The Thursday Reading List

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Alamuddin opted for an off-white Stella McCartney suit at the civil ceremony. Talk about saving the best for last.

The Thursday Reading List

Former Beatrice Inn habitues are ready and willing to annoint a new elite nightspot-of-the-moment. The problem is, where? Possible contenders include Cabin Down Below, Warren 77,  Rose Bar and, now, Noah Tepperberg’s latest, Avenue. But, asks Elisa Lipsky-Karasz, where’s the charm? (WWD blog)

Karl Lagerfeld will lend his voice to a villain named Fabu in the French animated film Totally Spies. (Hollywood Reporter)

We swore that between Gossip Girl and Real Housewives, there was no need for a show like “Born Rich” (the latest Bravo “reality” concoction, following six overprivileged Manhattan high schoolers). But at the media preview, the soon-to-be-infamous teenagers cringed in their seats as the audience members loudly mocked and scoffed at their onscreen behavior. So we sorta can’t wait. (NYT The Moment)

Who is the world’s most handsome man? Vanity Fair’s website is taking a poll and widely-acknowledged-most-handsome-guys Hugh Jackman and Brad Pitt are currently losing, big time, to Robert Pattinson. (VF.com)

Now, feel very very small: Speyer, LeFrak, Rudin, Mack, Milstein, Feil, Fisher, Malkin, Ross, Zuckerman and the rest of the Hundred Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate. (Observer)

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana don’t even pretend to have any interest in dressing Michelle Obama. They also say they wish they could adopt a baby together, regardless of the fact that they’re not a couple anymore. (Fashionologie)

The Venice Biennale has kicked off and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni suggests giving Saturday night’s Save Venice charity dinner a pass. Says a source, “It’s become so second-rate since Nan Kempner died and Kenny Jay Lane stopped attending.” Well, then. (Daily Beast)