New York's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors
by adrienne gaffney
Blazer ($2,015) and pants ($595), Band of Outsiders. Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900. Shirt, Shipley & Halmos ($225). Scoop NYC, 875 Washington St., 212-929-1244. Belt, Canali ($295). Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000. Shot on Location at Rooftop Lounge & Bar at The Pod 39 Hotel
Aaron Tveit, 29 (ABOVE)
One of the most versatile twenty-something actors, Tveit has appeared on Broadway (Catch Me if You Can), TV (Gossip Girl), and film (Les Misérables).
What’s new: Finishing the first season of Graceland, working on a couple of really exciting film projects, and releasing my first album.
Favorite New York moment: Performing on a Broadway stage for the first time in Hairspray in 2006.
Favorite neighborhood: Union Square—it’s a slice of the city.
Proudest achievements: Seeing two shows I worked on in development for years succeed on Broadway; fulfilling a lifelong dream to sing “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium during a play-off game; and finally finishing my college degree last summer—11 years after I started.
What makes a good relationship: Honesty and the ability to laugh together, and often.
Darren Aronofsky, 44
The genius director behind Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan is the pride of his native Brooklyn. See his star ascend even further when his epic take on Noah’s ark hits theaters next year.
Penn Badgley, 26
Expect the newly single actor, who wowed audiences with his singing in Greetings from Tim Buckley, to embrace his intellectual roots post–Gossip Girl.
Louis CK, 46
The Louie star’s dark, self-deprecating humor has made him the comedian of the moment. He also happens to be a devoted single dad to boot.
Lyor Cohen, 53
A rap icon who doesn’t come with an entourage, the Israeli former Def Jam and Warner Music Group exec was instrumental in the careers of Jay Z, Kanye West, and Run-DMC.
Bradley Cooper, 38
Who cares about the dramatic chops and “Sexiest Man” designation when he speaks French fluently, adores his rescue dog, Charlotte, and has lived with his mom. Amour!
Colman Domingo, 43
A triple threat (actor, director, playwright), Domingo has serious theater credentials that include a Tony nomination, but, as his work on television’s The Big Gay Sketch Show proves, he’s always good for a laugh.
Andrew Lauren, 44
In an industry rife with self-promotion, the Ralph Lauren heir has maintained an under-the-radar profile producing offbeat films like The Spectacular Now and The Squid and the Whale.
Justin Levine, 27
The actor/writer/musician’s creative range has been on display in the Public Theater’s production of rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, performances by his faux-vaudeville act Pepper and Sam, and regular gigs with the Clinton Curtis Band.
Hamish Linklater, 37
He is a man for all seasons, popping up everywhere from major big screen releases like 42, CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, as well as gracing the stage for Shakespeare in the Park.
Billy Magnussen, 28
He drew in viewers as a soap opera star but now those good looks come with a Tony nomination for his widely praised run in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
David Mendizábal, 28
As director of The Movement Theatre Company (which he cofounded), Mendizábal is seen as one of the freshest young talents in theater.
Antonio Santos, 30
Creative director of the production company One Thousand Percent, Santos brings an ultramodern aesthetic to the breathtaking videos he’s produced for clients like Vogue and Ferragamo.
Joe Trapanese, 29
When looking for someone to make beautiful music with, who better than one who actually makes beautiful music? Trapanese’s musical compositions can be heard in The Bourne Legacy and Dexter and on M83’s latest album.
ON MICHAEL: Shirt, Façonnable ($165). 636 Fifth Ave., 212-319-0111. Jeans, AG Adriano Goldschmied ($178). 111 Greene St., 212-680-0581. Arceau Chrono watch, Hermès ($6,500). 691 Madison Ave., 212-751-3181. Belt, John Varvatos ($275). 122 Spring St., 212-965-0700. Leather dress shoes with tassel, Salvatore Ferragamo ($640). 655 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3822. ON IMAN: Cardigan, McQ Alexander McQueen ($630). mrporter.com. Custom Gazelle sneakers, Adidas (price on request). 136 Wooster St., 212-673-0398. Shirt, jeans, necklace, and bracelet, Iman’s own. Shot on Location at 675 Bar
Michael Del Zotto, 23 (ABOVE, LEFT)
The Rangers defenseman is a name to watch, thanks to his star turn in the Eastern Conference play-offs last season.
