"Countess Luann de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City fame take to the stage in a cabaret show entitled '#CountessAndFriends' (hashtag hers) at Feinstein’s/54 Below, a venue whose Haunted Mansion meets bordello décor was more than suited for the occasion.
Luann de Lesseps is arguably the classiest and most royal-seeming of the housewives... A VISION OF CLASS!! And countess who is a-THRIVING! Luann donned a floor-length beaded white gown that had me screaming Oh God Yes! YESSSS! To The Dress."
~ Michelle Collins, Vanity Fair
“I am not a scripted actress — I’m more of an off-the-cuff-type person,” she said.
Standing in front of a baby-grand piano in her bright Upper West Side penthouse, freezing rain tapping gently against the windows, Ms. de Lesseps studied a printout of her introductory remarks for #CountessAndFriends, a cabaret show that will debut at the Manhattan nightclub Feinstein’s/54 Below on Feb. 27. As the Grammy-winning composer Billy Stritch played “With a Little Help From My Friends,” she addressed an imaginary crowd, and the elephant in the room...
...It’s been a hard fall for Ms. de Lesseps, a nurse turned model from Berlin, Conn., who obtained her royal designation from her first husband, a French count named Alexandre de Lesseps.
~ Rachel Dodes, The New York Times
Real Housewives of New York Star Luann de Lesseps Takes AD Inside Her Recently Renovated Sag Harbor Home.
"I love Sag Harbor. I love the history of the village; I love the historical neighborhood," de Lesseps says. "I love the proximity to the village and being able to walk home. It’s such a lovely walk too, because all the houses are really pretty on Main Street."
"I love the nature. It’s a great family home. I love the beach. I love the village," de Lesseps says of Sag Harbor and her home there which she purchased four years ago. "And I have a lot of friends there, because I’ve been living there since 1993. We built our first home in 1994. We were coming back from Europe, back and forth."
~ Juliet Izon, Architectural Digest
Resident Magazine is so proud to feature the talented, beautiful and classy Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York!
"We were lucky enough to secure two fabulous covers and decided to use both! Countess Luann de Lesseps, star of Real Housewives of New York and etiquette maven, graces one of them. We were so thrilled to work with her! She is beyond gorgeous and exceedingly gracious and we were thrilled to shoot exclusive images with her at The Warwick Hotel, with whom she partners to bring guests one-of-a-lifetime experiences in the city she loves! Take a look at those stunning photos and read her intriguing story!"
~ Resident Magazine Editor's Note
"She may have recently revealed she wasn't interested in dating right now.
But Luann de Lesseps was certain to have plenty of heads turning her way as she attended the opening night of Children Of A Lesser God in New York City on Wednesday.
Dressed to impress, The Real Housewives Of New York looked the height of style as she rocked a long Chanel pearl necklace, bracelet, and pair of white ankle boots."
~ Daily Mail
"Chris Evans makes Broadway debut with support from stars including Annette Bening and Luann de Lesseps.
...Manhattan socialite and reality star Luann de Lesseps posed it up in the red carpet in a backless monochrome patterned slip dress.
The Real Housewives of New York star added a black fur jacket and white stiletto heeled ankle boots.
She accessorized with statement diamond chandelier earrings."
~ Daily Mail
"But Luann is at once a more fabulous and more flawed version than all of us. This is precisely what makes her so watchable, and why we’ll return to RHONY this season hoping for a bit of redemption for our girl. It’s why her NYC cabaret shows are selling out, and why crowds are there to cheer and not simply to snicker. This gal’s been through some shit, and she’s not backing down from most likely going through some more shit."
~ Lea Palmieri, Decider
"Luann de Lesseps has recruited some Broadway heavy hitters to join her cabaret debut.
Tony winner Tony Yazbeck, Andrew Keenan Bolger of “Newsies” and Laura Benanti — who plays Melania Trump on the “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”— will all be part of de Lesseps’ show at Feinstein’s/54 Below..."
~ Oli Coleman, Page Six
"...while Luann wore cozy-looking boots and a t-shirt that made a big statement. "I Can I Will," the life-affirming top read. In her caption, Luann reiterated the sentiment, and also added hash tags that provided another peek into her current state of mind: #friends and #inspiration. Her choice of emoji — a fist bump and a flexing muscle — helped underscore the message of strength."
~ Jenny Berg, Bravo