gli´-der-AH´-dee The group known as the glitterati consists of fashionable people involved in activities perceived as glamorous, such as show business, fashion, and art. There’s no requirement to be rich, […]
The term the beautiful people refers to the group of wealthy, famous people whose expensive and glamorous lifestyles are well publicized. There’s no requirement to be physically beautiful. Nor is […]
ah-ree-VEEST´ An arriviste is a person who is just beginning to arrive on a social or artistic scene, and who may be viewed as either lacking credentials or as being […]
oat´ burr-zhwah-ZEE´ The haute bourgeoisie is the upper-middle class, especially in France
no-BLESS´ oh-BLEEZH´ French for ‘nobility obligates,’ the concept that high birth or rank obligates one to behave generously and honorably.
SIGH´-uhn A scion is a person, generally young, born into a rich and influential family.
The term carriage trade originally referred to business transacted with rich clients, but with time, it has also come to describe the group of rich clients themselves. As a general […]
The term jet set refers to the international group of rich people who congregate at the world’s most fashionable resorts. Members of the jet set are also members of the […]
A prewar apartment is a unit in a type of elegant apartment building constructed in New York City prior to 1941, the year the U.S. entered World War II. Prewar […]
The jet set is the international group of rich people who congregate at the world’s most fashionable resorts. Members of the jet set are also members of the carriage trade, […]