What’s new: A new Rangers coaching staff creates more hunger for all of us to reach our ultimate goal of raising the Stanley Cup.
Proudest achievements: Professionally, scoring the winning goal in the play-off game 7 against the Washington Capitals; personally, creating a stronger bond with my biggest fan Liam Traynor, who has dealt with cerebral palsy.
Favorite neighborhood: Tribeca.
What makes a good relationship: Laughter—I love to joke around.
Rules to live by: I try to have fun, laugh each day, and enjoy being around quality people.
Special causes: Breast cancer awareness and Garden of Dreams, which works with NYC area kids.
Iman Shumpert, 23 (ABOVE, RIGHT)
Forward-guard Shumpert is a rising star with the Knicks and finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting after his first season. During downtime, he released several hip-hop tracks via social media.
What’s new: The upcoming season brings another chance to win a championship, but in terms of my own game, I have been working on a lot of things.... You’ll see it when it happens.
Proudest achievement: Coming back from ACL surgery.
What’s great about New York: The diversity.
Favorite neighborhood: Harlem.
Rules to live by: Loyalty, honesty, persistence.
Special causes: Kids with autism.
Andrea Bargnani, 27
The Knicks center’s impressive seven-foot stature and romantic accent (he’s a native of Rome) made his arrival in New York City a very welcome one for basketball fanatics.
Robinson Cano, 30
A five-time All-Star, the second baseman is a jewel in the Yankees lineup and one of the first athletes to be signed to Jay Z’s agency, Roc Nation Sports.
Tim Hardaway Jr., 21
The rookie is basketball royalty (dad is NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway Sr.) and his signing with the Knicks means tremendous media interest for both his game and romantic prospects.
Matt Harvey , 24
The handsome star pitcher for the Mets is a self-professed fashion addict and keeps to a gluten-free diet, the rewards of which were evident when he bared his 6’4” form in a recent nude shoot for ESPN The Magazine.
Derek Jeter, 39
This Yankee shortstop is one of the greatest athletes in New York’s history. The perennial bachelor has scores of female admirers and a legion of famous ex-flames.
Brad Richards, 33
The center for the Rangers is known for his philanthropic generosity (favored causes involve pediatric cancer and autism) and, as a noted oenophile, makes a perfect partner for sharing a bottle of vino.
Mark Sanchez, 26
Arguably one of the best-looking players in the NFL, the Jets quarterback has been a hot commodity since his college days and a point of pride for fellow Mexican-Americans.
John Tavares, 23
The youthful center’s stunning 2012–2013 season with the New York Islanders made him an NHL Most Valuable Player Award finalist.
Shirt ($175) and trousers ($895), Façonnable. 636 Fifth Ave., 212-319-0111. Braces, Drake’s ($115). mrporter.com. Tie, John Varvatos ($135). 122 Spring St., 212-965-0700. Shot on Location at The Lexington Hotel
Efren Puente, 51 (ABOVE)
A fast tracker in the wine and spirits business, Puente, vice president of marketing for the Charmer Sunbelt Group, has launched such brands as Cîroc Vodka and Tanqueray’s No. Ten.
What’s new: Expanding Wine & Wishes, an annual event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Favorite New York moment: Seeing the city from an aircraft window as I return.
Favorite neighborhood: The East Village.
Proudest achievement: My life, right now.
What makes a good relationship: The more I know myself, my values, and my value, the better partner I can be.
Crispin Baynes, 40
This British expat’s James Bond–esque visage is fitting: As a broker for the boating firm Burgess, Baynes is the go-to man for super yachts.
Steve Crutch field, 36
A computer whiz, he is now the CEO of the New York Stock Exchange’s Amex Options; maybe he’ll fix your MacBook—or let you ring the opening bell.
