NEW YORK — Now even young socialites are bait for the credit-mad. Zani Gugelmann was first meant to wear Naeem Khan but then Luca Luca sent out a media alert that she’d don one of its spring 2005 lilac gowns with a white satin ribbon to the New Yorker’s for Children April Fool’s Fete this past Friday evening. Needless to say, Gugelmann wasn’t aware she was a pawn. She just turned up looking as pretty as ever.
As for Anne Hathaway, the NYU sophomore said of her robin blue gown: “I’m finally old enough to wear Vera Wang. I think you have to be a certain age to pull off a fishtail hem.”
Also in a spring blue hue was Lisa Airan, who was pleased the gala was being held on a Friday night. This meant her doctor boyfriend, Trevor, could fly in from Toronto for the occasion. “It’s the first time he’s been able to come to one of these,” she said.
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, who was snapping pictures with her digital camera the entire evening, half-apologized for monopolizing her guests’ Friday night. She thanked people for spending it in the city when they could easily have gone out to their country houses.
While the DJ played Ciara’s “One, Two Step,” Kanavos posed for pictures with Jacob Arabo, aka Jacob the Jeweler. “Are you kidding?” Arabo said, when asked why his company, Jacob & Co., helped sponsor the evening, its first charity benefit. “This is my pleasure.” As for how the ladies, from Tinsley Mortimer to Lydia Fenet, looked in his designs, normally reserved for the likes of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Kimora Lee Simmons, Arabo said: “I want to make them all look like rock stars.” And then he did a little outrageous, so contagious one, two step of his own.