So it seemed, for a moment at least, when graceful Brooke Astor went for a spin in the arms of Oscar de la Renta at Thirteen/WNET’s gala at the Plaza Hotel Tuesday night.
De la Renta, whom the event honored this year, was nominated the following morning as one of three finalists for women’s wear designer of the year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
“I’ve had some trouble with my leg,” Mrs. Astor, a past Thirteen/WNET honoree, explained, “and it’s the first time I’ve gotten out on the floor for six weeks. But Oscar’s an old, old friend — and the music and the crowd were wonderful — so I decided to take a little turn.”