The Veuve Clicquot annual Polo Classic at Liberty State Park is for many the official kickoff of the summer social season, and, overpowering predicted rain showers, Saturday’s affair proved no different.
Having been ferried across the Hudson early in the sweltering afternoon, the preppiest among New York’s social crowd joined in alongside the usual celebrity attendees for the occasion.
“Riverdale” actor Casey Cott blotted himself with a paper towel between interviews, not far from where a publicist was liberally spraying a reporter in sunblock during the break in the action.
“Ooh, my first drip of boob sweat,” a woman in a crop top and flouncy skirt said to those around her, as she fixed her hair.
“Tequila shots to the face,” a seersuckered young man said buoyantly to his comrade upon their arrival. “You mean Champagne shots,” his friend countered him.
Yes, it was the drink of the afternoon, of course. After posing along the carpet, this year’s VIP crowd of Penelope Cruz, Sienna Miller, Sam Rockwell, Laura Harrier, Freida Pinto, Darren Criss, Winnie Harlow, Gayle King and more were ushered inside (where else?) the VIP tent for glasses of Champagne and shelter beneath chandeliers to mingle and take in the afternoon’s match.
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