chariot wheels.
And Donald Read More
Dancing with the Devil , by Christopher Wilson. St. Martin’s Press, 288 pages, $24.95.
Let’s have a frank exchange about the DukeandDuchessofWindsorand his/her/their gay lover, Jimmy Donahue. My answers to your questions may not be definitive–experts disagree and off-the-record sources can’t be counted on. Still, our knowledge is growing, thanks in part to the latest Read More
One of Wall Street’s enduring traditions is its lack of first-rate places to eat. Bankers and investors looking for elegant restaurants in which to entertain clients are forced to travel to Tribeca, where they have to book far in advance. Two years ago, Bayard’s opened in the heart of the financial district, in a Greek Read More