Jared Epstein, 33
He knows all the downtown hot spots. As VP of real estate development Aurora Capital Associates, his work has focused on developing the Meatpacking District. He’s also a strong supporter of ASPCA and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Dan Glickberg, 30
As the great-grandson of Fairway Market’s founder, Glickberg is NYC food royalty. He recently left Fairway to set up his own consulting firm, Dan Glickberg Food—but he still might be able to nab you a family discount.
Patrick Kremer, 34
Deep thinkers, here’s your man. The MIT grad and math guru takes an intellectual approach to his role as portfolio manager at Conquest Capital Group.
Suit, Kiton (price on request). 4 E. 54th St., 212-813-0272. Men’s slim-fit shirt, Brunello Cucinelli ($515). 379 Bleecker St., 212-627-9202. Pocket square, Thomas Pink ($70). 520 Madison Ave., 212-838-1928. Yacht-Master II watch, Rolex ($43,550). Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000 Shot on Location at The Heritage, 240 Riverside Blvd., listed by The Alexander Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Oren Alexander, 26 (ABOVE)
Alexander sold $100 million worth of listings a few years out of college, earning him the right to form his own group, The Alexander Team, at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
What’s new: Sealed the deal for the highest recorded sale price in Trump Tower history.
What’s great about New York: The energy.
Favorite New York moment: Catching the subway at the last second.
Favorite neighborhood: The Bowery.
What makes a good relationship: Chemistry and having fun together.
Rules to live by: Work hard, play hard, and learn from your mistakes.
Joshua Kushner, 28
He’s not only Jared’s cute younger brother, but his company, Thrive Capital, invests in hip businesses like Warby Parker while still leaving him time to hang out with the likes of Karlie Kloss.
Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 27
Quite the catch: he’s a bona fide European royal with gainful employment, at the New York City office of the hedge fund EIM.
Michael Weiss, 29
A founding member of nonprofit Pencils of Promise, he’s one of the creators of Urban Compass, this year’s most exciting new start-up.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, 32
You met these Harvard twins in The Social Network and at the Olympics. Post-Facebook lawsuit, they’re jetting between homes in LA and New York, seeking to start the world’s first fund for Bitcoins.
Brian Zoubek, 25
His 7’1” foot frame may prompt stares in the heart of Midtown where he works in commercial real estate at Cushman & Wakefield, but it was a godsend on the court at Duke, where he helped the Blue Devils clinch the 2010 NCAA championship.
Geoff Bartakovics, 36
He’ll know just where to book for dinner. The former Fulbright Scholar took the business acumen he developed working at Deloitte and UBS and applied it to the foodie market as the cofounder of Tasting Table, a daily e-mail with all the gastronomic news fit to print.
Jonathan Franzen, 54
The author of beloved novels The Corrections and Freedom, America’s most famous novelist is about strong emotions, from his deeply evocative writing to his impassioned comments against Twitter.
Tom Freston, 67
Lovers of his media genius and spiky hairdo have kept their eyes fixed on Freston since he left his post as CEO of Viacom, where he developed MTV and Nickelodeon. Now the sometimes Upper East Sider is a chairman for the One campaign, an advisor to Vice, and a rugged world traveler.
Malcolm Gladwell, 50
The quest to find a man both brilliant and single ends with The New Yorker writer whose deep thoughts (and distinctive hair) have made him the city’s most beloved brain.
David Muir, 39
More than just a (very) pretty face, the ABC anchor has risked life and limb and earned industry praise reporting on the ground in political hot spots like the Middle East, Cairo, and Haiti.
Rupert Murdoch, 82
The Australian print mogul is back on the market after a summer split from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch, leaving him to navigate homes on Fifth Avenue and in London, Beverly Hills, and Melbourne all by his lonesome.
Adam Richman, 39
You’ll never be at a loss for what to eat with this TV host (of the Travel Channel’s Fandemonium and NBC’s Food Fighters), who has made a career out of knowing more about meals than you ever will. Bonus: He’s also a trained sushi chef.
