“Popped collars abounded last night at the release party for Tom Dolby‘s latest novel, The Sixth Form, at the Rugby Ralph Lauren store at University Place,” reports Amanda ReCupido. “The young, hip crowd mingled amongst khaki pants and copies of Dolby’s book as they enjoyed foosball, tunes from DJ Johnny Dynell, an open bar, and hors d’oeuvres of American classics like PBJ, grilled cheese, and popcorn, all courtesy of Dean & DeLuca (I admit, it’s the first time I’ve ever paired jelly with Merlot).
“When I caught up with the man himself, he explained his choice for the unique event location: ‘It’s right downtown in the heart of it all,’ he said. ‘I wanted to draw a younger, edgier crowd.’ And draw he did. Somewhere around a table of angora sweaters, I ran into Daniel Vosovic from last season’s Project Runway (pictured with Dolby above), who told me about his own book, Fashion Inside Out, coming this fall. ‘But I’m no writer compared to this guy,’ he said, motioning to Dolby. ‘He’s in a class all of his own.’”