Leonard Lauder and his bride threw a party marking the beginning of New York Fashion Week — and everybody came. Everyone in the magazine business, that is.
Held at the Fifth Avenue residence Lauder shares with his wife of eight months, Judith Glickman Lauder, the soiree drew Hearst’s David Carey and Michael Clinton, Condé Nast’s Bob Sauerberg, Allure’s Linda Wells, Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey and Kendall Jenner (in Tom Ford, natch), to name just a few.
“Why are we doing this?” Leonard Lauder intoned from the terrace staircase. “We love New York! For those of you that think you want to move to Jersey City — forget it. New York is the center of the world and we’re glad to have you here.” In addition to cocktails on the Lauders’ two-tiered terrace, representatives of the New York City Landmarks Conservancy were available to point out everything from the residence where “Rosemary’s Baby” was filmed to other sites of historical note. The evening also included a private showing of Lauder’s extensive Cubist collection, which is willed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photographs inside the residence were off-limits, however: “My insurance company will then send two copies of the bill: one to me, and one to you,” Lauder cracked.