Grace Vanderbilt in the drawing room of her 52nd Street mansion, where she often hosted parties that became the stuff of legend among New York high society. She entertained 30,000 guests in one year, alone.
Grace Graham Wilson Vanderbilt, aunt of May Goelet and the last Vanderbilt to serve as the hold the family position of Head of Society. She eloped with Cornelius Vanderbilt III, resulting in a long estrangement between father and son. Grace and Niely didn’t care and remained married (and presumably in love) for the rest of their lives.