Friday, May 15, 2009

to the manor born

Born: August 6, 1982, in New York City. Parents: Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel. Father Jean-Charles is a French aristocrat and art collector; mother Jackie is an English banking heiress and noted international hostess. Hometown:Paris. Residences: Greenwich Village, Lyford Cay. Education:Le Rosey, École Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel in Paris, Parsons School of Design. Occupation:Fashion consultant. Godfather:Decorator Alberto Pinto. Can be found at: Blue Ribbon Sushi in New York. Causes: Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel. Quote: “These days I don’t think it matters who you are. Maybe a long time ago people paid more attention to names. Today everyone works hard. People who don’t work hard don’t get very far.” Photographed with her wirehaired dachshund, Loulou, at her Greenwich Village apartment.

Born: July 5, 1977, in New York City. Heritage: In 1962 in Vicenza, his parents, Laura and Vittorio Moltedo, founded Bottega Veneta, which was acquired by the Gucci Group in 2001 for an estimated $156 million. Family residences: Padua, Florence, Paris, New York. Education:Loyola High School, B.A. from N.Y.U., M.A. from Emerson.Occupation: Founder and designer of Corto Moltedo, a leather-goods company. Quote: “I don’t have a car. I don’t drive. I use mass transport to get places and do stuff.” Photographed at the Hôtel du Cap in Cap d’Antibes, France.

Born: April 7, 1981, in London.Heritage: Father Peter founded Mortons Restaurant in L.A. and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and co-founded the Hard Rock Café chain; grandfather Arnie founded the Morton’s Steakhouse chain. Residence: Los Angeles.Education: Harvard-Westlake, studied business and hospitality at N.Y.U. Occupation: C.E.O. of Pink Taco restaurants, owner of the Viper Room in L.A. Quote:“Pink Taco is like my leader, Viper is my passion project.”Photographed at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.

Born: August 31, 1988, in London.Heritage: Daughter of Telegraph Media Group chairman Aidan Barclay; granddaughter of self-made billionaire Sir David Barclay; her mother’s family hails from India. Residences: London, New York City. Education:Westminster School in London.Occupation: Student at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. Perk: Family has owned London’s Ritz hotel since 1995.Can be found at: Zuma, when in London. Quote: “I’ve always been interested in doing something creative. I’ve always liked art, theater, singing, and films. My mother would say, ‘Sofia, you’re going to be an actress.’ And I was like, ‘O.K. Thank you.’ So she knew before I did.” Photographed in Holland Park, London.

Born: October 30, 1981, in New York City. Parents: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump. Dating: Jared KushnerResidence: New York City. Perk: Mar-a-Lago.Education: Chapin, Choate Rosemary Hall, B.S. from Wharton. Occupation: V.P. at Trump Organization; principal of Ivanka Trump Collection, her diamond-jewelry line. Causes:Eric Trump Foundation, N.Y.C. Police Foundation. Quote: “It never occurred to me that I’d do anything else.… The end goal was always real estate.” Photographed on the corner of Park Avenue and 61st Street in New York City.

I love all these photographs taken by Bruce Weber!  It's heart-warming to see that many of these fortunate young people are doing worthwhile things with their lives.  Many more pictures and stories to see at Vanity Fair.
photos by Bruce Weber for Vanity Fair.  Text by Bob Colacello


  1. I'm subtracting a few of Harry Morton's points for dating Lindsey Lohan. And for naming his restaurant chain "Pink Taco."

  2. i'll subtract the points for you! (didn't know about lindsey, and for god's sake, how did i miss that name?!) ew.


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