You know what people do not want to be photographed doing right now? Taking in a polo match while they sip on expensive champagne. Veuve Cliquot is sponsoring the second annual Manhattan Polo Classic this Saturday on Governors Island. The problem?
It seems the PR firm handing the event, LaForce + Stevens, has been having trouble finding socialites and celebs willing to attend a charity event that strikes many as a bit out of touch with the gloomy economic climate and despite the fact that Prince Harry is scheduled to take the field as part of his tour of the U.S. So the firm has been forced to give away tickets to the polo match in recent days, a tipster tells us. Will members of the host committee—which includes Aby and Samantha Rosen, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Tinsley Mortimer, Russell Simmons, as well as horse nuts like Peter Brant, Cornelia Guest and Georgina Bloomberg—show up in polo-appropriate duds? (For ladies, that means a "daring hat.") Will NYC let Prince Harry down?
Guess we'll find out.