Charlie Rose, 71
The debonair Southerner’s genteel charm is a rarity among Manhattan media moguls and with years of experience grilling the likes of Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen, he’s the ultimate dinner companion.
Nate Silver, 35
The statistician’s laser sharp forecasts on elections, baseball, and current events have bought him a rabid fan base—and plenty of romantic admirers. What could be more attractive than the man who can see all?
Russell Simmons, 56
Looking for a yoga partner? With his New Age activism and sprawling downtown penthouse, the hip-hop pioneer definitely has the recipe for the ultimate Zen.
Shepard Smith, 49
The Fox News star’s on-air gravitas and his genuine down-to earth-nature (he’s as at home at Wendy’s as he is at black-tie galas) make him one of the city’s most coveted dates.
Baratunde Thurston, 36
A stand-up comedian who until recently was The Onion’s digital director, he started the blog jackandjillpolitics.com, hosted the TV show Popular Science Future Of, runs digital content agency Cultivated Wit, and had a New York Times best seller with his 2012 book, How to Be Black.
Ben Watts, 46
The Australian photographer’s shots have graced the pages of GQ and Rolling Stone, but he’s not one to rest on his fashion world laurels—this summer he launched his own line of wine, WattsUp Rosé.
Michael Yarvitz, 31
A senior producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, Yarvitz is one of MSNBC’s most prominent up-and-comers and the perfect match for a similar workaholic newshound.
David Zinczenko, 43
Millions of readers already look to him for nutrition guidance (his book series Eat This, Not That has been a blockbuster success), but the former Men’s Health editor’s star is set to rise even further: Random House offered him his own imprint, which will take his personal brand to unprecedented levels.
Shirt ($88), jeans ($145), and tie ($85), Bonobos. 35 Crosby St., 212-343-4235. Shot on Location at Bonobos Guideshop
Andy Dunn, 34 (ABOVE)
Dunn is the cofounder and CEO of bonobos.com, a hip menswear site.
What’s new: Making the journey from online pants site to Omni-channel menswear brand, with a Nordstrom partnership and eight new brick-and-mortar stores.
Favorite New York moment: Brunch at Morandi with an old friend—or a new friend.
Favorite neighborhood: The western movement of Soho, from Crosby Street into Nolita. It’s the right mix of edgy and established, artist and yuppie.
Proudest achievement: Bonobos being named the 16th best place to work in NYC in 2011 by Crain’s.
What makes a good relationship: The ability to constructively disagree.
Seth Bannon, 28
Bannon created the start-up Amicus, which helps nonprofits fundraise by leveraging their social networks, making him the perfect mix of innovative and generous.
Tikhon Bernstam, 33
He didn’t just launch a tremendously successful start-up—he did it twice. After creating the document-sharing site Scribd, he moved on to Parse, a mobile development platform that recently sold to Facebook.
Matthew Brimer, 27
He’s created a new-age community with General Assembly, a Manhattan coworking space that offers classes in design and technology, the skills most needed by young employees.
Pete Cashmore, 28
The poster boy for geek-cool, Cashmore’s status as the CEO of Mashable is further bolstered by his sexy Scottish accent and blue eyes.
Coat, Brunello Cucinelli ($5,415). 683 Madison Ave., 212-813-0900. Shirt, Thomas Pink ($185). 520 Madison Ave., 212-838-1928. Pocket square, Ermenegildo Zegna ($100). 663 Fifth Ave., 212-421-4488. Milgauss watch, Rolex ($7,650). Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000. Shot on Location at Rooftop at The Pod 39 Hotel
Jared Matthew Weiss, 31 (ABOVE)
Weiss is the founder of overture.me, a buzzy new site for creating personal videos.
What’s new: The idea I had for Overture last December became a full-fledged company.
What’s great about New York: It’s the place where people change the world.
Favorite neighborhood: West Village—charming cobblestone streets, beautiful prewar brownstones, and Cafe Cluny.
