Fredrik Eklund, Nicole Miller, came out to celebrate Michael Gross’ new book “Focus”

Kristina Tsirekidze, Michael Gross, Coco Mitchell, Tony Spinelli (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Kristina Tsirekidze, Michael Gross, Coco Mitchell, Tony Spinelli (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)

Society and real estate journalist Michael Gross has spent his life writing about the going-ons of the upper classes. And so at a party for his new book, “FOCUS: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers,” the best and brightest were there to celebrate with him.

Barbara Camp, Christopher Mason, Mariana Verkerk (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Barbara Camp, Christopher Mason, Mariana Verkerk (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)

150 socialites, models, celebrities and real estate folk crowded into the penthouse apartment at the Schumacher building at 36 Bleecker Street, which is currently on the market for $20 million. Notable guests at the event included Frederique Van der Wal, Debbie Bancroft, Edward and Henry Lambert, Nicole Miller, Susan Blonde, Nina Griscom, Tiffany Dubin, Barry Kisselstein -Cord, Peter Davis,  Pamela Taylor, Suzanne Donahue, Arthur Wayne, Jill Brooke, Lauren Ezersky, Patrick MacDonald,  Felicia Taylor, Roy Kean and Fredrik Eklund, who is listing the property with Douglas Elliman.

Pauline Steenkamer, Beatrix Ost, Frederique van der Wal (credit: snowflakenyc)
Pauline Steenkamer, Beatrix Ost, Frederique van der Wal (credit: snowflakenyc)

Guests wandered around the five-bedroom apartment, which features two wraparound terraces and a glass-enclosed solarium, sipping hibiscus cocktails, and snacking on hors d’oeuvres and sushi.

Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes (credit: snowflakenyc)
Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes (credit: snowflakenyc)
Dan Strone, Tiffany Dubin, Bill Stadiem, Carol Strone (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Dan Strone, Tiffany Dubin, Bill Stadiem, Carol Strone (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Karen Mansour (credit: snowflakenyc)
Karen Mansour (credit: snowflakenyc)
Michael Gross (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Michael Gross (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Roger de Cabrol, Barbara de Cabrol (credit: snowflakenyc)
Roger de Cabrol, Barbara de Cabrol (credit: snowflakenyc)
Susan Blond, Nicole Miller, Debbie Bancroft (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Susan Blond, Nicole Miller, Debbie Bancroft (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Robert Winthrop Kean III, Jill Brooke (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Robert Winthrop Kean III, Jill Brooke (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Patrick McDonald, Lauren Ezersky, Barry Kieselstein-Cord (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)
Patrick McDonald, Lauren Ezersky, Barry Kieselstein-Cord (credit: Liam McMullan/PMC)