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James Reginato

Writer-at-Large

Vanity Fair

New York, NY, USA

James Reginato

Biography

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).

James Reginato’s Newsfeed

New Yorker
A Lighthouse for Magazines

After being forced to close due to Covid-19 restrictions, Casa Magazines in the West Village, owned by Mohammed Ahmed, was allowed to reopen due to the work of some loyal residents. "The sudden go-ahead from the city was the result of some frantic maneuvering by two West Village residents, James Reginato, a writer-at-large for Vanity Fair, and George Capsis, the CEO of the neighborhood’s monthly paper, WestView News, who lobbied Corey Johnson, the speaker of the New York City Council, and Freddi Goldstein, the mayor’s press secretary, for help. 'Mohammed was distraught after the cops barged in, and I was outraged for them,' Reginato said."

New York Times
The Neighbors

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.

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James Reginato’s Background

Writer-at-Large
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.
Contributing Writer
New York, NY, USA
Sotheby’s magazines enrich readers with sophisticated content related to art, design, jewels, watches, wine, real estate and much more.
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Publications

Writer-at-Large
New York, NY, USA
Throughout his distinguished career, James has written a wide range of article for Vanity Fair, on topics including arts & culture, architecture, politics, and immersive stories on some of the world's leading figures.
Writer and Editor
New York, NY, USA
James Reginato has written an extensive range of articles for Sotheby's, notably highlighting prominent and influential leaders in arts & culture, fashion, and architecture.
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