Proudest achievement: Crafting a video on Overture for a young man with a lisp so that he really owned it.
What makes a good relationship: Intellectual and emotional compatibility, a shared vision, and an insatiable desire to get naked together.
Rameet Chawla, 30
The tech wizard founded Fueled, a mobile design and development firm that has created apps for everyone from Porsche to Procter & Gamble. He’s equally known for his bold fashion sense and impeccable attire.
Walter Hessert, 29
The only thing better than knowing how to have a good time is knowing how to make money from having a good time—something that Hessert perfected when he cofounded Derby Jackpot, an online venue for betting on horse races.
David Karp, 27
The Tumblr CEO went from tech royalty to mainstream mogul (and the ultimate high school dropout success story) this year when Yahoo bought his site for $1.1 billion.
Alex Moazed, 25
After creating a best-selling app out of his Boston dorm room, Moazed became an in-demand mobile developer for the likes of NBC and now runs Applico, a strategy and development firm.
Jon Oringer, 39
The first billionaire to come out of New York’s Silicon Alley, Oringer took Shutterstock from a small stock photography operation to a publicly traded corporation and still had time to get certified as a pilot.
ON BOBBY: Jacket ($2,100) and pants ($840), Gucci. 725 Fifth Ave., 212-826-2600. Shirt, Alfred Dunhill ($195). 545 Madison Ave., 212-753-9292. Pocket square, Ralph Lauren ($115). 867 Madison Ave., 212-606-2100. Watch, Asprey ($11,500). 853 Madison Ave., 212-688-1811. Shoes, Jimmy Choo ($750). 407 Bleecker St., 212-366-1305. ON ALAIN: Jacket, Façonnable ($1,695). 636 Fifth Ave., 212-319-0111. Sweater, John Varvatos ($428). 122 Spring St., 212-965-0700. Suit pants, Bottega Veneta ($3,150, sold with suit). 23 E. 67th St., 212-879-5780. Leather lace-up shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo (price on request). 655 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3822. Watch, Panerai. Alain’s own Shot on Location at the Paramount Hotel
Bobby Rossi, 35 (ABOVE, LEFT)
Rossi is a principal in LDV Hospitality, the group behind NYC hot spot No. 8.
What’s new: In addition to No. 8 being busier than ever, Headlines & Heroes, my online men’s gifting site has doubled traffic.
Favorite New York moment: The rush of energy and excitement you feel when riding back from the airport.
Favorite neighborhood: Soho.
Proudest achievement: Being responsible for my own success. You get out what you put in—every time.
What makes a good relationship: Trust.
Rules to live by: Be humble, work hard, and don’t get caught up in all the bright lights.
Causes closest to your heart: Falling Whistles, Art Production Fund, and Charity:Water.
Alain Allegretti, 43 (ABOVE, RIGHT)
Voted eater.com’s “Hottest Chef in New York,” Executive Chef Allegretti is known for modern Riviera-inspired cuisine at his Chelsea restaurant, Bistro La Promenade.
What’s new: Several restaurants in the works for LDV; a new earthier fall menu at La Promenade.
Favorite New York moment: The first time a tourist asked me for directions.
Favorite neighborhood: Chelsea.
Proudest achievement: My daughter, Ambre.
What makes a good relationship: Communication. Ironically, my English is bad, so sometimes that’s difficult for me.
Special cause: Childhood obesity.
Rules to live by: Always be respectful, grateful.
Richie Akiva, 36
After a decade in the nightlife business, Akiva’s enthusiasm shows no signs of dimming: His empire, which includes Butter, 1OAK, and The Darby, now extends to Las Vegas and Mexico City.
Enguerrand Baijot, 36
As managing director for Champagne company Lanson, Baijot’s mission is to make drinking bubbly even more popular—and that’s an easy cause to support.
André Balazs, 56
With landmark properties like the Chateau Marmont and The Standard, Balazs is today’s hotelier extraordinaire. No one-trick pony—he also founded a biotech company, creates his own rosé varietal, and will wow you with his braininess.
