As this year draws to a close, we pay tribute to the city many of us at T&C call home. It’s a town that has taken an especially hard hit in 2020, and when we sent an incredible group of photographers, stylists, and writers into its streets to chronicle some of New York’s most indelible characters, we confirmed what we’d known all along: It’s the people.
This issue is really a salute to all the cities we love, the ones that we yearn to see again, that inspire us and teach us and feed us. But it’s a celebration most of all of city people, that fierce, resilient ragtag army of true believers. To butcher a phrase, if we can make it through this year, we can make it anywhere. — Town & Country Editor-in-Chief, Stellene Volandes
The Metropolitan Opera is a village that impacts the cultural life of the city, the nation, and the world. We’re the largest performing arts nonprofit in the country, and there’s nothing I look forward to more than seeing that curtain go up again. — Peter Gelb
Isabel Leonard, Angel Blue, and Erin Morley with Peter Gelb, Metropolitan Opera singers and General Manager, at Lincoln Center. (On Leonard: Robert Danes dress ($3,900); Gianvito Rossi mules ($725); Verdura earrings ($12,500); Belperron vintage cuff ($117,000) AND RING ($68,500). On Blue: Oscar de la Renta caftan ($4,890); Verdura earrings ($82,500) and bracelet ($83,500); Pomellato bracelet ($57,900); Oscar Heyman ring ($68,000). On Morley: Reem Acra dress ($1,995); Oscar Heyman earrings ($145,000) and rings(FROM $38,000); Verdura bracelet ($163,500))