AT LAST: The dinner crowd at Cipriani had very good reason to gawk at the sparkle in Marjorie Gubelmann’s eye — and on her finger — as she and Reza Raein supped there Saturday night. The couple, it turns out, had gotten engaged only hours earlier — to the delight of her family and his, who’d all flown in for the occasion. Gubelmann and Raein are planning a May wedding in Palm Beach, and friends say she’ll wear Givenchy couture. As for the rock — suffice it to say that it’s eminently worthy of its owner.
FOX TROT: England’s aristocratic set joined farmers on Sunday for a mass march through London to protest the government’s proposed ban on hunting. Some 400,000 marchers, including the Duchess of Devonshire, Earl Spencer, Elle Macpherson and Lord Frederick Windsor, took to the streets dressed in tweeds and riding helmets. Sources said Camilla Parker Bowles was itching to march, but Prince Charles — an avid hunter — wouldn’t let her join the fun.
This story first appeared in the September 24, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: While some busy themselves searching out the bag of the season, others prefer to carry something a little more, ahem, exclusive. Alexandra Von Furstenberg picked up her chic crocodile bag at the new Gucci store on Madison Avenue last weekend, and she won’t have to worry about anyone imitating her style. Until other Gucci fans who are still on the waiting list for the $12,000 and $15,150 crocodile bags get theirs, Von Furstenberg will tote around the only one sold in the U.S.