At least Marylou went out with a bang. The theme for her farewell gala was "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," with decor to match. By the time Marylou finished, there was hardly an inch of blue or silver fabric left in the state. A silver moon hung in the big party tent as well as over the atrium, surrounded by about a million stars. Neil Smith and his boys kept them hopping in the tent, and for the sing-alongers there was a piano in the atrium. Marylou wore Scaasi's paper-thin yellow silk strapless ballgown with her hair in braids, adorned by lily-of-the-valley. Talk about making a statement. You may have heard that she made her entrance to "Younger Than Springtime," but you know how those Southerners exaggerate. Whatever, after filling her Blue Goose box at the Derby with special friends and flying to the Adirondacks for business meetings, she has now gone fishing. And so would you.
Speaking of Scaasi, Rosemarie Kanzler of the Paris, Buenos Aires and a-divine-house-on-the-sea-in-Greece Kanzlers, who has been dressed by the best in Paris for years, is a new Scaasi devotee. Now in New York for a little visit, Rosemarie wore one of his pink confections to the dinner Anne Slater (smashing in a mostly pink Michael Katz confection) gave for her at Mortimer's the other night. Anne took over the side room of the restaurant, which was all pink lights and pink apple blossoms with a painted mural of flowering apple trees and crystal lakes. Spring is here.