Meet the men and women creating sparks in all areas of the New York luxury scene….
Glenn D. Lowry
As the director of the largest (and many say the best) collection of modern art in the world, Glenn D. Lowry is one of the most influential men in art today. He oversees a collection that includes some of history’s most famous works, including those by Picasso, Kandinsky and Chagall, and as the man who decides what the museum will present next, he has the power to influence hundreds of thousands of domestic and international art lovers every year.
Scott Schuman (a.k.a. The Sartorialist)
Now the most influential blogger in the fashion world, Schuman was a fashion marketing high-flyer when he began to feel that something was missing: “When I worked in the fashion industry, I always felt that there was a disconnect between what I was selling in the showroom and what I was seeing real people (really cool people) wearing in real life.” So Schuman set about presenting us with the gorgeous sweet-shop assortment of models, celebrities and real people with style that is the The Sartorialist. Imitated a thousand-fold but never bettered, The Sartorialist is a New York institution.
One half of a New York power couple along with wife Joanna Coles (Editor of Marie Claire Magazine), Peter Godwin is the author of five non-fiction books including The Fear: The Last Days of Robert Mugabe, for which he secretly returned to the country that was once his home. He witnessed the torture bases, the burning villages, the death squads, the opposition leaders in hiding, the last white farmers, and the churchmen and diplomats putting their own lives on the line to stop the carnage. Described by The Economist as “the most powerful indictment of Robert Mugabe’s regime yet written,” Godwin has been marked out as one of the sharpest observers of modern Africa.
While her husband’s literary creations provide something to really get our teeth into, English editor-in-chief of the US edition of Marie Claire (the thinking girl’s fashion magazine) Joanna Coles aims to provide every woman with a luxurious moment of indulgence. She says that leafing through the pages of her magazine “should be the equivalent of an exhale.” Now that’s luxury!
Ex-model and niece of George W, Lauren Bush has gone from gracing the covers of Vogue, Glamour and W magazines to co-founding FEED Projects LLC. As the CEO, Lauren, along with her team, helps feed the world through the sale of environmentally-friendly and artisan-made bags, bears, T-shirts and other accessories. In partnership with the United Nations World Food Program’s School Feeding operations, FEED has provided 58,304,828 meals to date.
As the CEO of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington was the queen of online media – and since merging with AOL, her crown is shinier than ever. With a $315 million price tag, the Huffington Post didn’t come cheap and many of its fans accused Arianna of selling out. However, after being put in charge of all AOL’s content and as a pioneer in the delivery of online news, she was the best person to turn around AOL’s flagging fortunes.