Jacqueline Bissett, the thinking man's sex symbol, has a new French lover. Some people, Jackie included, think they're the best kind. He's Georges Marc Benamou, the editor-in-chief of Globe Magazine, the intellectual...

Crown Prince Frederik, the 25-year-old future King of Denmark, will be back in this country on Feb. 10 -- he spent last year at Harvard -- to open the Metropolitan Museum's extraordinary new exhibit, "The Golden Age of Danish Painting." Another Harvard man, our former ambassador to Denmark, John Loeb Jr., has been asked by the Danish Government to give a small and very private luncheon for Crown Prince Frederick in his beautiful Manhattan townhouse, the one with the biggest collection of Danish art in the U.S. hanging on each and every wall. Speaking of that sort of thing, John has just loaned 28 of his superb paintings to Harvard's Busch/Reisinger/Fogg Museum. What a good boy.

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.
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