Can you wait until the Friday column to read about the Museum of Modern Art's splendid Party in the Garden honoring Peggy and David Rockefeller and the opening of their collection of paintings there? Please do. Meanwhile, on Monday, June 20, the Museum will come alive again when Anna and Rupert Murdoch give their big party for Grace Mirabella and the fifth anniversary of Mirabella, the magazine named after her. Everybody fierce, fearless and fashionable has been invited to join in the party fever. At least 200 guests are expected for cocktails, dinner and the entertainment. The peerless Peggy Noonan will speak, soulful gospel singer Etta James will serenade one and all, and fierce and fearless Carrie Fisher will talk about, guess what, fearlessness.
Who will be part of this extravaganza, for which Robert Isabell will scatter tons of garden roses and Glorious Food will set out its famous Tarte aux Trois Caviars? Merely the likes of Pat Buckley, Nancy and Henry Kissinger, Hannah and Alan Pakula, Beverly Sills, John Richardson, Michael Graves, Lynn Nesbit, Kelly and Calvin Klein, Ricky and Ralph Lauren, Diandra Douglas, Lorraine Bracco and Edward James Olmos, Barbara Walters, Diane Von Furstenberg, Bobby Short, Oliver Stone, Marisa Tomei, Lucie de la Falaise, India Hicks, Matt Dillon and such devastating models as Lauren Hutton, Veronica Webb, Rosie Vela and Beverly Johnson. If you remember, Grace Mirabella, when she was at Vogue, was the first fearless editor to put a black model (Beverly Johnson) on the cover of a leading fashion magazine. Congratulations, fearless Grace, and keep on being that way.