Writer and editor James Reginato has been a leading journalist for the past two decades. Currently a Writer-at-Large for Vanity Fair, and a contributor to Sotheby's Magazine, he was formerly W Magazine's Features Director.
Engaging his far-ranging network of contacts and connection-making skills, Reginato has landed rare interviews with some of the world's most elusive and fascinating individuals in their extraordinary habitats, including His Highness the Aga Khan, at his chateau in Chantilly, France, and Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, at her remarkable Virginia estate. In Mumbai, he was the only journalist allowed inside the 32-story Antilia, the world's tallest and most expensive private house, which was the subject of global media frenzy when billionaire Makesh Ambani moved into it in 2012.
Collaborating on these stories with top-ranking photographers and using his keen abilities as a journalist and story-teller, Reginato has produced many highly-admired magazine profiles over the course of his career. In 2016, his first book was published, Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats (Rizzoli Books), a uniquely intimate and lively look at some of Great Britain's most historic and majestic houses and the remarkable families who still live inside them. In 2019 he wrote the introduction to John Richardson: At Home (Rizzoli Books).