"She’s a working queen," said Princess Firyal of Jordan, dressed head to foot in gold, as she introduced ravishing Queen Rania of Jordan, a vision in opera-red velvet to the standing-room-only crowd gathered in the Waldorf Ballroom for the...

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In the crowd: Pat and Bill Buckley; Lee Thaw, hosting a table wearing Oscar de la Renta’s printed tissue lamé jacket and long skirt; Louise and Henry Grunwald, and Evelyn and Leonard Lauder.

Speaking of Evelyn, she just received the French Legion of Honor at the French Consulate, the residence of Consul General and Mrs. Richard Duqué. The French ambassador to the U.S., Bujon de l’Estang himself, came from Washington to present the award "for outstanding service rendered to France or a feat befitting humanity." Evelyn is an unflagging champion of breast cancer research through her Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

She is in good company. Only 10 Americans receive the Legion of Honor each year and only three husbands and wives have joined the order. Her husband, Leonard, was presented with the honor in 2001, and her mother-in-law, Estée, received hers in 1978.

All the Lauders were there for Evelyn — her sons William and Gary and their wives; Jo Carole and Ronald and such friends as Donna and Bill Acquavella, Liz and Damon Mezzacappa, Andrea and Charles Bronfman and Marshall Rose with his wife, Candice Bergen, whose French is parfait! Aren’t you glad?

The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Holiday Bazaar will be held at Sotheby’s Dec. 5. The committee includes the organization’s president, Dianna Quasha; Tobi Roosevelt; Tobi’s sister Nancy Baker, who is the evening’s chairman, and John Rosselli and Nancy Wekselbaum, the honorary co-chairmen who gave a kick-off party at Scalamandre, where everyone sipped Veuve Clicquot and had a look at the festive pillows that will be auctioned off at the Bazaar. La!

Among the interior designers who have fashioned one-of-a-kind treasures are Albert Hadley, who used patterned silk with embroidered quilting and red suede scalloping on his pillow; Joanne de Guardiola, who used handwoven multicolored striped silk trimmed with bows and tulip tassels, and Lisa Jackson and Catherine Aaron, who covered their pillows in off-white and silvery beige patchwork silk velvet. Alexa Hampton, Jamie Drake, Matthew David, Albert Capraro and Nicole Miller all designed poufs for the auction. Get your pillows and poufs early.

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