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Lauren Bush will be dipping her toes into Fashion Week between her classes at Princeton. Last night, she was at the Frick Museum for the Young Fellows’ Evening of Nouveau Glamour with her escort, Tammer Qaddumi, a student at Yale who’s a friend from Houston. Lauren wore a sexy teal blue chiffon dress cut on the bias by Christian Dior. On Sunday, the Elite model will perch in the front row of Diane Von Furstenberg’s show and on Wednesday, she’ll go to her pal Tommy Hilfiger’s. She wanted to go to Marc Jacobs’, but her photography class got in the way, so maybe in the fall.
Lauren will be spending the summer in the Hamptons with her 14-year-old sister Ashley, who may follow in her footsteps as a model, and their mother, Sharon Bush, who’s busy designing a line of jewelry made of semiprecious stones. Lauren will take acting classes in the city during the week when her classes at Princeton end for the year, before heading to France in July to study French and attend the couture.
Lily Safra, one of the richest women in the world, has bought a beautiful new apartment on the Avenue Gabriel in Paris. Two full floors and exquisitely done. As for the view, you can see the Eiffel Tower from every room. These days and nights, she is a happy woman, out lunching and dining with her friends, wearing marvelous clothes, and emerging from the three-year nightmare and the ugly, false and unfounded speculations that followed her in print after the death of her husband, Edmond, in their Monte Carlo apartment, a victim of a fire set by one of his nurses, the now-imprisoned Ted Maher. A coincidence: Lily’s apartment is the same one Blaine Trump’s family lived in when Blaine was a student in Paris.
Pat and Bill Buckley have flown off to Gstaad for their annual winter holiday. They will be there for two weeks, not in a chalet as in many years past — "too much trouble" says Pat — but in a hotel with all the amenities, naturally. Pat, a brilliant hostess and viewer of the social scene, knows from amenities if anyone does. As for William F. Jr., his newest novel, "Getting it Right," is just out, set during the Cuban missile crisis of the Sixties. "It’s a high, pulsating drama," says Sam Tanenhaus, who wrote the definitive biography of Whittaker Chambers, "a singular addition to his glittering oeuvre." You can say it again, Sam.