Socialite Annette de la Renta—clad in a cashmere dress probably designed by hubby Oscar—gave jurors in the Anthony Marshall trial a virtual tour of Brooke Astor's properties yesterday, which sparked the imagination of Joanna Molloy of the New York Daily News. "You could just read their thought bubbles," she writes. "'Wow! Brooke Astor's foyer is bigger than my apartment!'"
De la Renta, a prosecution witness, pointed out rooms where paintings disappeared as Astor's mental health deteriorated, speaking of visitors like David Rockefeller "in a deep confident voice bred from years of entitlement," Molloy writes. She was uncharacteristically talkative, but "no matter. None of the jurors could relate to anything she said anyway."