Society: The Shepherd & His Lambs

The touch distinctly recalled 18th century Versailles. But in the jet age, sailing by flower-bedecked barges to a make-believe Cythera will no longer do. It must be by plane, with champagne corks popping all the way. The destination can be anywhere — Acapulco, Moscow, Marrakesh. Last week it was Nassau, and for today's féte galante it was no moody grotto but the brand-new $55 million Paradise Island Hotel. Still, a touch of magic was called for, and the wand that summoned all the Beautiful People to court was held as usual by Serge...

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