Vanity Fair’s Society & Style gives Georgette Mosbacher‘s launch party for Rogues Gallery top billing over competing fetes that attracted mere movie stars and Chelsea Clinton in a post on Thursday night’s top parties. “Why?” asks VF. “Because social powerhouses have been awaiting this book with bated breath, and where better to toast it than Mosbacher’s abode, with its clear view of the Met steps?
“Talking Point: The book’s explosive allegations, and the anticipated uproar.” In attendance: former Metropolitan Museum director Tom Hoving, Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst, Gay Talese, Arianna Huffington, Samuel Peabody, Paul and Dayssi Olarte de Kanovas, Richard Feigen, Countess Sharon Sondes and Geoffrey Thomas, the decorators Ann Downey and Richard Mishaan, furniture designer and museum benefactor David Netto, Nicole Miller, Katherine Bryan, David Redden of Sothebys, the journalists Marie Brenner, Geraldine Fabrikant, Kevin Buckley, Lloyd Grove, George Gurley, Laurie Dhue, Melik Kaylan and Raymond Sokolov, power PRs Peggy Siegal, Christine Biddle, Allison Mazzola, Catherine Saxton and Harriet Weintraub, the archaeologist Iris Love, the painters Hunt Slonem and Duncan Hannah, Randy Jones, Ghislaine Maxwell, Dana Hammond, H. Woody Brock, Bettina Zilkha, Patty Raynes, Caroline Hirsch, Jonathan and Somers Farkas, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Julian and Lisa Niccolini and more. UPDATE: There are now lots of pictures on New York Social Diary.