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Clique Clack: New York's Top Social Groups

Those rare birds: the socials of New York, from Julia Restoin-Roitfeld to Annette de la Renta.

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EURO STARS

Members: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo, Stavros Niarchos, Eugenie Niarchos, Margherita Missoni, Olympia and Fiona Scarry, Magnus Berger, Dasha Zhukova, Andrea Casiraghi.

Leader: Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld. The fashion-pub progeny has managed to corral the troops for many a Champagne-fueled bacchanalia to celebrate his ongoing art exhibits.

Newest member:
Gaia Repossi — the stylish jewelry designer hit the party circuit during the last New York Fashion Week. Here’s hoping she makes some return visits.

Hangouts: Indochine, Bread, Rose Bar, Avenue.

Labels: Altuzarra, Balmain, Givenchy, Alaïa.

Causes: Tabletop dancing, contemporary art, capsule jewelry collections, body-conscious minidresses.

 

Main Event: amfAR and Vladimir’s postexhibit parties.


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ARTY PARTY PEOPLE

Members: Lola Schnabel; Stella Schnabel; Chiara Clemente; André Balazs; Jen Brill; Terry Richardson; Olivier Zahm; Chloë Sevigny; Terence Koh; Humberto Leon; Carol Lim; Ryan McGinley; Arden Wohl; Paul Sevigny; Nate Lowman; Yvonne Force Villareal; Cecilia Dean; Aaron Young; ThreeAsFour’s Gabi, Adi and Angela; Amy Greenspon; Hope Atherton; Shala Monroque, and sometimes Aby and Samantha Rosen when they descend from Uptown.

Leader: Olivier Zahm

Newest Member: Vito Schnabel. The youngest of the Schnabel clan has recently shown his party prowess with recent curatorial bashes at Art Basel Miami and on West Broadway.

Hangouts: Bar Pitti, Kenmare, Boom Boom Room.

Labels: Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Zac Posen, Opening Ceremony.

Causes: Independent magazines, anonymous artist collectives, Larry Gagosian.

Main Event: Anything hosted by Purple magazine; Art Basel Miami

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YUMMY MUMMIES WHO USED TO GO OUT BUT NOW NOT SO MUCH


Members:
Marina Connor, Lauren duPont, Renee Rockefeller, Aerin Lauder, Gigi Mortimer, Samantha Boardman, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler.

Leader: Aerin Lauder

Newest Member: Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler

Hangouts: Amaranth, Monkey Bar, Cipriani, Le Caprice, The Mark Hotel.

Labels: Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang.

Causes: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Neue Gallery, keeping their nannies.

Main Event: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala.

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CHARITY-CIRCUIT REGULARS

Members: Jennifer Creel, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Jamee Gregory, Anne Grauso, Marjorie Gubelmann, Muffie Potter Aston, Zani Gugelmann, Olivia Chantecaille, Debbie Bancroft.

Leader: Muffie Potter Aston (she clocked 24 events in 2009 and chaired nearly half a dozen)

Newest member:
Lydia Fenet

Hangouts: Doubles, Bergdorf Goodman, Waverly Inn, the ballroom of The Plaza, Sant Ambroeus (uptown).
 
Labels: Carolina Herrera, Christian Cota, Ralph Rucci, Angel Sanchez, or whichever brand is sponsoring the event
 
Causes: The ballet, museums, children, Haiti, AIDS, cancer, literacy, Venice, eyesight, Central Park.

Main Event: All of ’em

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THE ESTABLISHMENT

 


Members: Annette de la Renta, Nancy Kissinger, Jayne Wrightsman, Mercedes Bass, Marie-Josée Kravis, Carroll Petrie, Anne Slater.

Leader:
Annette de la Renta

Newest member:
Blaine Trump

Hangouts:
La Grenouille, Swifty’s, Four Seasons restaurant, Michael’s, Cipriani at the Sherry-Netherland.

Labels:
Oscar de la Renta, Valentino (preretirement), Carolina Herrera, Chanel.

Causes:
Fine-art institutions (Carnegie Hall, Met Opera, MoMA), maintaining the reputation of high society.

Main Event:
The opening of the Metropolitan Opera.

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