Jill Spalding: Luxury A History

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Event Details

Thursday, December 2, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
The Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street
New York , NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association on Thursday, December 2nd for a reception in honor of Jill Spalding and the release of her new book "Luxury: A History." Complimentary copies of Ms. Spalding's book will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

This event will be held at the Harvard Club of New York City from 6:30-8:00pm. The Harvard Club requires guests to show proof of vaccination for the coronavirus. You will find the club's rules for showing vaccination proof below.

Proof of vaccination (at least one dose) will be required for everyone upon check-in at the Harvard Club of New York City.


Proof of vaccination may include:

·   NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS

·   Excelsior Pass

·   CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)

·   NYC Vaccination Record

·   An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S


If you received the vaccine outside the U.S., you must have an official immunization record that includes:

·   First name and last name

·   Date of birth

·   Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)

·   Date(s) administered

·   Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it


Since vaccines have not been approved for children under 12, those individuals may enter the Clubhouse so long as they wear a face mask, except when eating and drinking. 

Event Speakers

    • Jill Spalding - Speaker
      Author, Luxury: A History

      Jill Spalding is a journalist, art critic, radio host, and author of the bestseller Only the Best. Following stints at Editions Gallimard in Paris and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London she built a lifelong career at Conde Nast. In 1969, as features editor of British Vogue, Spalding initiated its famous ecology-oriented "Blue Issue," alerting readers to the depletion of wildlife and natural resources. After moving to Los Angeles she wrote a food column for Vogue Entertaining and Travel and interviewed personalities such as Fidel Castro, Nancy Reagan, Hunter Thompson, Carl Sagan, Michael Crichton, Tom Wolfe, and Buckminster Fuller. Under her editorship, Vogue was among the first to publish the work of Frank Gehry, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, and David Hockney.

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