Alexis and Trevor Traina go before the national spotlight this month (with dogs Tippy and Jean Lafitte), as the subject of Vanity Fair’s “Private Lives” column by Bob Colacello.
“Denise Hale remembers Trevor Traina at age 14, coming up to her at a party of his mother’s and saying, ‘Mrs. Hale, those are the most beautiful ruby earrings I’ve seen in all my life.’ As Hale says, ‘You already knew he was someone special.'”
Trevor has a collection of nearly 200 photos and artworks by Walker Evans, Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Andreas Gursky, Mike Kelley, and John Baldessari. “Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince are on my shopping list,” he says.
He proposed to Alexis at Bergdorf Goodman, in an eleborate setting of “golden branches, golden peacocks, and golden candles.” Says Alexis, “I was so dumbfounded — and touched — I could hardly speak. It was such a wildly romantic gesture.”
A baby boy is expected around Memorial Day.
He proposed to her at Bergdorfs! Yes, I’d say he is someone special.