The Top 20 New York Socialites To Know This Year

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Meggie Kempner, 27 is the fashion-savvy grand daughter of legendary socialite Nan Kempner. She and her brother, Chris, teamed up on a clothing range that pays homage to the family style last September. Luxurious, sporty and fresh, it's pure Kempner.
Chris Kempner, Meggie Kempner
Dalia Oberlander, 31 is an art aficionado. She previously served as a member of Sotheby's American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures department, though her past few years have been focused on jewelry. Her retail outpost Latest Revival has an eye for cultivating jewelry collections for shoppers with a discerning eye for the best on the market.
Dalia Oberlander
Elizabeth Kurpis, 32 is first and foremost, a power lawyer. Work takes a front seat, even on gala evenings, which she attends mainly on the arm of her husband, dot com dude, Jon Kurpis. The big news for the couple this year: they have a baby on the way!
Elizabeth Kurpis
Julie Henderson, 28 first burst onto the scene as a Sports Illustrated model with girl-next-door looks. Now she is a permanent fixture on the New York social scene as an enthusiastic supporter of charities including The New York Botanical Garden and New Yorkers for Children.
Julie Henderson
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32-year-old Ariana Rockefeller. The last name may say it all, but rather than taking part in the family's oil refining roots, Ariana opts for fashion design and horses. In 2011 she launched an eponymous line of women's ready-to-wear, and regularly competes in horse jumping competitions in Palm Beach.
Ariana Rockefeller
Kyle DeWoody, age 29, has followed in the foot steps of her mother, Beth Rudin DeWoody, as an avid supporter and collector of contemporary art. The cool girl, who recently traded her Manhattan digs for a repurposed Masonic temple in Fort Green, Brooklyn, is also the proprietor of The Grey Area, a gallery/marketplace for collaboration items created by modern artists.
Kyle DeWoody
Sarah Hoover, 30 fell in love with art in more ways than one. A top seller at Larry Gagosian's powerhouse group of Gagosian Galleries, she is also married to artist Tom Sachs. The two met in 2007 through the gallery, and have been a dynamic duo ever since.
Peter Marino, Sarah Hoover, Tom Sachs
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Hannah Bronfman is the 26-year-old daughter of former Warner Brother's head honcho, Edgar Bronfman. Though she has yet to create any songs of her own, she is called upon by nearly every designer under the sun to DJ their parties. She is also the creator of Beautified, an app used to schedule same-day beauty services.
Brendan Fallis, Hannah Bronfman
Like Bronfman, 29-year-old Lauren Remington Platt took to the beauty world to launch Vensette, a website and app offering bicoastal in-home hair and makeup services in under 90 minutes a la Uber. Unlike the other girls, Platt also put in time working at a hedge fund before ditching the finance world.
Lauren Remington Platt
During the day, 33-year-old Eugenia Gonzalez - full name Eugenia Gonzalez Ruiz-Olloqui - is the right-hand woman for menswear designer, Michael Bastian. After hours, she's the quick-witted girl about town, and co-founder of Project Paz, a charity established to promote peace in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Eugenia Gonzalez
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Unlike her brother, it-boy actor Ansel Elgort, the 28-year-old recently married Sophie Elgort is much more modest and shies away from the spotlight. Instead she opts to be behind the camera, following in the footsteps of her father, storied fashion photographer, Arthur Elgort.
Arthur Elgort, Sophie Elgort
Julia Loomis is just 24 and the only girl of the group with an eye for documentaries. She will be at Sundance premiering The Collectors, a short film series she produced about experts who, in her own words, "passionately analyze, and transform a multitude of studies from space, to our ecosystems, to music genealogy." When she's off the clock, she's busy supporting The American Ballet Theatre.
Julia Loomis
23-year-old Tali Lennox is the daughter of crooner Annie Lennox. While Tali found early success as a model, she abruptly abandoned the fashion scene. Instead she took up painting full time, focusing on moody portraits. She puts her paintbrush down from time to time to party.
Tali Lennox
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Claire Distenfeld is the 28-year-old doyenne behind FiveStory, the eclectic uptown womenswear shop, which recently teamed up with Tinker Tailor to offer one-off custom creations. She's also a fixture on the fashion week circuit.
Claire Distenfeld
The 32-year-old darling of James Franco's movie directing eye, Shruti Ganguly works in publishing, though she prefers the art house movie realm. She teamed up with Franco on his recent indie ventures Tar, The Color of Time, and Black Dog, Red Dog as a writer and producer.
Shruti Ganguly
The 26-year-old great niece of JFK, and the daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr, Kick Kennedy (real name Kathleen) has all the markings of a young, articulate politician - though she would rather play one on TV. When not working on her acting she can be found dashing to meetings round town or squeezing in time with siblings including Taylor Swift's ex, Conor, at her family's Cape Cod compound.
Kick Kennedy
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The 22-year-old daughter of Amanda de Cadenet and Duran Duran's John Taylor, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor is a girl with English roots, an LA-upbringing, and a current resident of New York. She selectively DJs and models (she is the current face of Tezenis lingerie), and is signed to Scott Lipps' One Models.
Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor
Rather than designing for the family store, 28-year-old Hayley Bloomingdale cut her teeth in marketing and PR for the biggest names in NYC fashion, think Tory Burch, DvF, Carolina Herrera, and Ralph Lauren. Now she's a founding member of Lauren Santo Domingo's Moda Operandi, where she works as the site's editor and social media manager.
Hayley Bloomingdale
Zara Beard is the demure 23-year-old daughter of photographer Peter Beard. She was raised at their family homes in Montauk and in Africa, where her father photographed wildlife. She supports the Gordon Parks Foundation, led by her pal, Peter Kunhardt. Zara is also set to join the horse jumping circuit. She and her horse are currently "in training" for shows.
Zara Beard
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Bob Diamond's stunning 25-year-old daughter Nell is a must-have social fixture. Her summer wedding to Teddy Wasserman in the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc was what Instagram dreams are made of, and we hear she is set to launch a new style-based project later this year.
Nell Diamond

From Kempner to Kennedy, Beard to Bloomingdale, click through our slideshow for the scoop on the young women slated to become the hottest commodities on New York’s social circuit this year.

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