It’s spring, and in New York, the young folks’ fancy has turned to fund-raising — in certain circles at least. Last week, Alexandra and Taki Theodorocopulos held a get-to-know-the-group cocktail party at their Upper East Side townhouse for the first junior benefit committee of the Delta Society, an organization that trains pets to aid the disabled.
Eliza Reed, the junior committee chairman; Veronica Bulgari, and Tessa Benson — not to mention a poodle and a pair of cats — mingled with Carolina Herrera and C.Z. Guest, who was alarmed and then amused when her host pretended to put the moves on her on the sofa.
One night later, the town cars were rolling over the bridge for the opening night performance of the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The uptown-downtown bunch who recently shared the front row at Isaac Mizrahi’s runway show — Nina Griscom, Blaine Trump and Sandy Hill — shared the best orchestra seats for the performance. Mizrahi, a longtime fan and friend of Morris, preferred to watch from the first balcony.
At the party upstairs following the performance, Cari Modine’s salsa dancing was interrupted — very briefly — by speeches from the benefit co-chairs.
“You said you didn’t prepare anything to say,” Mizrahi said to Hill and the audience, “so I didn’t either.”