Cornelia Guest has packed up her house in London’s Belgravia and is back at the family home in Old Westbury with a kennel full of dogs and a stable full of horses. She says it’s for good, however long that may prove to be. Fresh from L.A. and the birthday party she gave for Sir Elton John, Cornelia’s calendar is filled with glamorous doings. Last night, she went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus with her friends and especially Nicole Feld, whose father, Kenneth, owns the whole kit and caboodle, including the elephants. Today, she’s busy calling friends to come to her party at Bergdorf Goodman next Tuesday for Philip Treacy, one of the world’s top milliners. Among those expected are Nan Kempner, Emilia Fanjul, William Ivey Long, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, and a lot more just like them.
Philip hasn’t been in town for quite some time, and everyone is dying to see him. He’s going to be holed up on the fourth floor of Bergdorf’s practically from dawn to dusk next Tuesday. It’s double duty because with the 21st Annual Central Park Conservancy lunch on May 7 celebrating the 150th birthday of the Park, hats — the more whimsical, the better — are de rigeur, and everyone is clamoring for something special to plop on their little heads, including this year’s co-chairs Dina Merrill, Calvert Moore, Marcia Mishaan, Liz Peck and Wendy Carduner, who all have been invited to check out the wildly inventive chapeaus of Mr. Treacy. Mad hatters, all of them — but you knew that.