Wet Paint In The Wild: Anna Delvey Rings in the New Year With a House Party Attended by Artists, Models, and Heiresses (the Real Kind)


Who is Anna Delvey, you ask? Great question! To some, she is a blue-chip con-artist who scammed hundreds of thousands of dollars from New York City’s elite including Michael Xufu Huang, Aby Rosen, and Nadine Johnson, among others. To others, she is a case study on the psychological affects of late capitalism, the current state of the American Dream, and the unchecked excess of the super-wealthy. To a few, she is an emerging artist on the scene, hawking her pencil drawings for $30,000 a pop.

To me, she’s my new neighbor, who has been on house arrest in the East Village since last October and invited me to her New Year’s Eve party. Naturally, I brought along a few disposable cameras and plopped them in her hands, and here’s what she got back to me with. But first, a brief introduction from Ms. Delvey/Sorokin herself:

Without further ado…

East Village balcony. Credit Matt Weinberger

Emma Rogue and Anna Delvey. Credit MW.

Ivy Getty and Alice Longyu Gao. Credit MW

Pre-Christmas party. Credit MW.

Samara Bliss and Anna Delvey. Credit MW.

Anna Delvey, Alice Longyu Gao, Ivy Getty, and Blizzy McGuire. Credit MW.

Alice Longyu Gao, Angel Frost, Anna Delvey, and Lulu Frost. Credit MW.

Annie Armstrong and Anna Delvey.

Anna Delvey and Casey Grooms.

Charlie Yates, Amana Fontanella-Khan, Annie Armstrong, Julia McCaw, and Nate Kuo, New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve. Credit MW.

Angel Frost, Alice Longyu Gao, and Matthew Donovan. Credit MW.

Ellie Rines and Anna Delvey.

Casey Kelbaugh and Anna Delvey.

Anna Delvey, Alice Longyu Gao, Ivy Getty, Gabrielle Richardson, and Lumia Nocito. Credit Lumia Nocito.

Ivy Getty and Anna Delvey. Credit MW.

Marguerite Wibaux and Anna Delvey.

Matthew Weinberger and Anna Delvey.

Roberto Johnson, Anna Delvey, and Brandon Blackwell.

Zach Sokol and Anna Delvey.


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