Mark Birnbaum, 35
The celebrated king of nightlife’s reign shows no signs of stopping despite a constantly shifting market. This year, his EMM Group added star-studded hot spots La Cenita and The General to a stable that already includes Lexington Brass, Catch, and Abe & Arthur’s
Donal Brophy, 33
The Irish restaurateur, principal of Highlands Restaurant Group, has brought his flair for revelry to West Village hot spots Whitehall and Highlands; last year he extended his reach out East when he opened Byron at Montauk’s Surf Lodge.
Tanner Campbell, 37
As creative director of The Sydell Group, he shaped the vision behind the NoMad Hotel, bringing a very unexpected background in maritime intelligence and counterterrorism consulting to the project.
Brandon Freid, 34
As COO of Impulsive Group, Freid manages five hotels, and at one (Sanctuary) he offered discounted rates after Hurricane Sandy.
Michael Goldberg, 25
Putting the image of the slacker millennial to rest, Goldberg has a high-flying job as director of marketing for Butter Group, booking talent for shows at 1OAK and Butter, while coordinating pop-ups in glamour capitals around the world.
Larry Poston, 40
He can definitely get you a Friday night reservation—name a celebrated Manhattan restaurant (Pastis, Waverly Inn) and the odds are that Poston, a current partner of Jimmy at The James, has played some role there.
Eugene Remm , 34
EMM Group’s other top man worked for leading PR firm Harrison & Shriftman and for Rande Gerber before striking out on his own to create New York’s most powerful nightlife corporation.
Bronson Van Wyck, 39
His client list includes presidents, billionaires, and movie stars, lured in by his exquisite eye for design. Van Wyck honed his skills while working for Paramount and ambassador Pamela Harriman before starting his eponymous family-operated event-planning business. But his classic good looks and cultivated sophistication make him a star in his own right.
FOOD & WINE:
Dominique Ansel, 35
Ansel’s low-key Soho bakery became an international destination this summer when he unveiled his culinary masterpiece, the cronut. Fueling the ensuing media maelstrom was the fact that the inventive baker was a particularly winsome Frenchman.
Mario Carbone, 33
The darkly handsome chef and restaurateur worked in Tuscany and in Mario Batali’s kitchen—training ground for his namesake Carbone, the classic Greenwich Village Italian restaurant that’s the hot ticket of the moment.
Michael Ferraro, 32
Having perfected such delicacies as mac lobsta’ and cheeseburger mac at his macaroni-and-cheese-themed haven Macbar, the Delicatessen chef has proven himself uniquely qualified to be an all-star boyfriend.
Eric Haugen, 28
Haugen got a glimpse of Hollywood while appearing on Iron Chef America, but The Lambs Club’s executive chef remains content to build his reputation quietly as one of the culinary world’s major up-and-comers.
Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, 26
The fresh-faced restaurateur has gotten a fast start in the business, opening West Village destination Cole’s and the new Bar Naná while serving as cofounder of Host Committee, a social media event planning platform.
Eamon Rockey, 28
The fresh-faced Culinary Institute of America graduate did stints at Eleven Madison Park and Aska in Williamsburg before becoming general manager of Betony, summer’s most buzzed about opening.
Angelo Romano, 31
He was the genius behind Gowanus dining destination The Pines. Romano’s eclectic culinary vision has made him a star within the ultra-competitive Brooklyn food scene.
Rich Torrisi, 33
With his landmark restaurant Torrisi Italian Specialties, the chef and restaurateur made old-school New York Italian cuisine cutting edge. The Aquavit alum lives in the Village, where he can maintain watch over his culinary empire.
Zac Young, 30
He knows the way to your heart. As the pastry chef at David Burke Kitchen, the former contestant on Top Chef: Just Desserts is renowned for profiteroles as sweet as his smile.
