Photos by Patrick McMullan
John Hobbs, Ghislaine Maxwell,
and Mica Ertegun
Introducing John Hobbs
IFE is always the most glamorous when you’re invited to one of the show homes of New York. You know you’re going to see one of the most beautiful apartments, and that champagne (Verve Cliquot) and caviar (Beluga!) will flow freely.
That’s how it was to the “introducing John Hobbs to New York society” that was planned by two great young hostesses – Laura Steinberg and Georgiana Bronfman. It was in Georgiana’s home and la belle monde was there. Large, spacious, elegantly decorated, with more than100 orchid plants abound, the apartment waited to impress its visitors. And impressed they were.
John Hobbs is one of London’s esteemed art and antiques dealers on the venerable Pimlico Road. After 40 years in the business (he started at 13!), John is an expert in the field, but only buys “when an object moves me.” He’s sold to some of the greatest stylemeisters in the world – Givenchy, Valentino, Mercedes Bass, and Saul Steinberg to name but a few of his renowned clients.
John is making the move to New York to develop his business here. Son Rupert will be handling all day-to-day matters in London.
To make his debut on the New York scene auspicious, Laura and Georgiana threw wide their rolodexes and Palm VIIs, and everyone came! The elegant “A” list giant Mica Ertegun stopped by early. Writers Anthony Haden Guest and Taki came by to get the latest gossip.
And most of the gossip was about the divine Luciana Morad. “Is it her?” or “Is she the one?” and for the not-in-the-know, “Who is she?” As you’re all up-to-date on your gossip you’ll know that Luciana is the mother of Mick Jagger’s latest offspring. Looking svelte and delectable, Luciana was like honey to a lot of male bees in that room!
Luciana’s been quite busy lately. According to the New York Daily News, the Brazilian model was in a New York family court pleading for $35,000 a month to cover expenses for raising one-year-old son Lucas. Daddy Mick was absent from the proceedings, but sent word he'll top out at $5,600. Mick is known to have seven kids and two grandkids.