A Century of the
New York ‘It’ Girl

In April, New York magazine celebrates its anniversary (it’s our 55th) with a “Yesteryear” issue. The 2023 edition looks back at a particular New York phenomenon, the “It” girl: who anointed them, what it was like to be them, and where they are now.

  1. ‘It’ Girls in Conversation: Anaa Saber, Maria Al-sadek, and FriendsWhat’s the “It”-girl thing to do on a Tuesday night?
  2. Today’s ‘It’ Girls in Conversation: Imani Randolph & FriendsWhat do off-duty models chat about at an oyster bar?
  3. ‘It’ Girls in Conversation: Ivy Getty and FriendsIvy Getty and her friends gather for dinner at Lucien to eat steak frites, sip martinis, and pose for the camera.
  4. The Idol’s Hari Nef and Her FriendsHari Nef and her friends at dinner.
  5. Today’s ‘It’ Girls in Conversation: Clara Perlmutter, Ella Emhoff, and FriendsClara Perlmutter and her friends Ella Emhoff, Fiffany Luu, Pierrah Hilaire, and Noor Elkhaldi form a group chat come to life.
  6. Would You Buy Chloë Sevigny’s Worn-in Birkenstocks?Too bad, someone already did.
  7. What Happened to Baby Jane Holzer, the Original Warhol Girl?She doesn’t think that much about her time in the limelight.
  8. Chloë Sevigny, ‘It’ Girl to End All ‘It’ GirlsBut Hollywood never really knew what to do with her.
  9. Cory Kennedy Was the Internet’s First ‘It’ GirlBut the “indie-sleaze” muse never really felt seen.
  10. My Short (and Kind of Complicated) Stint As a Social“It might be hyperbolic to say that we were to New York what ‘Young Hollywood’ was to L.A.”
  11. 151 New York ‘It’ GirlsWho anointed them, what it was like to be them, and where they are now.
  12. She Played ‘Lisa E.’ for Two and a Half YearsThen decided it was time to get out.
  13. An Alexa Chung Superfan Finally Meets HerFor years, Annie Hamilton had a burner Instagram account devoted to her.
  14. The Sykes Sisters Enjoyed Their ‘It’-dom (Most of the Time)On dancing at Moomba, catching a flight with Trump, and dating while “It.”
  15. What Was (and Is) the ‘It’ Girl?An investigation.
  16. Lizzie Grubman Was the Original PR Power GirlBut she doesn’t want to be defined by that night in the Hamptons.
  17. You’re an It Girl! You’re an It Girl! Everyone’s an It Girl!Tinsley Mortimer, Allison Sarofim, Annelise Peterson, Zani Gugelmann, and 101 other ‘It’ girls who followed.
  18. Debi Mazar Was the Hardest Working “It” GirlOn working the door at Danceteria and cutting Warhol’s hair.
  19. Jaime King Was Too Young for All ThatThe model who became a face of “heroin chic” in conversation with Alissa Bennet.