The Tribeca Ball on Feb. 15 will celebrate the New York Academy of Art's new home at 111 Franklin St. Guests have been asked to wear festive dress, and they had better. The honorary committee is terribly, terribly -- that is if you consider chairman Tom Wolfe and his committee of Leo Castelli, Christopher Forbes, Michael Graves and Mary McFadden terribly, terribly. You don't have to decide right this minute, you know.
It will be a big spring wedding when Christina Ittleson marries Sean Patrick Smith in New York in May. Christina is the daughter of Marianne and Tony Ittleson of New York and Southampton and the granddaughter of the late Nancy and the late Henry Ittleson, who were so much a part of the New York, Palm Beach, Palm Springs and Monte Carlo scene. Nancy and Henry had a house in Monte Carlo that looked like an enormous yacht. He was an avid gambler -- and a multimillionaire who could afford it -- so every night in the season you would see him at the roulette wheel or the baccarat table. The senior Ittlesons' apartment at the Hotel Pierre was filled with one of the finest collections of Impressionists in the country. But that's only a part of it. More about the bride and groom anon.