Club Queen Turns Down Reality Show


Isn’t it nice that someone has actually turned down an offer to appear on television? In the age of reality TV, where people push their disintegrating families into your face for the glamour of it all, saying “no” is so very rare.

And yet longtime club goddess Susanne Bartsch just refused the chance to be in The Real Housewives of New York (which she cutely calls Desperate Housewives of New York). At the Isabel Toledo show at FIT, Bartsch told me she’d rather do something with intelligence and some meaning–and she’s working on putting that together as we speak.

I’ll have more in the next column.