In early Might 1999, George journal hosted a desk on the White Home Correspondents Dinner. The shiny’s visitor record mirrored the template for the annual occasion: Hollywood celebrities (Sean Penn, Claire Danes), controversial popular culture figures (Larry Flynt), and writers and editors from George. Hardly ever had been the latter the most important stars of the night time, however George’s editor-in-chief was John F. Kennedy Jr., and his date for the night time was his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.
John, 38, was American royalty, as well-known for his attractiveness as for his identify. His spouse, 33, was an enigma, mysterious and chic. They had been irresistible to cameras of their black-tie greatest, shaking arms with politicians and stars.
“It was magical,” George staffer RoseMarie Terenzio says of that night time. “John was very a lot able to make a splash with George. He was pleased with it and thought, That is the time, that is the place, and we belong right here. We simply had a good time. Carolyn actually was pleased with John, and he or she was joyful to be there to help him. She talked to everybody on the desk and everybody on the subsequent desk. She went round to everybody on the employees and stated howdy.”
After the dinner, held on the Washington Hilton, the group made their technique to an afterparty hosted by Vainness Truthful. “It was this unique superstar political occasion, and so they had been the celebs of the present,” says Terenzio. “Everybody stopped and rotated as they walked in.”