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RXR Realty
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Ares Management Corporation

James Reginato


Vanity Fair

New York, NY, USA

James Reginato


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 Mukesh 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).

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James Reginato, Writer-at-Large for Vanity Fair, is mentioned in this piece from a special series by the New York Times. The piece discusses two blocks in historic Greenwich Village - West 9th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, and its companion block, East 9th Street, between Broadway and University Place - that have been home to a disproportionate number of New York City’s writers, artists, actors, and designers for decades.

An 18th-century palace & a glimpse into the future—here’s what you missed at the DLN’s London summit

The Design Leadership Network (DLN) assembled in London for the organization’s 14th-annual summit last week. James Reginato, writer at large at Vanity Fair, sat down with a lord and two earls—three men who oversee historic family homes (including one dating back to the 1100s)—to talk about living with history and the never-ending renovations these properties require. 

James Reginato’s Background

2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion & current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States.
New York, NY, USA
Sotheby’s is an international corporation which is one of the world’s largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewelry, real estate and collectibles.
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This stunning book presents the intriguing stories & celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain & Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. With stunning photography, this book is a remarkably intimate and lively look inside some of Britain’s stateliest houses, with the modern-day aristocrats who live in them and keep them going in high style.