Those in the know were all aflutter at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Grand Gala Ball in October. Vanity Fair contributor James Reginato and contributing photographer Jonathan Becker, along with Shirley MacLaine, Sarah Ferguson and Peter Copping, were among those at the table of the ball chair — Lynn Wyatt.
An article was in the making.
That mini-biography, "The Legend of Lynn Wyatt, the Best Little Socialite in Texas" appears on the Vanity Fair website and will be on news stands with the arrival of the February issue.
Several months in the making, the piece details La Wyatt's life from her chauffeur-driven childhood to her 52-year marriage to oilman Oscar Wyatt, through the high-fashion ups and the legal downs, from the South Texas ranch to their summer home on the French Riviera.
Wyatt received her copies of the magazine last week, just in time for a trip with her husband to the ranch where she was recuperating from a recent fall in which she broke her shoulder. "I fell so hard, I swear there's a dent in the floor," she said, adding that it was a clean break so no surgery and no cast, just a fair of pain.
As for the article, she told CultureMap, "I sure don't have to write a book now. Everything is in there." She particularly liked the opening paragraph in which she deftly catches a flying champagne cork while having lunch with the author in the Carlyle hotel.
It's the tale of a gilded life that those who know her story will find an entertaining reminder of all that Wyatt has accomplished and all of who she is. For those new to Houston, the article provides a soupcon of insight to the lifestyles of the city's haute monde. The New York Post's PageSix found it of enough widespread interest to post a piece on the article.
Among those singing her praises in the piece are BBF Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino. Wyatt's response to the accolades, "I was so flattered by the things that my friends said about me."