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Town & Country March 2021

Town & Country features the latest in luxury, from beautiful homes, sumptuous dining to exotic locations. In 11 gorgeous annual issues, Town & Country covers the arts, fashion and culture, bringing the best of everything to America's trendsetters

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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
t&c history

1992 IMAN IN SOUTH AFRICA For Iman, the experience of meeting the Ndebele women of South Africa, immortalized in T&C’s January 1992 issue by Namibian photographer Margaret Courtney-Clarke, is still fresh nearly three decades later. “I’ve always loved this story, because the takeaway isn’t glamour but joy,” says the supermodel, who got a firsthand look at Ndebele house painting, a style of art practiced predominantly by women. “My happiness came from helping shine a light on the artistic brilliance of these women.” The artists, in turn, drew inspiration from her clothes in their work. “I was never more delighted to fulfill the role of mannequin,” she says. MARGARET COURTNEY-CLARKE, FROM THE JANUARY 1992 ISSUE OF TOWN & COUNTRY…

2 min
this day, last year

March 12, 2020: the things we discovered in our camera rolls. “That was the day I called the election after seeing one Alexander McQueen jacket,” recalled Erik Maza, T&C’s style features director, after finding a picture of the political bellwether’s work in his phone (see above). Some of us were in Paris with other magazine colleagues for the ready-to-wear fashion shows. Soon after Erik’s McQueen moment, we would all be called back home. Those of us who were in New York that day discovered images of the early nature walks that would become our salvation, of book purchases meant to last the two weeks (three weeks, tops!) of quarantine, of hot pot prep and first attempts at home cooked dinners, of anxiety-lined Hearst elevator selfies with overstuffed tote bags filled with…

1 min
the leading man

The history: As a curator, David C. Driskell fervently championed Black artists. In 1976 he organized a watershed exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that brought together the works of more than 60 African-American painters, sculptors, and artisans spanning 200 years (1750–1950), which definitively changed the course of American art history. The show, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” made stops in Dallas, Atlanta, and Brooklyn, becoming the first traveling museum exhibition of works made exclusively by African-American artists. As a scholar and professor—most notably at the University of Maryland, where he taught for 20 years—Driskell mentored young talent and turned Black art into a legitimate field of study. As an artist he created a wide-ranging oeuvre, incorporating themes and influences of the African diaspora, that has been featured…

6 min
the palm beach rush

Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, Jeffrey Tousey, the thirtysomething founder of social media agency Beekman Social, and his partner, developer Billy Gilbane III, looked out the windows of their country home among the Finger Lakes in upstate New York and saw snow coming down. It was May. The couple knew they didn’t want to spend another winter—or even a spring—up north. Having both taken their work fully remote, they sought a warmer clime, but somewhere in the same time zone and with direct flights to New York. They decided to house-hunt in Palm Beach “We’d scroll through Zillow every night, and there wasn’t a lot of inventory,” Tousey recalls. They settled on a 1950s bungalow in Palm Beach that they’re now renovating while they rent from a family friend nearby. “We basically…

1 min
our shiny sheet

▸ NYC’s La Goulue just opened in Palm Beach, and fellow import Le Bilboquet will arrive soon—canteens for the beau monde. ▸ The renovated Royal Poinciana Plaza is a draw thanks to art galleries (Pace, Acquavella), fashion (Saint Laurent, Hermès), and dining (Sant Ambroeus, Coyo Taco). ▸ Nantucket import LoLa 41 is where you’ll find the in crowd enjoying Peking duck before dancing at Cucina, just next door. ▸ On rowdy nights, the younger set hits Camelot, a Kennedy-themed nightspot in West Palm Beach.…

3 min
queue are you?

“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting anyway,” Andy Warhol wrote in his book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. “Never getting in is the most exciting, but after that waiting to get in is the most exciting.” For a long time this was how many of us felt. In a 2015 issue devoted to the “cultlike fervor” of voluntary waiting—for Frankenpastries, for limited edition garments, for happenings where the artist is present—New York magazine’s David Wallace-Wells described the “signaling that one has an endless amount of time to devote to consumer connoisseurship.” In an era when no one had to wait, choosing to do so was a signifier. I did my time. At my first job, the assistants would do shifts on line at the original Shake Shack,…