Anne Slater wore black silk pajamas by Michael Katz under a lushly lined loden coat, Duane Hampton was in burnt orange wool and Chessy Rayner wore midnight blue silk pajamas and her Valentine heart pin. Mario Buatta kept his mad, mad, mad hairpiece in his pocket most of the evening. And so would you if you if you ever saw the thing.
Glenn Bernbaum, the proprietor of Mortimer's, filled the Cafe with a forest of eucalyptus branches, threw sage green cloths on the tables and centered them with white tulips opened, by Glenn personally, to look like magnolias. Dear Glenn.
Tucking gratefully into the boiled beef with potato pancakes and the chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream were such as Barbara Walters in hundreds of pearls, Florence Grinda of the Paris Grindas, Nan and Stephen Swid, Ellen and Joel Shapiro, Gil Shiva, Mark Hampton, Marion McEvoy of Elle, John Dobkin and Dominick Dunne. Such fun.
Alice Mason put on her white cut velvet Galanos embroidered in white beads and diamantes and got ready to receive Gen. Alexander Haig and his wife Pat at one of her celebrated little dinners. Except Pat Haig got the flu and that was that. Now the Haigs will be guests of honor at Alice's next dinner. Still the show must go on, Haigs or no Haigs, so Alice's rooms were chock-a-block with the likes of Betsy and Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters again, Linda Wachner, Helen Gurley Brown and David Brown, Mario Buatta (without the wild rug), Susan and John Weitz, Frances Scaife, Harriette and Noel Levine, Sibilla Clark, Marilyn Evins, Judy Green, Bob Colacello, Dominick Dunne again, Gaetana and Tom Enders, Bernard Leser, Barbara and Bill Tapert, the model Carmen, Alex Gregory, Johnny Galliher, Howard Slatkin and Ambassador Ahmed Snoussi of Morocco and, from Philadelphia, the apparel mogul Sidney Kimmel and the designer mogulette Rena Rowan. Also Alice's daughter and son-in-law, Dominique and Luke John Yang, Dominique all sophisticated in Vicky Tiel's long black dress and bolero beaded in jet. Pat Haig's feeling better, thank you.