Suit, Cifonelli (price on request) . Shirt, Charvet Place Vendôme (price on request). Bergdorf Goodman, 745 Fifth Ave., 212-339-3308. Pocket square, Eredi Pisano (price on request). 520 Madison Ave., 212-418-9630. Belt, Hermès (price on request). 691 Madison Ave., 212-751-3181. Tie, Charles Bosquet, Dimitri’s own. Shot on Location at The Lexington Hotel, New York City
Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, 55 (ABOVE)
The Yugoslavian HRH has a booming jewelry business inspired by royal treasures. Fitting as he’s related to every European royal house and is even in line (1,376th) to the British throne.
What’s new: A cuff links collection for Asprey.
Favorite New York moments: The ballet and opera at Lincoln Center.
Favorite neighborhood: Lower East Side.
Proudest achievement: My jewelry creations.
What makes a good relationship: Never taking your partner for granted.
Special cause: Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx
Mark Awad, 26
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then what about the man behind the stones? Awad is quickly gaining name recognition for his knockout jewelry creations, a favorite of the newly engaged.
Jon Call, 37
The owner of Mr. Call Designs has made a name for himself by specializing in elegant interiors for men. He has managed to use his impeccable eye for a good cause, helping to design the Ronald McDonald House on Long Island.
Chad Campbell, 29
There’s nothing more attractive than an old-fashioned New York success story. Getting his start as a bartender while in college, Campbell has risen rapidly at the Morgans Hotel Group and now holds the plum position of Area Nightlife Director.
Carter Cleveland, 26
His genius idea to found Artsy, an online platform that determines connections between artworks in order to make individual recommendations, counts Peter Thiel and Wendi Deng Murdoch among its investors.
Jacket, Saint Laurent ($2,190). 80 Greene St., 212-431-3240. Shirt, Lanvin ($565). 807 Madison Ave., 212-812-2866. Pants, Neil Barrett ($699). Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900. Shot on Location at The Lexington Hotel
Elad Yifrach, 35 (ABOVE)
Yifrach is the founder and creative director of L’Objet, a luxury home goods line.
What’s new: Expansion of L’Objet overseas this fall.
What’s great about New York: The creative energy—no wonder it feels like the center of the universe.
Favorite New York moment: Playing fetch with my dog after a heavy snowstorm.
Favorite neighborhood: Gramercy Park—the perfect combination of uptown elegance and downtown vibe.
Proudest achievement: Collaboration with the legendary house of Fortuny.
What makes a good relationship: Communication.
Liam Fayed, 26, and Sam Fayed, 27
Savile Row style meets rock ’n’ roll chic. These wildly curly-haired brothers design Bespoken, their line of impeccably constructed classics, while maintaining their music world roots.
Larry Gagosian, 68
He’s one of the most—if not the most—powerful men in the gallery business, and his intriguing personality is as alluring as his personal art collection.
Jean Pigozzi, 61
You couldn’t ask for a more engaging companion. His collection of African art is the world’s largest, he designs a line of wildly colored menswear, and he’s building an ecological research facility on his own private island in Panama.
Charles Renfro, 49
The bespectacled partner at renowned Diller Scofidio + Renfro is one of architecture’s most innovative voices. You’ve seen his renegade vision on the Lincoln Center campus and the High Line.
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, 28
As a curator and art dealer, he has put together glittering pop-up galleries across the globe, luring in top names in the fashion and art worlds.
Vito Schnabel, 27
The art world prodigy represents major artists like Terence Koh and leads a high-flying lifestyle that has seen him court both Elle Macpherson and Demi Moore.
Andy Valmorbida, 34
The heir to an Australian food fortune, he’s fused his love of art and considerable social connections to stage buzzworthy gallery shows and to revive the careers of forgotten artists like Richard Hambleton.
Kehinde Wiley, 36
The painter’s genre bending works (he depicts young urban men in the style of Old World portraits) have become iconic and their bold brilliance reflects the oversize personality of its creator.
Photography by Gregg Delman; Styling by Sarah Liebowitz; Grooming by Natasha Leibel for ArtistsByTimothyPriano.com; Adam Maclay for ArtistsByTimothyPriano.com; Jillian Halouska for Smashbox; Michelle Coursey for Dior Beauty at BA-reps.com