Celebrities who make their home in the Hamptons
Hello darlings, welcome back to Cognac’s Corner. The Hamptons inspire many creative artists, celebrities, movie stars, motion picture producers, directors and fashion designers who decide to take residence in one of the most famous places on the globe. They are all drawn to its miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, upscale restaurants, chic boutiques, fundraising events and famous celebrity parties.
Fashion designer Vera Wang is a second-generation local. You can usually find Vera swimming with her husband Arthur Becker in her Hamptons estate along with her two lovely daughters Josephine and Cecilia. If she is not supporting her local cause, the Southampton Hospital, she is busy in her design studio creating the latest collection for her celebrity clients. She began her career working for Vogue and has spent the last 30 years radically changing the bridal industry. You can also see her beautiful designs on many high profile movie stars on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Shock Jock Howard Stern now is a regular fixture on the Hamptons Scene along with his blonde bombshell significant other Beth Ostrosky. Mr. Stern has hopped around many fabulous East End properties over the years but this particular year he is renting the home of Terry Allen Kramer before he movies into his grand ocean front property on Squabble Lane which neighbors the former Charlotte Ford Estate. Mr. Stern is indeed living the good life after his sweet deal with his Sirius radio show.
The divine Diane von Furstenberg adores Sunset Beach in the Hamptons and you can often see DVF and her husband Barry Diller pull up in their famous yacht to the shoreside Shelter Island Restaurant. Ms. Von Furstenberg made the cover of Newsweek Magazine when she was only 29 for selling a million of those fabulous wrap dresses that she so infamously designed.
Designer Michael Kors who is famous for his American sportswear is another permanent resident of the East End. Michael was born and raised on Long Island and has always had a deep emotional bond to the Hamptons.
Ralph Lauren is inspired and influenced by his spectacular Hamptons settings and the polo matches in Bridgehampton thus creating his famous Ralph Lauren shirts with polo players on them. His palatial summer home with spectacular ocean views is located on the dunes and dramatic cliffs of Montauk, which he shares with his three children Dylan, David and Andrew and his wife Ricky.
Sean Combs often known as Puff Daddy is now a new resident of the Hamptons. I had the pleasure of meeting Sean during the September Fashion Week and interviewed his mother Janice Combs at the Dennis Basso Fur Fashion Show. His famous White Parties put the Hamptons on the map creating an influx of a new generation of urban style.
You never know darlings, who is going to be your next celebrity neighbor in the Hamptons.
Until my next celebrity event or gossip darlings,
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